Museo Nazionale Archeologico
Palazzo del Governo
Taranto's new town is a pleasant surprise. It has a truly urbane atmosphere, with sleek shopping streets shooting off the impressive...
Guarding the swing bridge that joins the old and new parts of town, this impressive 15th-century structure was once a prison and is...
Temple of Poseidon
Swish as you might wish, this is a Taranto hot spot, with outside seating on the pedestrianised street. Great for an evening aperitif.
Trattoria al Gatto Rosso
A relaxed and unpretentious trattoria with a real touch of class - heavy tablecloths, deep wine glasses and the like. It is located in...
Lonely Planet review
In the new town is one of Italy's most important archaeological museums. It houses, among other ancient artefacts, the largest collection of Greek terracotta figures in the world. Also on exhibit are fine collections of 1st-century-BC glassware, classic black-and-red Attic vases and stunning jewellery such as a 4th-century-BC bronze and terracotta crown.