Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto
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
This is one of the few visible remains of the once great Greek-Spartan colony of Taras. Two colomns and some foundations opposite the...
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...
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Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto information
In the new town is one of Italy's most important archaeological museums, exploring ancient Taras. It houses, among other 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.