Welcome to Taranto

The once splendiferous Greek-Spartan colony of Taras is, today, a city of two distinct parts – a mildewed centro storico on a small artificial island protecting a lagoon (the Mar Piccolo), and a swankier new city replete with wide avenues laid out in a formal grid. The contrast between the two is sudden and sharp: the diminutive old town with its muscular Aragonese castle harbours a downtrodden, vaguely abandoned... Read More

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Magic Itria Valley E-Bike Tour

Enjoy a relaxing e-bike tour in one of the most beautiful places in Puglia and cycle along natural cycle paths surrounded by beautiful olive groves, lush vineyards and typical dry-stone walls. Places visited: Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Cisternino/Aqueduct Cycle RouteVisit Martina Franca, a city famous for its jazz festival, also called the "peal of baroque". It is a meeting point between the Angevin Medieval architecture and the magnificence of the Baroque. Stately and noble palaces, churches, and squares are symbols that make this city the capital of the Apulian hinterland. Visito to the historic centre, to the Basilica of St. Martin and possible visit to the Ducale Palace.Discover Locorotondo, well-known for being one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and famous for the circular shape of its historic centre. It boasts 146 contradas, each of them rich in history, symbols, and identity. Make sure you dont miss the historic centre with its sloped-roofed white houses, made of local stone called "cummerse". Visit to the Mother Church of Saint George the Martyr.Then, you can choose to visit Cisternino, a small town located on the top of the hill that is quite similar to Locorotondo (with whitewashed buildings, narrow streets and the top of a church belltower visible from the entrance) or cycling along the suggestive Aqueduct Cycle Route, following the walkways of the historic main channel, an old century hidden river that since 1906 brings the waters of the river Sele from Irpinia to Puglia, in order to solve the traditional dryness problems of this region. Imagine yourself surrounded by nature among dry-stone walls, wildflowers, almond trees, olive groves and lush vineyards. It allows you to switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.The places you will be visiting are connected to each other by beautiful contradas and countryside, allowing you to discover unknown places, like the Aqueduct cycle route, where you will follow the walkways of the historic main channel, an old century hidden river. Imagine yourself surrounded by nature among dry-stone walls, wildflowers, almond trees, olive groves and lush vineyards. It allows you to switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.The e-bikes represent an alternative and eco-friendly means of transport fully respects the environment. They are designed to allow anyone (children and senior included) to cycle ride without efforts thanks to a smart electric pedal-assist motor. These e-bikes can reach a maximum speed of 25 kilometers and hour, anything beyond that will cause them to work like normal bikes. The e-bikes can be used as standard bikes at any time.E-bike technical features:• light and easy to manipulate• 60 kilometers of battery autonomy• 5 speeds: up to 25 kilometers an hour• 7 speed Shimano gear and high quality brakes