Top Choice Museum in Taranto

Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto

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 ar…
Castle in Taranto

Castello Aragonese

Guarding the swing bridge that joins the old and new parts of town, this impressive 15th-century structure was once a prison and is currently occupied by the Italian navy, which has restored it. Multilingual and fre…
Cathedral in Taranto


The 11th-century cathedral is one of Puglia's oldest Romanesque buildings and an extravagant treat. It's dedicated to San Cataldo, an Irish monk who lived and was buried here in the 7th century; the Capella di San C…
Notable Building in 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 palm-planted Piazza Garibaldi which is dominated by the gigantic rust-red 1920s Pa…
Archaeological Site in Taranto

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 Aragonese castle mark the location of the erstwhile Temple of Poseidon.
Market in Taranto

Fish Markets