Taranto, the city on 2 seas
Guided walking tour of the historic centre, church + seafront
Guided tour of Taranto, the city on two seas, so called because you can see two of them, the Mar Piccolo, the inland sea with its fishing boats and mussel farms, and the Mar Grande, with its commercial and industrial port; the city lies on the deep blue Ionian Sea, the largest tributary of the Mediterranean Sea.
Guided walking tour starting from the castle and throughout the old town with a visit to the Cathedral of St. Cataldo, the swing bridge and the waterfront to admire Taranto, the city on 2 seas.
In the middle of the two seas, the swing bridge, built at the end of the 19th century, the old town centre, one of the oldest in southern Italy with all its narrow streets, posterns, steep and very narrow stairways, dating back to the 10th century, called the Island because it resembles an island in the middle of all the city districts around it, and the castle, still a fortress today.
We will take you into the Cathedral dedicated to San Cataldo, with a decorative apparatus that no one can imagine, truly precious.
During the walk you must stop at the Doric columns, belonging to an ancient Spartan temple dating back to the 6th century B.C. in front of the castle and the sea, one of Taranto’s most representative pictures.
In Taranto’s main street, Via S. Tommaso D’Aquino, there are cafés and bars where you can enjoy an ice cream or an aperitif and go shopping.
Taranto is famous for its history, especially for the immense archaeological heritage of the largest ancient Magna-Greek city in southern Italy, preserved in the national museum.
A city to discover, to see, to touch and to experience.
⏳ Duration tour: 2 h
📅 Tours every day
⌚️ 10 h – 16 h
The starting times of the visits can be changed if necessary
➡️👀 Meeting point in Piazza Castello
✅ What’s Included: Qualified Guide, Accessibility Information
❌ What’s not included: Entrance fees to monuments and museums