As Tour Operator based in Puglia, we let you explore the long heel of Italy’s boot to discover sights, tastes, and amazing seascapes and landscapes you’ll find nowhere else!
Taranto and its Ancient Greek roots, with its marvellous jewlery collection, intact ancient pottery and beautiful Roman mosaics;Its old town centre is a fascinating maze of narrow alleyways, many of which only allow access in single file; these streets provide a charming and unusual setting for visitors.
Fish markets rub shoulders with hidden architectural gems and cafés and bars spill out onto the pavements.
The Cattedrale di San Cataldo, right in the heart of old Taranto, dates back to the 11th century and houses the relics of the city’s patron saint Cataldo. The façade of the cathedral is baroque though the cupola shows clear Byzantine influence. Inside there is a wonderful mosaic floor while the chapel of San Cataldo, where the saint’s relics are preserved, is adorned with a superb series of frescoes and marble staues.
Taranto’s other great monument is the Aragonese Castle, built by King Ferdinand of Aragon in the 15th century. During the 18th century the castle became a prison before eventually passing to Italian Navy. It opens to visitors and is one of the town’s most popular tourist attractions.
Nearby there is the beautiful canal with its Ponte Girevole, a swing bridge that opens to allow the passage of the navy’s fleet. Joining us,in Taranto, you will have a walking food tour. In fact, during the guided tour of the town you will have several stops to taste row sea fruits for fishermen, local produce, gelato, and wines! It’s an extraordinary experience to taste our typical food, meet the locals and visit an off-the-beaten town.
At lunch time you’ll taste local dishes and excellent wines in a Enoteca (Wine bar). And you can climb on board to admire Taranto by the sea and watching dolphins. Aperitivo at sunset and light dinner on board.