Taranto

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One of Italy's most significant port cities boasts a rich history, an Old Town full of architectural gems, and great seafood.

Taranto is a coastal city in Puglia, Southern Italy. it has a number of sites of historic value - Situated at the angle of the canal, Big Sea and Piazza Castello, the Aragon Castle was built between 1486 and 1492 by orders of King Ferdinand II of Aragon for the purpose of protecting the city. There are several Greek temple ruins - some from the 6th century BC - such as the remains of a temple dedicated to Poseidon with its two surviving Doric columns. The Promenade (lungomare), named after former Italian king Victor Emmanuel III, overlooks the Mar Grande, the natural harbor and commercial port.
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  • Taranto
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  • Aragon Castle | Castello Aragonese
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