Taranto Shopping from North Puglia & Basilicata Ionian Coast
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Excursions & day trips

Taranto Shopping from North Puglia & Basilicata Ionian Coast

Free cancellation
Language: German , English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Guided walk around the old town of Taranto
  • See the Aragonese castle and cathedral
  • Free time for shopping in the new town
What to expect

Founded by the Spartans, and one of the largest cities in the world by 500 BC, Taranto is still an important port city and naval base to this day. This half-day tour will give you an introduction the city with a guided walk around the old town and new town followed by free time for shopping.

You'll explore this city of two halves, concentrating first on the old town, which is spread over an island protecting a lagoon, Mar Piccolo. You'll see the 15th century Aragonese castle, which overlooks the swing bridge over to the mainland, as well as the ruins of an ancient 6th century BC Temple of Poseidon.

After checking out the cathedral, one of the region's oldest Romanesque buildings, you'll head over to the new town, which follows an airy, grand 19th century design. Then at the end of the tour, you'll have time left over for shopping or bar hopping.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Transport
    • Guide
    What to remember
    Dress appropriately – no shoulders or knees showing – when visiting religious buildings
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    Provider
    TUI ITALIA S.R.L.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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