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.