Welcome to Taranto! This beautiful city which harbors an ancient history dating back to the Spartans, is ready to welcome you.
Ancient colony of Magna Graecia, Taranto was founded in 706 BC by Spartan colonists and became in the fourth century BC one of the richest and most important cities of Magna Graecia, even considered its capital. The testimonies of this grandiose past are still visible in the old part of the city, whose historical and cultural heritage is among the richest and oldest in Europe. Main city of the well-known Salento, region with ancient and peculiar traditions, it is located close to two important UNESCO sites, Matera and Alberobello, and a short distance from all the beautiful beaches that have earned this area of Puglia the name of "Maldives of Italy".
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