Taranto is the capital city of the province with the same name. Based in Southern Italy, it is the main Italian naval base and has much heritage to offer as well as glorious countryside landscapes. Have a look at easyJet holidays’ guide to holidays in Puglia for further inspiration on this Southern Italian resort.
The city of Taranto has plenty to do for holidaymakers and sightseers in the region. Make sure you pack your camera or sketch book to capture the historic sites and fascinating architectural gems that you will pass. The Aragonese Castle is a good example of the attractions you can expect to find and there are also a number of old palaces; the Piazza Fontana, Saint Domenico’s Church and the Madonna della Salute Sanctuary which are all recommended attractions to see on your holiday!
Wander the streets of the town to learn about the history that stands around you: most of the buildings are over one thousand years old! They were originally rebuilt by the Byzantines after the Saracens destroyed what was originally housed here in 927 AC. Take note of the arches, stairways, alleyways and old workshops that have so much character. As you wander the streets soak up the atmosphere and the locals as they go about their day to day business, plus don’t forget to stop for refreshment in one of the city’s eateries and try the local food and drink.
A visit to Taranto can be enjoyed all year round, but if you really want to experience the finest southern Italian weather then book a stay between June and September. A holiday to Brindisi is nearby if you fancy experiencing beaches on the eastern side of Italy.
Choose a holiday to Taranto this summer; book with easyJet holidays for budget accommodation and low cost flights as well as the use of a flexible booking system you can trust. When you book both your flights and accommodation at the same time you’ll make further discounts on your holidays to Italy.