12 Sights in Taranto, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Taranto, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Taranto, Italy.

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1. Mudi Museo Diocesano di Taranto

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The Diocesan Museum or Mu.di. it is set up in the premises of the sixteenth-century Archbishop's Seminary of Taranto in the Old Town. The Museum was inaugurated on 6 May 2011 by Archbishop Benigno Luigi Papa. The Mu.di is spread over 4 floors, with a basement, with the remains of an ancient Iapigio village, the ground floor which includes a 100-seat auditorium, a multipurpose hall, and the first and second floors, where the thematic sections are located: Liturgical, Christological, Mariana, Saints, Religious Orders and Confraternities, Cathedral and Archbishops. The exhibition includes over 300 works spanning a period of time ranging from the seventh to the twentieth century, including sacred furnishings, relics, paintings and sculptures of exceptional cultural value. These are largely from churches no longer open for worship, or from the "Treasure of San Cataldo" and the patrimony of the archdiocese.

Wikipedia: Museo diocesano (Taranto) (IT), Website

2. Ponte Girevole

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The Ponte Girevole is a swing bridge in Taranto, Italy, spanning the navigation canal between Taranto's Mar Grande and the Mar Piccolo. The bridge connects Borgo Antico island to the Borgo Nuovo peninsula. The canal was excavated in 1481 as part of the defenses of Taranto. A steel and wood bridge was first built across the canal in 1886. The present steel bridge was built in 1958. Officially titled the Ponte di San Francesco di Paola, the bridge has two swing spans that pivot near the banks of the canal to meet in the middle of the canal. When open, the halves are parallel to the embankment, leaving the width of the canal clear for passage. The bridge is a Taranto landmark.

Wikipedia: Ponte Girevole (EN)

3. Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore

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The church of San Domenico is a Romanesque-Gothic church that stands on the western front of the historic center of Taranto, whose construction was completed around 1360. The name "Maggiore" with which it was identified in the only monograph published today on the complex is actually inexact, being known in the sources as the title attributed to the current Sanctuary of the Madonna della Salute or Monteoliveto, in the period in which the Dominicans moved there from the post-Napoleonic Restoration to 1866.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore (Taranto) (IT), Website

4. Tempio Dorico

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The Temple of Poseidon is a peripteral Doric temple of Magna Graecia located in the modern piazza Castello in the historic centre of Taranto, Italy. It is the oldest temple in Magna Graecia and the only Greek religious structure still visible in the old town of Taranto. The temple dates to the first quarter of the sixth century BC. It fell into ruin in the Middle Ages and parts of it were reused in the construction of other buildings.

Wikipedia: Temple of Poseidon (Taranto) (EN)

5. Monumento al Marinaio di Taranto

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The Monument to the Sailor of Taranto is one of the monuments of the New Village of the city. Dedicated to the sailors of the Italian Navy, it was made of bronze on Corso Due Mari by the sculptor Vittorio Di Cobertaldo in 1974, at the behest of Admiral Angelo Iachino, commander of the fleet stationed in Taranto during the Second World War, who wanted to donate the work to the city that was the scene of the famous "Night of Taranto".

Wikipedia: Monumento al Marinaio di Taranto (IT)

6. Monumento ai Caduti

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Monumento ai Caduti L'utente che ha caricato in origine il file è stato Maximix di Wikipedia in italiano / FAL

The War Memorial of Taranto is the largest monument in the city's Borgo Nuovo. Dedicated to the citizens who died during the First World War, it was conceived, designed and made of Trani limestone and bronze by the Taranto sculptor Francesco Paolo Como, who was the winner of the special national competition. The site of Piazza della Vittoria was chosen for its installation, where it is still located today.

Wikipedia: Monumento ai caduti di Taranto (IT)

7. Palazzo Amati

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The Palazzo Amati in Taranto is one of the most prestigious palaces in the city's Old Town. It was built in the second half of the eighteenth century by Baron Giacomo Amati, through a complex work of joining three minor buildings that he had owned since 1748. The palace overlooks the Mar Grande, but the entrance with the imposing portal is located in Vico Vigilante.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Amati (IT)

8. Palazzo Carducci Artenisio

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The Palazzo Carducci Artenisio in Taranto is one of the main palaces of the Taranto aristocracy. The building has largely preserved the original noble features, both in the fine decorations and in the furnishings. It was built in 1650 by Ludovico Carducci, descendant of a noble family from Florence. The entrance to the building is located in Vico I Seminario.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Carducci Artenisio (IT)

9. MAR.TA Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Taranto

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The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (MArTA) is an Italian museum in Taranto, Italy. It exhibits one of the largest collections of artifacts from the Magna Graecia, including the Gold of Taranto. The museum is operated by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities of Italy.

Wikipedia: National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (EN)

10. Giardini Peripato

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The Peripato Gardens is a park in the city of Taranto. They occupy an area of almost five hectares located in Borgo Umbertino, close to the Mar Piccolo. The name refers to the school of Aristotle of which the scientist and politician from Taranto Archita was an important exponent.

Wikipedia: Giardini Peripato (IT)

11. Palazzo Pantaleo

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The Palazzo Pantaleo in Taranto is an eighteenth-century building owned by the Municipality. From 2000 to 2007 it housed some collections of the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto in the Old Town. It is currently home to the Alfredo Majorano Ethnographic Museum.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Pantaleo (IT)

12. Fontana della Rosa dei Venti

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The Fountain of the Rose of the Winds in Taranto is a monumental fountain in the city's Borgo Nuovo. It was designed by the architect Brunetti in the center of Piazza Ebalia, between Via Berardi and the Vittorio Emanuele III seafront.

Wikipedia: Fontana della Rosa dei Venti (IT)


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