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The Metapontum archaeological site is one of the most impressive complexes dating from Magna Graecia in southern Italy, but interpreting the ruins on your own can be a challenge. With this tour, take a deep dive into ancient Greece with the insights of your guide. Admire the impressive temples, sanctuary, and agora, and take in the vast collection of unearthed artifacts that are now housed in the museum.
With its whitewashed homes and magnificent cathedral, Ostuni is a highlight of Puglia’s Itria Valley. Take in its old town in just a few hours with this walking tour led by a private guide. Admire the main square and Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and learn about their history and architecture, then stroll along lanes lined with traditional workshops to the Aragonese walls to take in the views over the countryside.
The guided tour starts from Piazza Castello square, the center of the major monuments of interest. Here we will visit the ruins of the Doric Temple of Poseidon dating back to the 6th century. B.C. with two Doric columns that bear witness to the ancient Magno-Greek temple. The tour continues with the visit of the Aragonese castle inside which there is the Navy: the first tower was built by the Byzantines in the eleventh century and over the centuries was expanded to the current conformation. Very close to the castle you will visit and travel the revolving bridge, symbol of Taranto, connecting the island of Borgo Antico with the peninsula of Borgo Nuovo. About 90 meters long, it was inaugurated in 1887 and overlooks a large navigable canal that unites the two seas: the Mar Grande with the Mar Piccolo. The tour concludes with a visit to the Cathedral of San Cataldo, built by the Byzantines in the second half of the tenth century, although remodeled with a Baroque façade in the mid-1700s.
ALBEROBELLO AND OSTUNI ARE BOTH TWO UNIQUE CITIES SO DIFFERENT ONE FROM ANOTHER. BOTH OF THIS PALCES ARE A MUST TO VISIT IN APULIA REGION.
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What are the best Shore Excursions in Taranto?
The best Shore Excursions in Taranto according to Viator travelers are:
- Tour guide Metapontum: Impressive Greek Ruins along the Basilicata's coast
- Ostuni private tour: Beautiful old white town
- Taranto walking tour: the town of the two seas
- The Wonderful Alberbello & The White City Ostuni Full Day Tour
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