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What to do and see in Taranto

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Province whose territory completely overlooks the Ionian Sea. In addition to the capital Taranto other coastal resorts are: Marina di Castellaneta, Marina di Pulsano, Marina di Leporano andCampomarino di Maruggio, all locations that over relaxation of the beach allow you to perform all water sports. Taranto, whose first settlements date back to some Greek sailors around the eighth century AD, is a predominantly industrial town but that can offer important artistic excellence and landscape. To protect the harbor stands the Aragonese Castle also called Castel Sant’Angelo which dates back to the tenth century. At his feet we can see the swing bridge opened in 1887, and that allows to overcome the artificial canal that joins the open sea with one of the two ponds interiors, the Mar Grande, that make this city special. Crossing the Mar Grande and going inward you get to a second natural salt lake saidMare Piccolo. This particular shape has allowed to develop consistently the fishing industry, especially in the cultivation of shellfish, particularly mussels of which the city is a major producer. Also in the old part of town, overlooking to the sea, we can still see the Cathedral of San Cataldo also built in the tenth century. The remaining part of the city is developed around the two “Mari (Seas)” interior. In the interior of the province are Massafra which is dominated by the imposing buildings of its Castle, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and from Ancient Mother Church. We should also mention the city ofGrottaglie for its special craft production of pottery known everywhere. Continuing to Martina Franca on the hills of Murgia and inserted in the Valle d’Itria in which we can find interesting historic mansions vintage and many religious buildings, among which the Basilica of San Martino and the Church of the Carmine, while in the countryside you can see the famous Trulli with the characteristic shape.

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