GUIDED TOURS TARANTO – THE OLD CITY CENTRE AND THE ARAGON CASTLE
TOUR DURATION: FULL DAY
GUIDED TOURS TARANTO OLD CITY CENTRE AND CASTLE DESCRIPTION
GUIDED TOURS TARANTO ITALY. We will consecrate our morning to the discovery of the only colony of the Magna Grecia Empire, founded by Sparta. Our guided tour will go through the visible ruins of the Doric Greek Temple and those hidden under St. Augustine’s Church, St. Cataldo’s Cathedral and under the charming cloister of St. Dominic’s Church. Still, we will not miss the evidences of the extraordinary stratifications of the following centuries so that we will be able to reconstruct the history of the different dominations and cultures that the city still preserves in its womb. In the afternoon we will meet the Navy staff who nowadays take care of the Aragon Castle, one of the most visited monuments in the region: they will bring us in the mysterious atmosphere of the tunnels and towers of this structure which also houses the little chapel of St. Leonard. The visible stratifications from the Greek period to the Spanish one will give us the chance to recognize the different defensive strategies adopted over the centuries to protect the city from the attacks coming from the inland and especially from the sea.