Explore Taranto like an insider! Secret locations, experiences and untold stories only the locals know… Our staff are proud to reveal Mercure Local Stories.
A VOLATILE STORY
Under the so-called “golden sky”, the paneled ceiling that was completely g...
AN OLYMPIAN’S BURIAL
The spoils of the body preserved in the National Archeology Museum are thos...
SHOWING YOU ITS MUSSELS
Whether they are lying on a plate of spaghetti, or in soup, or raw with lem...
OUT OF THE BLUE
The long mural on a ceramic panel decorating the promenade along the sea in...
The Mare Grande (big sea) washes the external coast of Taranto and converge...
SAINT CECILIA’S FRITTERS
In the local dialect, the pettole are also nicknamed the “cuscini del bambi...
(PARTIAL) VIEW OF THE DORIC TEMPLE
The two columns next to the Ponte Girevole once belonged to the Temple of P...
THE DA VINCI BATTLESHIP
Leonardo has been the witness of an extremely important part of the history...
A MINI DUOMO DI MILANO IN TARANTO
Many people call it the mini Duomo di Milano as there is a resemblance betw...
THE LEGEND OF FOAM
The sirens sitting on the rocks on the sea promenade remind of an ancient l...
MONUMENT TO THE SAILOR OF TARANTO
There are two most famous Taranto sailors. They are seven metres tall with...
FOUNTAIN OF THE ROSE OF THE WIND
Tramontana, Grecale, Levante, Scirocco, Ostro, Libreccio, Ponente and Maest...
THE DOLPHIN AND ITS CITY
The dolphin is the symbol of Taranto, because it is the animal which appear...
FROM PENINSULA TO THE ISLAND BY BRIDGE
t is impossible to confuse the old town with the new, because the two Taran...
The Old Town prefers kissing, a s suggested by the alley’s nickname. After ...
Sometimes the Saint Francis of Paola Bridge can transmute into an embrace, ...
BEYOND THE WELL
The Redeemer's Crypt is a tiny church, developed in a space the size of a r...
For all those who regularly consult at least two Apps dedicated to weather ...
HOMAGE TO THE SEA
Built in the 1860’s, the Holy Mother of God Co-cathedral designed by Gio Po...
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