Italy Travel Guide | Taranto Province | Puglia Region


The province of Taranto is surrounded by the Puglian provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Lecce, the Basilicatan province of Matera and on its longest side is bordered by the Ionian sea. It has over 140km of beautiful coastline with sheer cliffs, sandy beaches and clear sea which reflects the green of the maquis. The small, inland stretch of the region of Taranto has gently rolling hills, wide open valleys and areas of rock and scrubland. The whole area is peppered with ancient villages and there is evidence of ancient rock dwellings. As with the rest of Puglia, it is a fertile region with wine and olive oil being the main products.

In the south of the region, in the area known as Salento, there are some beautiful coastal resorts with white beaches and clear water, such as the stunningly beautiful Marina di Pulsano. In this region there is one of the largest canyons in Europe, the Ravine of Laterza, which is 12km long and 500m wide. It is of great importance historically as it has exposed an ancient village with settlements dating back as far as the 1st century AD. This ravine is also home to many rare species of wildlife.

Map of the Tartanto Province

Where to Go and What to See in the Taranto Province

What to Do In the Taranto Province

Eat, Drink, and Sleep in the Taranto Province

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