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Taranto

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One of the most famous colonies of Magna Graecia, the 'City of the Two Seas' lives in symbiosis with the Mar Grande, bordered by Punta Rondinella and Capo San Vito, and the Mar Piccolo, a semi-enclosed basin. A fascinating intertwining of history and culture, between the old town and the modern city, linked by two bridges: the stone bridge, built after the flood of 1883, and the swing bridge, inaugurated in 1887, a fascinating symbol of the great works of mechanical engineering. The ancient remains are kept at the National Archaeological Museum, the Marta, where it is possible to admire the famous 'Ori di Taranto', refined productions of the local goldsmith's art, as well as the immense collection of archaeological finds. The patron saint's festival in honour of San Cataldo, in which the boats of the different city districts compete in the characteristic palio, is very suggestive. A privileged occasion to taste the famous Taranto mussel, undisputed queen of the table, both cooked and raw.

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