The green lung of Taranto
A few steps from the Palazzo dello Sport in Taranto and about half a kilometer from Viale Magna Grecia stands the Archaeological Park of the Greek Walls, an exemplary naturalistic, archaeological and cultural resource.
Named after Pierre Wuilleumier, a French scholar of the twentieth century and author of a work dedicated to the Apulian city, Taranto from the origins to the Roman conquest, the Park was established with the aim of protecting those fragments of ancient history and the past of the city of the two seas. The area offers one of the oldest evidence of the foundation of the ancient Taras by the Spartan civilization, dating back to the eighth century BC, and finds dating back to the period of its maximum splendor, namely the fifteenth century, including the construction of a wall in the eastern area of the city.
The Archaeological Park of the Greek Walls is the green lung of Taranto, a small urban forest with more than a thousand trees, a variety of species about 2 meters high, capable of absorbing a considerable amount of carbon dioxide.
In addition, since 2013 the site has hosted the concert of Uno Maggio Libero e Pensante.