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Taranto is located on a fine natural harbor at the head of the Gulf of Taranto, on the Ionian Sea. The city occupies the extremities of two peninsulas and an island lying between them and separated from them by two narrow canal;s spanned by bridges. Northeast of the island is an almost landlocked basin, the Mar Piccolo and southwest is a broad bay opening on the Ionian Sea, the Mar Grande.Taranto, first called Taras, was founded by Greek colonists from Sparta in the 8th century B.C.

  • Last visit to Taranto: Jan 1970
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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