A car rental in Taranto, Italy is a perfect way to explore the ancient city of Taranto and its many historic sights before continuing on your epic road trip through Italy. Located slightly over an hour's drive from Bari, Taranto is known as the "Spartan City," because it was founded by Greek colonists originating from Sparta in the 7th century B.C. In ancient times, the city was believed to be inhabited by over 300,000 people; 33% more residents than it hosts in modern times. With historic monuments, contemporary luxuries, including plentiful bars, boutiques, restaurants, and tourist venues, a trip to southern Italy would be incomplete without at least a brief stop in Taranto.
Taranto is defined by its historic link to the ancient Greek city and its connection to the sea. Founded as a trading port, the modern city was in fact constructed over the ancient Greek city, meaning the various ruins, including parts of the city walls, several temple columns, and early Christian tombs are located in the heart of the city. Because the city is rather congested, a private chauffeur in Taranto would arguably be the most convenient and time-efficient way to explore the various sights found throughout the city. Taranto is also home to the Tarantella, a traditional folk dance that supposedly started as a vigorous jig to sweat out the venom of native spiders, coloquially known as tarantulas. A trip to Taranto in the summer will likely result in travelers witnessing this bizarre, maniacal dance.
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