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Ponte Girevole, Taranto

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Bridge · Tourist Spot
Take a walk down iconic Ponte Girevole, which joins the new city on the island, with its cafes and shops, to the ancient mainland town of Borgo Nuovo. The only existing bascule bridge in Italy, it spans a canal connecting the Great Sea to Mar Piccolo and was built to allow the passage of military ships, which still pass through today. Visit the museum in the new city before strolling along the bridge, past the Aragonese castle, to the historic cathedral in the old city. Don't forget to try the fresh seafood that's plentiful along the waterfront. To visit Ponte Girevole on your holiday in Taranto, and find out what else Taranto has to offer, use our Taranto.
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  • The closed Bay of Taranto has been an ideal naval base since the time of Tarentum, with its anchorage protected from the sea. Only the Royal Navy was able to get the Italian fleet here in 1940, and...  more »
  • This bridge was made at the cost of 1 tower of the castle. But it is 1 one a kind in the world. it only takes 3 minutes to open or close.  more »
  • Is not a Museum but there is a place nearby where to visit part of the castle, just cross the bridge and you will find the information point at the castle, a great place, especially at night, from here you can enjoy a view of the castle, sea and city. Few steps from the old city where you can enjoy a walk in the almost characteristic place in Taranto. If you come here is a place where you can sit, relax or wolk on the long sea way
  • Beautiful port. Great vibe.

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