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Castello Aragonese, Taranto

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The castle Castello Aragonese dominates the center of the craggy island of Ischia. Walk through a tunnel or take an elevator to the entrance. The sturdy walls here once protected the island's small population from pirate raids. However, Hiero I of Syracuse built it in 474 BCE long before the threat of pirates. Inside the tunnel is a chapel dedicated to St. John Joseph of the Cross, the island's patron saint. Walk or take a public bus to access the island via a stone bridge built by Alfonso V. Start your trip to Taranto by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • The massive old castle is located right next to the drawing bridge allowing the entrance to the bay around which the town of Taranto has been built. The building itself is majestic, but it is its... 
    The massive old castle is located right next to the drawing bridge allowing the entrance to the bay around which the town of Taranto has been built. The building itself is majestic, but it is its...  more »
  • The Castle is one of the most scenic parts of Taranto old town and it's lovely to either wander through it or look across at it from one of the street Cafe's. 
    The Castle is one of the most scenic parts of Taranto old town and it's lovely to either wander through it or look across at it from one of the street Cafe's.  more »
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  • A pure gem. The museum is free and open from 9am until 1 in the morning. Just book it over the phone. Make sure you mention a tour guide in English in case you need one. The guided tour is around 45mins and given directly by the Naval army. They have plenty of stories to tell. Don't miss it.
  • Hidden jewel. Old fashioned pedestrian friendly town. Lovely architecture.

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