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San Cataldo

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  • Sep9

    Interrail: Ausflug nach Tarent

    September 9 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Da das Wetter heute trüb war, bot sich ein Ausflug nach Tarent an, welches ein schönes archäologisches Museum besitzen soll. Tarent war in der Antike ein Zentrum der griechischen Kolonien in Süditalien (Magna Graecia) und soll als Stadt 1000 Jahre älter als Rom sein. Leider ist die Altstadt ziemlich verfallen und um die Stadt herum erstreckt sich ein Gürtel aus Industrieruinen. Der Hafen ist einer der bedeutendsten von Italien.Read more

  • Day162

    Taranto

    April 7, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Last stop before the next job: Taranto.
    Not a long stop though as it is pretty uninteresting. Arriving from the West I traversed several kms of oil and container terminals before arriving at the old city. I found a small island covered in old apartment blocks and separated by 6ft alleys just wide enough for an Ape 50.
    Rather pompously Taranto calls itself the "The City of Two Seas", as it divides what are known as Mar Grande and Mar Piccolo. In other words the Med is on one side and a small lagoon on the other.
    There is a castle of course; the Aragonese Castle, also known as Castel Sant'Angelo. It is a military barracks with guided tours for the few who haven't seen enough of them.
    The Mussolini inspired town hall is one of the ugliest and ill-proportioned buildings I've seen. Just in case one misses the connection, the main door is flanked by two "fasces" as carried before the legions of Rome. They used to be bundles of rods symbolising the legal authority of Rome, and so it is ironic to find it here as the Etruscans invented it in the first place !
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    Tony Hammond

    Do they speak EsTaranto there?

    4/13/19Reply
     
  • Day162

    See food and skip

    April 7, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Taranto is famous for its seafood. After seeing through the plastic bags the mussel beds in the lagoon, and smelling the lagoon, I decided not to sample the local fare.

    People releasing plastic bags (balloons) into the air outside the ocal church.

    Rowing club in action.
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    Tony Hammond

    Overall an interesting net result...

    4/13/19Reply
    Rose Siva

    Very blue blue....

    4/26/19Reply
     

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