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Castello Aragonese

Piazza Castello, 4, 74123 Taranto TA, Italy

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About Castello Aragonese

The Aragonese Castle, also known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is the main fortification in Taranto and marks the boundary between the old and the new part of the town.  The fortress was designed in the late 15th century by Francesco di Giorgio Martini, upon request of the Aragon King Ferdinand I of Naples, who wanted it for defensive purposes. it is one of the main attractions in this area which welcomes a lot of tourists.

Attractions near Castello Aragonese

The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto is an Italian state museum. It exhibits one of the largest collections of artifacts dating back to the Magna Graecia era, including the famous gold of Taranto.  It is owned by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, which since 2014 has counted it among the museum institutes with special autonomy.

Trullo Sovrano35km from Castello Aragonese

The trullo ( ancient Greek τροῦλλος trûllos , " dome ") is a type of conical construction in traditional dry stone of central-southern Puglia . Trulli were generally built as temporary shelters in the countryside or permanent homes for farmers. Much of the agglomeration of Alberobello in the metropolitan city of Bari consists of trulli.

Temple of Hera / Palatine Tables35.89km from Castello Aragonese

The territory of Metapontum is the most important archaeological site in Basilicata. It’s worth a visit indeed. The Palatine Tables is the remains of a Doric temple peripteral hexastyle the sixth century BC dedicated to the Greek goddess Hera. The temple, located near the Bradano, was linked to an extra-urban sanctuary, from which the temenos wall and the remains of an older altar emerged.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto37.8km from Castello Aragonese

The National Archaeological Museum of Metaponto is a museum located in Metaponto, in Basilicata. It houses the main artifacts found in the area surrounding the ancient Metaponto and some artifacts from the nearby area of Pisticci and from the archaeological area of Incoronata, located there.  Since December 2014, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has been managing it through the Basilicata Museum Complex, which in December 2019 became the Regional Museum Directorate.

Zoosafari41.01km from Castello Aragonese

The Zoosafari of Fasano and Fasanolandia is a tourist complex that includes a zoological garden and an amusement park located in Fasano, in the province of Brindisi. The area covers thirty hectares and is home to about 3000 animals of 200 different species, which can be observed along a car route. Particularly interesting are the groups of giraffes, zebras, lions, and Tibetan bears, as well as the only polar bears in Italy.

The coastal dunes regional natural park from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo is a protected natural area located in northern Salento, in the territory of the municipalities of Ostuni and Fasano, both in the province of Brindisi. It was established with the regional law of 27 October 2006, n. 31.  The park has habitats and coastal environments of high naturalistic and landscape interest.

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Apulia is a region of Italy, located in the southern peninsular section of the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto to the south. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers, and its population is about four million.