Taranto Tourism, Italy

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Taranto (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtaːranto] ; early Italian: Tarento from Latin: Tarentum; Ancient Greek: Τάρᾱς Tarās; Modern Greek: Τάραντας Tarantas; Tarantino "Tarde") is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Taranto and is an important commercial port as well as the main Italian naval base. It is the third-largest continental city of Southern Italy: according to 2011 population census, it has a population of 200,154. Taranto is an important commercial and military port. It has well-developed steel and iron foundries, oil refineries, chemical works, some shipyards for building warships, and food-processing factories. Taranto is known as "The Spartan City" because it was the only colony ever founded by Sparta, in 706 BC. In ancient times around 500 BC the city was one of the largest in the world with population estimates up to 300,000 people.

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This warm abode of Taranto is a delightful place to visit in Italy. When planning a trip to Taranto, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Bari. Take a short trip from Taranto and set some time aside to explore the Bari. Dotted with places like Basilica San Nicola, Velo Service - Bike Rental And Tours, Trani; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Taranto, you'll have to take a flight to Bari; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Taranto*

  • Pollution Statistics in Taranto

    Know the pollution level of Taranto before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Taranto - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 95.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.21 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Taranto

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Taranto

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.51 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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