Ponte Girevole, Taranto

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 online visit planner .
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  • Nice for a photo with background castello aragonese sea and bridge. This point of Taranto and very impressive.
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  • Is truly one of the most beautiful sights of Taranto. The bridge is suspended between "two seas" and think that you can raise and spend huge ships, is beautiful.
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  • I found myself in Taranto for work and taking a walk I got the swing bridge. Not large but still charming in his post. It is a feat of engineering. To see if you are in Taranto
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  • Often maligned.. Taranto old town is worth a quick visit if you are passing by. The landward industrial backdrop frames the city to the north as the city sprawls across and towards the sea. With large dockyards, a naval base, busy marina and tankers anchored at sea you quickly have a sense of the area. The old town, approached by foot from the train station through abandoned warehouses hints at what's to come in the run down port area with a local fish market, buildings braced by girders and dark narrow alleyways where life goes on. Towards the coast you come across grand buildings appearing vacant and in amongst wider alleyways the cathedral and university builings are worth exploring. These lead to the famous bridge atop the Aragonese castle and the beginnings of the modern city with some interesting building and colonial like, almost French looking aprtments.
  • This is a typical historical place from the city of Taranto. Created after first successful attacks against Italian navy during second world war, it has been working since then until now to separate Mar Grande and Mar Piccolo. Nice to look at, it is intriguing when open and navy ships sail through it.
  • Great, historical bridge leading to the Castello Aragonese. Managed by the Italian Navy it preserved important, traditional values.
  • Very nice bridge. Heavy traffic over bridge all time. Nice view from bridge.
  • one of the symbols of the historic town now plagued with numerous problems ! the town is worth the visit for its art treasures!

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