A pretty city has been named one of the must-visit destinations in Europe this summer, with its landmark being voted as Italy's finest by travel experts. Taranto, nestled on the gorgeous Ionian Sea, boasts a rich history that makes it a worthwhile visit. On the face of it, Taranto is a functional, workmanlike city. It is a significant commercial po...

Taranto is not the romantic Puglia visitors have been clamoring for in recent years. But it is a city in bloom and one with the potential to become a creative capital of southern Italy–if given the right energies and investments.  The City of the Two Seas–so called because it overlooks both the Ionian Sea (the Great Sea) and an inland body of water...

When one thinks of Italy, traditional images come to mind. Churches that are hundreds of years old, engineering and architectural wonders from centuries past, rolling hills, mountains, the sea and, of course, great food, all are thought of when talking about Italy. Northern Italy sometimes brings thoughts of a more modern, industrial, bustling envi...

Italy, NATO ratify Taranto logistics deal. Authorities officially signed the agreement between the Italian government and the Alliance’s Support and Procurement Agency on Wednesday, kickstarting the management of the NATO Southern Operational Centre in Taranto – now a key Allied logistics hub in the Mediterranean Sea. Established in 1972 as the “So...

It’s astounding how many everyday English words have their roots in Italian: think confetti, stilettos, casino, volcano, influenza, and quarantine, just to name a handful. However, there are also many words making their way into everyday language that find their origins in specific Italian cities. Items were often titled after their places of origi...

We've written articles in the past about incredible opportunities to purchase houses in Italy for just one euro ($1.10 USD), designed to combat the depopulation of small villages. Which has included similar initiatives being taken in the villages of Calatafimo, Abruzzo, Sardinia, and Lazio. Now there's a new opportunity to buy houses in Italy and i...

The Italian naval base of Taranto in Puglia is the setting for the $15m (€14m) shoot of Edoardo De Angelis’s Second World War epic Il Comandante. A 1940s submarine has been recreated at a cost of $1.5m (€1.4m) alone. Produced by Indigo Film, the shoot is that rare thing in the Italian industry: a local film of scale and scope. What is more remarkab...

Major NATO maneuvers on Taranto, Apulia. The Navy's most important base in the southern Mediterranean consolidates its strategic role within the Atlantic Alliance with the activation, which is still being worked on, of NATO's Multinational Maritime Command for the South. Confirming the news was Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Enrico Credendino speaking...

Also this year, Apulia is on the podium of the most loved places to have a holiday. It’s simple to understand why: crystal clear waters, sand and rocks, good and genuine traditional food. Next to the most famous locations, there’s a special place, maybe less touristy:  Taranto and its district. A city surrounded by other villages with old town, can...

Italy celebrated the return of three stolen ancient terracotta statues, depicting “Orpheus and the Sirens”, in a ceremony on Saturday in newly unveiled Rome. Art museum is saved. Until earlier this year, the drawings – dating to about 300 BC – were on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. But Italian carabinieri officers in the countr...