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.
Tours to Ponte Girevole
Ponte Girevole reviews
The closed Bay of Taranto has been an ideal naval base since the time of Tarentum, with its anchorage protected from the sea. Only the Royal Navy was able to get the Italian fleet here in 1940, and... more »
This bridge was made at the cost of 1 tower of the castle. But it is 1 one a kind in the world. it only takes 3 minutes to open or close. more »
Is not a Museum but there is a place nearby where to visit part of the castle, just cross the bridge and you will find the information point at the castle, a great place, especially at night, from here you can enjoy a view of the castle, sea and city. Few steps from the old city where you can enjoy a walk in the almost characteristic place in Taranto. If you come here is a place where you can sit, relax or wolk on the long sea way
Beautiful port. Great vibe.
Plan your trip to Taranto
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Taranto
Side trips from Taranto
Hidden gems in Taranto
Museums in Taranto
Historic Sites in Taranto
Trips to Ponte Girevole by other users
31 days in Brindisi BY A USER FROM ITALY Damati I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site Cantina Albea winery and museum 32 days in Italy & Marseille BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA Milan Turin Marseille 7 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA Bari Taranto Santa Maria di Leuca 6 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM ITALY Lecce Taranto Bari 21 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Milan Venice Ravenna 15 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM ITALY Vieste Castellana Grotte Taranto