Magna Grecia, Murgia and Gravine

The ancient origins of Taranto and its provinces can still be admired in the remains of cave civilization and Greek culture which are considered still today a vibrant element of the local social fabric. In the inland areas of Taranto, characterized by landscapes where dominates the green of olives and grapes, lie numerous inhabited centres such as Manduria or Grottaglie, the origins of which are deeply rooted in the ancient history of the Messapian civilization. This territory include archeological and nature parks of great ecological interest.
The territory of Murge is characterized by the ''gravine'', deep grooves created by water erosion, and several karst caves which bear witness to a flourishing cave civilization.
The Ionian coastline features wide beaches with clear waters, characterized by gradual depths. On the coast lie cities such as Taranto, the ''city of the two seas'', and Pulsano, a cherished tourist destination with an exquisite local cuisine.