Undoubtedly one of the finest sights in Taranto, the Aragonese Castle stands in the south east corner of the island of Borgo Antico and can be seen when entering the bay surrounding the city.
Parts of the castle actually date back to the 900’s when the Byzantines rule this region of Italy.
The main walls and towers that stand today however were constructed in the late 1400’s by Ferdinand II of Aragon.
Enter the castle via the fantastic raised walkway and stroll across the battlements and towers to see out across to the sea and the Isle of Saint Peter in the distance.
Furthermore, the Chapel of St. Leonard which is located within the castle walls is quite magnificent and is a must see.
Guided tours are also available if you wish to learn more about the history of this wonderful structure.