CRUISE TO TARANTO
Start planning your cruise and book your excursions to Taranto, Alberobello and Ostuni:
Hot beaches, archaeological sites and vibrant markets await you. Located in the deep blue Ionian coast of Southern Italy, a cruise to Taranto will show you a city that has interesting activities for all kinds of people.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
- Marina di Taranto (private beach)
- Taranto City Tour
Founded by the Spartans in the 8th century B.C., Taranto was one of the most important city-states of Magna Graecia, and at one point even became the third most populated city of the classical period. The remnants of the ancient Greek and Roman sites and can be found in the Archeological museum.
Discover the many attractions during your cruise to Taranto, starting with the San Cataldo Cathedral, a 10th-century church dedicated to an Irish monk who lived and was buried there. Enter and marvel at the Baroque architecture and frescoes inside.
Or explore the larger region of Apulia and visit the UNESCO site of Alberobello known for the Trulli – conical-roofed limestone huts that are unique to this region.
Ostuni, "the white lady" stands on three hills in the area of Murge. It was an important Greek – Roman city in the first century AD. The picturesque medieval village with its white houses with winding streets and cobbled alleyways dominates the plains below. Don’t miss the visit to a typical oil mill with a tasting session of olive oil.
Our Taranto cruises offer more adventures in the areas around Taranto. If you prefer to stay in the port of Taranto, then be sure to look into our guided tour of Taranto to see all the highlights and attractions available by coach and on foot.