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The south-west coast of Puglia from Taranto to Marina di Ginosa

Taranto to Marina di Ginosa

The coastline around this city of Taranto, an important port in southern Italy, has no particular interest. To find again an interesting coasline you will need to go north towards Castellaneta Marina and Ginosa Marina. Both seaside resorts are very beautiful and with long sandy beaches.

Along this part of the coast there is also the Nature Reserve of Stornara that stretches for several kilometres up to the border with the Basilicata region.

 

Taranto

Taranto was a important Greek colony and later became an important Greek colony of the Magna Graecia. Unfortunately of its glorious past almost nothing is left, but if you find yourself nearby you should visit the National Archaeology Museum. It contains extraordinary finds such as figured terracotta objects, collections of ceramics and priceless gold jewellery.

  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.475507, 17.230781 (40°28'31.8"N 17°13'50.8"E)

Castellaneta Marina

Castellaneta Marina is part of the 'Riserva Statale Stornara' that stretches along the coast of this northern part of the Ionian Sea. The area is made up almost exclusively of villas, hotels and resorts.

  • Type of coast: sandy
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Castellaneta
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.462345 - 16.937914 (40°28'18''N 16°56'15''E)

Marina di Ginosa

Marina di Ginosa is a famous coastline adorned, several times, with the Bandiera Blu (Blue flag) and the Vele Blu of Legambiente for its clean beaches and clear sea. Along this stretch of coast there is a series of Mediterranean pine forests part of the nature reserve 'Pinete dell'Arco Ionico'. Of great interest is the Lake Salinella, with numerous migratory bird species. There is, here, is a long stretch of free to acess sandy beach with some organized lidos.

  • Type of coast: sandy
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Ginosa
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.426549 - 16.892895 (40°25'47''N 16°53'23''E)

 

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Tourist Offices

IAT Ginosa Marina
+39 099 8431001
Piazza della Stazione

IAT Castellaneta Marina
+39 099 8439274
Piazza Kennedy 13

 

IAT Taranto
+39 334 2844098
c/o Castello Aragonese, Galleria Comunale

 

Coast of Puglia

Beaches by town