Private Tour of Taranto aboard an Ape Calessino

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Taranto, IT
4.8 (128)
Taranto, IT
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Experience the enchanting city of Taranto like never before with a Private Tour aboard an Ape Calessino. In just an hour, you'll be able to explore the most captivating corners of the old town and the Umbertino village. As the saying goes, "the best way to visit the city of two seas." Whether you're passing through or have limited time, this tour offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Taranto without feeling rushed. Let yourself be guided by our knowledgeable driver-guide as you cruise through the city in a charming Calessino bee. With audio guides and private transportation included, this tour ensures a seamless and unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on the chance to witness the wonders of Taranto in all its glory.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-3 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Explore the historic Castello Aragonese
  • Stroll along the beautiful promenade
  • Learn about the fascinating architecture of the fascist period
  • Admire the stunning fountain of the Compass Rose
  • Visit the ancient Doric temple of Poseidon
  • Private transportation
  • Audio guides
  • Driver-Guide

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Embark on a private tour of Taranto aboard an Ape Calessino and discover the hidden gems of this captivating city. With our experienced guides, you'll have the opportunity to explore the most interesting places in the old town and the Umbertino village in just an hour. This tour is the perfect way to experience the city of two seas, especially if you're short on time. Let yourself be guided aboard a charming Calessino bee and see for yourself why Taranto is a must-visit destination.

What to expect?

During this 60-minute tour, you can expect to visit some of Taranto's most iconic landmarks and attractions. From the Aragonese Castle to the swing bridge, you'll have the chance to admire the city's historical heritage. Along the promenade, you'll pass by monuments and buildings of the fascist period. In Piazza Ebalia, you'll discover the fountain of the Compass Rose and the Bank of Italy building. The tour will also take you to the National Archaeological Museum of MarTa and the famous Ponte Girevole. From the Vasto descent, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Mar Piccolo. The tour ends with a visit to Piazza Fontana and the ancient San Cataldo Cathedral, before concluding at the Doric temple of Poseidon.

Who is this for?

This private tour of Taranto is ideal for travelers of all ages who are interested in history, culture, and breathtaking sights. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a curious explorer, or simply looking for a unique way to experience the city, this tour caters to all. The knowledgeable guides will provide fascinating insights into the city’s past and present, making it a memorable experience for both locals and tourists alike.

Why book this?

By booking this private tour, you'll have the exclusive opportunity to explore Taranto's highlights in just one hour. The Ape Calessino adds a touch of charm and uniqueness to your journey, making it a truly memorable experience. With a local guide by your side, you'll gain deep insights into the city’s history, architecture, and culture. This tour allows you to maximize your time and see the best of Taranto, ensuring that you don't miss any of the must-visit attractions.

Good to know

When booking this tour, keep in mind that the duration is approximately 60 minutes. The meeting point is between the Aragonese Castle and the swing bridge. The tour covers various points of interest, including the Castello Aragonese, the Rotonda del Lungomare, Piazza Ebalia, the National Archaeological Museum of MarTa, Ponte Girevole, and more. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be some walking involved. As you explore Taranto's ancient sites and architectural wonders, you'll be amazed by the rich history and beauty this city has to offer.


Previous visitors have praised this private tour for its knowledgeable guides and comprehensive itinerary. Travelers have raved about the unique experience of riding in an Ape Calessino and appreciated the opportunity to see the highlights of Taranto in such a short amount of time. Many have been impressed by the guide's expertise and passion for the city, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of Taranto's culture and history. Overall, reviewers have expressed high levels of satisfaction with this tour, encouraging others to embark on this captivating journey.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Castello Aragonese

(Pass by)

Since it takes about an hour to visit the castle, a description will be provided with the possibility of admiring it from the outside.

Monumento al Marinaio d'Italia

(Pass by)

Along the promenade, the monument will be described without particular stops.

Palazzo del Governo

Once near the Rotonda del Lungomare we will stop for a few minutes to describe the palaces of the fascist period including the Government Palace and the Central Post Office.

Piazza Ebalia

Once in Piazza Ebalia we will describe the fountain of the Compass Rose and the building of the Bank of Italy.

Museo Nazionale Archeologico

(Pass by)

Returning to the old city we will pass, describing its peculiarities, in front of the National Archaeological Museum of MarTa.

Ponte Girevole

(Pass by)

Returning to the old city we will pass again on the swing bridge describing it together with the navigable canal and all the various transformations that took place at the end of the 1800s.

Mare Piccolo

At the end of the descent of the Vasto we stop to admire the Mar Piccolo, describing the whole scenario that we find in front of us, starting from the right from the military Arsenal, the Punta Penna Pizzone bridge, second breast of the Mar Piccolo and first breast, the springs of fresh water "Citri", fishing and mussel cultivation.

Piazza Fontana

After having crossed the streets of the marina, via Garibaldi and Via Cariati, we arrive in piazza Fontana we will make a brief stop to describe the fountain restored in the 1980s by Carrino and the eighteenth-century clock tower.

San Domenico Maggiore Church

Going up the San Domenico slope, we arrive in the church of 1300 which gives way to the procession of the sacred mysteries that precede Easter, an event deeply felt by the people of Taranto.

Cattedrale Duomo di San Cataldo

After visiting the church of San Domenico we walk along via Duomo until we stop again to visit the oldest cathedral in Puglia, San Cataldo of Irish origins who in addition to being the patron saint of the city was also bishop of the city of Taranto.

Tempio di Poseidon

We have reached the end of the tour, but not without having visited the Doric temple dating back to the sixth century BC. the only testimony of the Magna Graecia era. We are in piazza municipio right in front of the point from which our Falanto tour started.



4.8 (128)


We had a great tour with Luigi! He was very kind and professional. Kids (6 and 2) loved it. Great way to explore the city with young kids.


Andrea was a great tour guide! He was a respectful and safe driver and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed getting know to the Taranto area’s history. I loved the interesting and beautiful neighborhoods; Andrea had such great insight and information. Thank you for a great experience! It was a lot of fun!


The employees were very nice. We rode in new cars (tuk tuk). TYhey covered the area for us. Wish they were located closer to the port.


Florina was great. Safely drive us through the narrow streets, informed us of all the history and even stopped to allow a quick visit to a church. Highly recommend.


Our guide did an amazing job of giving us history and importance of every landmark He truly loves his homeland


An excellent trip around Taranto with our guide who spoke excellent English. In the electric tut tut which got good access to the narrow roads.


It was a nice tour of about an hour in my hometown I had on Sunday 08/10 with the very nice and kind Ape Car driver guide Gianluca. If not necessary for me to translate into English some history of the monuments visited for my partner, I would certainly have given it 5 stars. In any case, an excellent tourist initiative by my fellow citizens. Taranto should focus and expand the tourism attractions and services to strengthen the city's name and economy. Bravi!


Sara was a great tour guide on the Ape Calessino but honestly Taranto was worth missing. There is really very little to see and the Ape Calessino tour was stretching out a tour for the sake of it. The highlight was being told Rome is the capital of Italy!! We would not recommend going to Taranto or doing this tour.

Maria S

Great tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. The tour was well organized. We loved Taranto and will be back.


Tour lasted 35 mins and was disappointing. Only stop where we got out of the vehicle was the cathedral which was beautiful.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-25 03:57