Perdoni - Members of the Arciconfraternita del Carmine, Taranto, with their white robes, capes and hoods

While Italy is under lockdown, Easter traditions are kept alive.

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Tarantella-tamburino

In the Italian province of Taranto, Apulia, the bite of a locally common type of wolf spider, named “tarantula” after the region, was popularly believed to be highly venomous and to lead to a hysterical condition known as tarantism. This became known as the Tarantella.

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gondola earring

Testimony of the wealth of Magna Grecia and the goldsmiths’ skills of the artisans of the Greek polis, the Ori di Taranto are on display at the national archaeological museum of Taranto.

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San Domenico -Taranto

Taranto doesn’t even get a mention in many travel guides. It’s a shame as the town has an incredible history, stretching back to the Ancient Greeks, due to its exceptional suitability as a port.

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Taranto: castello aragonese

Children in Taranto are dying because of several polluting sources, such as a large steel plant, a refinery, the harbor, and both controlled and illegal waste dumps.

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