2. Taranto Cathedral
This Byzantine structure was originally created in the 10th century and then restored and reconstructed in the 11th century with the addition of a basilica.
Located in the centre of the Borgo Antico, the cathedral is easily accessible on foot and is a great building to visit during a tour of the old town.
The front facade of the Cathedral features several ornate marble statues and decorative pediments; furthermore, the coast of arms of Taranto can be seen above the immense doorway.
Inside, the Byzantine influence is ever-present and you can still see some of the original mosaic floor tiles.
Furthermore, the Chapel of San Cataldo features some amazing decoration and patterned artwork with a dazzling display of colour.