Taranto in the past
Taranto is characterised by a long history and traditions. In fact the city was founded in 706
Taranto was less chaotic than nowdays: there were not so many buildings and means of transport
such as cars and the traffic was less frantic.
It was not so modern as nowadays. The town was infact smaller, made up of the old
town, the Borgo and the suburb of Rione Tamburi. There were still the horsecoaches!
Air was much more breathable. Shopping was done in small greangrocers’ that have been
replaced by department stores and commercial centres. There were not dust – bins
in the streets, Garbage was collected from houses. The plastic bags for rubbish did not exsist.
The Air smelt good and clean.