Day two in Puglia: a visit to Taranto – the city choked by steel

Taranto, in Puglia, Italy

Taranto, in Puglia, Italy

Stories attract me to places, they’re an introduction, the start of a conversation.

Taranto in the south of Italy, has many stories, almost too many to bear.  Today it’s the ‘for sale’ sign that’s crunching consciences – the huge steel works that have dominated and contaminated the city for decades are on the market.

We visit Taranto on our second full day in Puglia – this is about what we find.  It’s a lot more than just steel.

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