We will return to the time of Taras, as if we were travelling in an unbelievable time machine, to the today’s Taranto city, founded by the Spartans in the 8th century B.C. After wearing the period clothes, and being armed and equipped, we will live a real hoplite experience of Magna Graecia, at a time when the population of Taranto, of Greek descent, fiercely opposed the Roman army. We will join the training on how to use the spear, the shield (oplon) and the bow with the master of ancient weapons. We will recall the religious rites and the myths of the ancient Taras and we will get to know our fellow travelers. We will switch between historical reconstructions and moments of “combat” in the archaeological outdoor sites, but also we will live experiences of everyday life by tasting the typical local farmer dishes offered in an outdoor refreshment point. The experience is suitable for both men and women and children.
The cost is € 25 per person for a minimum of 10 participants and a max. of 30.
For children aged 8 to 12 the cost is € 10 ; free for children younger than 8 years old.
Tastings and aperitifs are included in the price.
The experience have a duration of about 3 hours. Experience available starting from Easter time to October.
How to get there
The experience takes place nearby the city of Taranto. After booking it will be possible to speak by phone for more details.
No special requirements are needed.
The organizers speak Italian and English