PALIO DI TARANTO May 8th-June 23th
FESTA DEL MARE June 28th-30th
PALIO DEL MEDITERRANEO June 30th
The 'Palio di Taranto' association organizes, since 1986, a race of ten wooden rowing boats, led by two rowers, each representing a historic district of the city. This event is well-known both within and outside Apulia's borders.
The competition has two rounds, one on May 8th and the other one on the third Sunday of June. Who finishes the circumnavigation of the city center first wins.
During the 2013 edition, the 'Festa del Mare' will be part of this event. It is under the patronage of the Municipality of Taranto and in cohoperation with 'Studio di Comunicazione', Francesco Simonetti ADV. The 'Festa del Mare' will last three days and it will be animated by sport competitions, concerts, tours and activities for children. On Saturday 29th visitors will enjoy a disco party, a concert and a firework display. On June 30th, for the first time, the 'Palio del Mediterraneo' will be addressed to Mediterranean countries.
A race with boats provided by the association, but with teams from different countries of the Mediterranean, will take place in Taranto. Winners will have the privilege to host the next edition in their own country. The 'Palio' trophy will be assigned on the second race of July. Each round of July is enriched by the 'Trofeo Interforze', where local military forces compete in a rowing boat race with shortened path, and the 'Palio delle Canoe', the latest event starring crews representing the six new districts of the city.