The majestic Tempio Dorico stands in the heart of Taranto, Italy. This ancient temple dates back to the 5th century BC and was built as a large-scale homage to the goddess Athena by the Greek settlers of the area. The estuarine port city still retains much of its ancient history and the Tempio Dorico is a reminder of the city’s and region’s long maritime heritage. Visitors to the Tempio Dorico are taken through a number of rooms, including a room of frescoes and full-length murals, which are estimated to have been created during the 5th or 6th centuries BC. The temple is a must-visit for those wishing to explore Taranto’s ancient history and take in the beauty of its well-preserved ruins.