The C - Day was fixed for the 15th of May, the day in which the first ship of the cruise line Thomson Spirit will dock in the new Falanto Port Service Center in Taranto; a facility which was built to allow the citizens to benefit from the turism which will bring benefits to the city.
It is a kind of experiment that expects the arrival, every month , of a cruise ship until October , in addiction to which there is a promise for 2018 the one of a bigger ship docking. It is a big opportunity of revitalization in terms of reputation, that the city of Taranto doesn’t want to miss; that’s why all the bodies concerned are trying to organize at their best the arrival of the 1400 people who will stop in town for about 5 hours.
The tour operator are in a tizzy too, because the idea won’t end with Taranto but would be followed by a tour in Ostuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello and to the Gravine of Massafra.
To the effect that people are getting ready for a complete offer, there is the involvement of the chamber of commerce who, along with merchants and artisans, is at work to prepare markets of local crafts and to give to the turista the best idea ever.
Also Amiu will get involved, with an additional service , cleaning the streets when tourists will come.
Needless to say that Taranto has the opportunity to put a new face, open minded, to its reputation, which has been damaged for years by the monster called Ilva.