A legend says that once in the city of Taranto people caught a strange disease, tarantism, caused by the venomous bite of the Tarantula. To heal, the whole village danced the tarantella, a dance supposed to dispel venom. But in reality his bite is not dangerous for humans, and we do not know if this disease really existed. The Tarantula is a spider that owes its name to the city of Taranto in Italy. She is part of the family of wolf spiders, and is native to southern Europe. The Tarantula can reach 2 inches long, without the legs. She lives on the ground and digs a burrow filled with silk in which she lives.