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Otranto Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


Otranto lies at the end of the “heel” of Italy. Greek influence was so strong here that even today inhabitants speak a dialect which is similar to Greek. The town was once the capital of the last remaining Byzantine stronghold, the “Terra d'Otranto”, which held out against the Lombards, and then the Normans, before being vanquished by Mohammed II in the 15C. During this siege, the town's inhabitants were killed on a hill, the Colle della Minerva, where a sanctuary was later built in their memory.

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Tourist attractions Otranto : Things to see and do

  • Cattedrale (Cathedral) Interesting

    Piazza della Cattedrale I - 73028 Otranto

    Built in the 12 C and altered in the15 C, it has an amazing mosaic pavement created between 1163 and 1165 by a priest, Pantaleone: the decoration in almost primitive shapes is fascinating both for the freshness of the colours as well as for the livel..

  • Old Town

    Piazza della Cattedrale I - 73028 Otranto

    There is an attractive view from the northeast pier of the port: perched on a cliff, the "old town" is dominated by the Aragonese castle, its trapezoidal form flanked by huge cylindrical towers. It is accessed through the Porta di Terra and..

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Hotels Otranto

  • Hotel Meublé Gabbiano Two stars Two stars

    Via Porto Craulo 13 I - 73028 Otranto

    Prix Prices from : 50 €

    Hotel Meublé Gabbiano offers simply furnished en suite rooms and free Wi-Fi, all a 10-minute walk from the centre of Otranto. The nearest public beach is a short walk away. Rooms at the Meublé Gabbiano come with tiled floors, a fan and work desk. So..

  • Vittoria Hotel Resort & Spa

    Via Catona I - 73028 Otranto

    Right in the heart of Otranto, stylish Vittoria Hotel Resort & Spa features a luxury wellness centre, gym, and swimming pool. Rooms have a private terrace, and internet and parking are free. The Vittoria has a fresh, contemporary design and a host o..

  • Hotel Miramare Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via Lungomare Terra D'otranto 55 I - 73028 Otranto

    Prix Prices from : 70 €

    The Hotel Miramare is set in an unbeatable location right in the heart of Otranto just a few metres from the golden sandy beach. The hotel's peaceful atmosphere and friendly staff are the perfect combination for an unforgettable stay in one of Sa..

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Restaurants Otranto

  • Atlantis-Bel Ami Comfortable restaurant 

    Via Porto Craulo I - 73028 Otranto

    Delicious fish dishes, including raw fish and seafood specialities, are served in this restaurant on the beach with its own private bathing establishment. Beautiful location.

  • Degli Haethey Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    via Sforza 33 I - 73028 Otranto

  • Retrogusto Quite comfortable restaurant 

    via Tenente Eula 7 I - 73028 Otranto

    Although this restaurant is slightly set back from the seafront, the high quality cuisine focusing on the flavours of the Salento makes the short walk well worthwhile. A classic ambience with simple yet tasteful furniture, soft background music and a..

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