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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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  • 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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  • Hotel Pietra Verde

    Via Pantaleone Presbitero,62 I - 73028 Otranto

    Hotel Pietra Verde is just a 10-minute walk from the beach in Otranto. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a large terrace for breakfast and evening drinks. All rooms at Pietra Verde offer TV and a minibar. Most have a private patio..

  • Vittoria Hotel Resort & Spa Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Via Catona I - 73028 Otranto

    Prix Prices from : 80 €

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

  • Hotel Palazzo Papaleo

    Via Rondachi 1 I - 73028 Otranto

    Offering a rooftop terrace with hot tub, Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is next to Otranto Cathedral, a few steps from the sea. This historic building now has a contemporary design with marble, mosaic and chrome. Rooms are bright and spacious and have an ele..

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