Otranto, Italy

Otranto is a town and commune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses. It is a small fishing port and a seaside resort, situated on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Oltranto boasts deep intense crystal clear blue water and stark pristine white buildings. It is filled with outdoor cafes and shops that overlook the water. There are also many other beautiful towns nearby that are worthy of day trips.

Attractions of note are an 11th-century cathedral with a fine mosaic floor, and the ruins of an imposing Aragonese castle that provided the setting of Horace Walpole's Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto.

Things to See & Do

* The Castello Aragonese (Castle)
* The catacombs of Torre Pinta
* Otranto Cathedral
* The church of San Pietro, with Byzantine frescoes.

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 76 km²
Population – 6,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39

Port Location – The port of Otranto is located approximately 1.5 km’s from the city centre.

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