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Storia comune di Otranto provincia di Lecce

Otranto occupies the site of the ancient Hydrus or Hydruntum, a town of Greek origin. During the byzantine domination it was so important to be called “Byzantium of Salento”. After Norman, Anjou and aragonese dominations, Turks attacked the town: the bishop, the clergymen and the people took refuge in the cathedral, but they were murdered by the Turks; 800 survivor prisoners died murdered on a hill. Otranto pepped up only with the Kingdom of Naples. Nowadays the town and its people are very proud of its history and few although important monuments. 



Informazioni turistiche comune di Otranto provincia di Lecce

Otranto overlooks on the Straits that takes its name, Otranto Channel, on the eastern side of the Adriatic sea and that’s why the town is also called “Door to the East”: it’s the most eastern Italian town. Its climate it’s mild and in summertime the cafés, the little shops in the old town are full of tourists. In the old town you will walk on downhill streets and on narrow and twisting alleyways in which Spanish, Andalusian and baroque styles get together to shape one of the best Italian “borgos”. It’s interesting to notice that there are some granite balls setting on the houses’ edges: those are the balls that Turks threw on Otranto in 1480. An Italian environmentalist organization adds Otranto among the top ten beautiful Italian towns.




Aree di interesse turistico del comune di Otranto


Monumenti, musei, chiese, parchi naturali, castelli e attrazioni da vedere in comune di Otranto

Cattedrale

Porto Badisco

Cripta Bizantina di San Pietro

Castello Aragonese

Chiesa Santa Maria dei Martiri

Costa del sud

Costa nord

Borgo antico

Museo Diocesano


Appuntamenti, eventi, manifestazioni e sagre comune di Otranto provincia di Lecce

The genius of Salvador Dali'
Fair of the Blessed Martyrs
Sagra dell'uva

Festival of the sea urchin
Festa della Madonna dell'Alto Mare

La Ghironda Summer Festival 2012

Otranto Jazz festival
In the heart of Salento July 23th to 27th in Otranto at the castle moat three days of concerts...

Alba dei popoli 2013

Max Gazzè + nessuna pretesa

Notte di San Silvestro Otranto

1° Trofeo 800 Martiri di Otranto

Hydromusic fest - Claudio Santamaria e Jazz All Stars con Carolina Bubbico

Hydromusic Fest - Raphael Gualazzi

Giorgio De Chirico - Mistero e Poesia

Roberto Vecchioni in concerto & concerto dei Vega 80

Notte di San Silvestro

Mercatino dell'Antiquariato

Festa della Befana e Natività Subacquea

Hotel e strutture ricettive a Otranto (Lecce) - Puglia

HOTELS Otranto (3)
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OTRANTO Tourism

Mulino a Vento
Located only 5 Km from Otranto, the village "Mulino a Vento", stands in a ...

Hotel degli Haethey
The "Hotel Degli Haethey" is a very modern "four stars" hotel. Built in ...

Masseria Bandino
An ancient construction once dedicated to stock rearing and dating back to ...

Hotel Pietra Verde
Pietra Verde Hotel is the mediterranean stay. It is placed in a paticulary ...

Residence Solaris

Villa Raffaella Residence

Appartamenti a Baia Verde Gallipoli

The Palace Lecce
In the heart of Salento, in the center of Lecce, 200 meters from Piazza ...

Callistos Hotel

Lu Caffa
"Lu caffa" is the dialect with which the old vernolesi called the central ...

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