Otranto

Otranto faces the Adriatic Sea and is located 45 km away from Lecce. The ancient town of Otranto is recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage as a “messenger of peace place.”

You can access the old town via the Lungomare degli Eroi, through the monument dedicated to the martyrs and the Porta Alfonsina. In the old town you can appreciate the Aragonese castle, the Cathedral and the remains of the 800 martyrs killed by the Turks in 1480. Outside the town there is the Punta Palascia lighthouse and the emerald green lake that stands out among the hills of the quarry of coral bauxite.

The “Deer Cave” in Porto Badisco, known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Neolithic”, is decorated with pictograms that tell the mythological Enea landing.

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