Otranto is one of the most important bathing locality of the south Italy, famous for its cleaned up waters, its splendid beaches, dipped in an historical and a very attractive context. Otranto is a small town, here everything is on a human scale and the people are full of special attention to the newcomers.
Otranto is a small lively and fascinating centre, ideal for an amusing vacation, where the places and the premises of entertainment are modelled through young people's tastes. Here you will succeed to having a continuous contact with the people that will make you to feel its warm hospitality. An holiday in Otranto is a different one with a special taste. Situated in the extreme east side of Italy the town offers sands, bathing establishments, bays, marvellous coves and natural carves.
There is only a way to know this wonderful place: living it, discovering traditions and swimming in the most beautiful sea of Italy. A legend and remind treasure, that has the power to enchant and seduce like a bridge between East and West between dream and reality, in a word: Otranto.
Otranto historic name is Hydruntum
, its origin is mysterious and full of legends ("The Castle of Otranto
" of Horace Walpole). It's told that the town was founded in the Noè's era or by Ercole that choose it after the murder of the giant Leuternino; someone else asserts that Cretans created Otranto when they reached its costs and decided to establish there because of its spring waters plenty. It is sure that in 1480 it was conquered by Turks which in that occasion decapitated 800 men of which bones are in the Otranto's cathedral.
The "Five Sails"
Is the special prize that the Touring Club and Lega Ambiente give to cities which are involved with particular skilful in ambient safety, seawater quality and tourist services. Otranto has obtained the "Five Sails" prize in the last year like best city in Italy.
Book your holidays with us and you can admire the arts and crafts, taste the gastronomy and discover the tradition and the music of Apulia
, of Salento
Upon request, you can also have access to the multimedia laboratory. Guided trips to the city of Otranto can be organized, discovering the Barocco leccese, the towns of the greek salento and the Trulli of Alberobello. Guided Trip on a boat can be also organized.
Take a look at the Otranto photo gallery
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