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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Hotel La Punta Otranto
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Vico A. Sforza, 18 - 73028 Otranto (Le)
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