Travel and Culture in Apulia

OTRANTO: tourism and culture

Some useful and interesting informations about Otranto: history, art, events, nature, gastronomy.


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Otranto, called the “East Gate”, is situated in the most eastern point of Italy, to the South of the Adriatic Sea.


Otranto, called the “East Gate”, is situated in the most eastern point of Italy, to the South of the Adriatic Sea.

This beautiful sea town is 50 Km away from Lecce and a few Km from the other touristic places on the coast.

The city of Otranto

It is rich in attractions: the wonderful beaches with white sand and crystal-clear water and the fascinating old town centre.

Otranto was the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2010 winner of the 5-sail rating in the Guida Blu issued by Legambiente and Touring Club for the cleanest seawater in Italy.

Otranto was the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2010 winner of the 5-sail rating in the Guida Blu issued by Legambiente and Touring Club for the cleanest seawater in Italy. Otranto also features on the top 15 list of the most beautiful towns in Italy drawn up by the Italian National Association of Municipalities, and in 2010 became a UNESCO world heritage site.


To reach Otranto you have to reach Lecce first (by train) or Brindisi (by plane or by train) and then you can take the line buses to Otranto.

Otherwise, if you arrive by car from the North, you have to drive along the Sole motorway (A14) as far as Canosa and then you have to take the clearway Bari-Lecce. From Lecce the main road leads you as far as Otranto.

Moreover, the ferries to Greece and Albania leave from Otranto.





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