Excursions & day trips
Lauded as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, Otranto delivers on great views and a fascinating past. Begin with a guided walk around the warren of medieval streets and you'll get to admire the town's architectural mix of Byzantine and Mediterranean styles, dominated by the 15th century fortress. The star turn, however, is the 11th century cathedral. Be sure to check out the incredibly detailed mosaic floor and the macabre Chapel of the Dead that contains the bones of Otranto martyrs executed during a Turkish invasion of 1480. Afterwards, you'll have some time to relax, shop or watch the world go by from a café.
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours