The Salento jewel
A Salento jewel, Otranto, located on the Adriatic coast of the Salento peninsula is the easternmost town in Italy, the bridge between West and East, an area full of Caribbean beaches, a place rich in history, art and culture.
During the Roman period, Otranto was one of the most important maritime cities in Puglia.
Otranto is known for the uniqueness of its sea and the importance it covers within the Salento tourism economy. The old village, the ancient walls and churches compete with the incomparable sea and the characteristic landscape, to best represent this enchanting city.
Moving along the coast to the north, within a few kilometers, we find seaside spots characterized by a fantastic nature and fairytale locations, such as: Grotta Sfondata, Baia dei Turchi, Alimini Lakes, the Sant'Andrea stacks, and the Grotta della Poesia.
The Adriatic coast offers exciting scenarios also heading towards Otranto south with: Baia d’Orte (where you can also admire the famous Cava di bauxite just a few steps away), Porto Badisco, Porto Miggiano.
All this makes Otranto a unique mix of history, art and nature. The beauty of the sea and the beaches, the richness of its art place Otranto at the center of Salento tourism.