Otranto Highlights Full-Day City Tour

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Otranto Highlights Full-Day City Tour

On this full-day tour of Otranto, you will discover the north to visit the legendary Cave of Poetry next to the archeological site of the ancient fortified city of Roca Vecchia, the dramatic view of the Faraglioni stacks of Torre S. Andrea, the natural landscapes of Alimini lakes.
In the South, we will visit the old town of Otranto that was declared by UNESCO as “Heritage witness to a culture of peace”. While walking around the town, the ancient walls and the Aragonese Castle can be admired. The castle is a massive building which is part of the tough defenses of Otranto. It was built in the 15th century on one of Frederick II’s earlier fortresses ruins.
Another masterpiece of Baroque architecture we’ll discover is the Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta, consecrated in 1088. It has a huge rose window and the interior has columns said to come from a temple of Minerva and a fine mosaic pavement of 1166. It’s one of the largest mosaics in the world and depicts the “tree of life” with interesting representations of the months and Old Testament subjects. The Cathedral also has a crypt supported by 42 marble columns.

Duration

8 hours

What’s included

– Guiding Services
– Private Transportation

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