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Guide to visiting Otranto


Otranto is a classic tourist town full of shops. The beautiful old town and the magnificent beaches make Otranto a perfect destination for both seaside and cultural tourism. To visit all the year.

Guide service

The guide service requires half a day.
Please contact Mr. Giampaolo Nanula +39 333 2637942
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The half-day visit of Otranto can be combined with the visit of Gallipoli, Galatina, Copertino, Nardò, Castro, the Grotta della Zinzullusa, Santa Maria di Leuca, Lecce.

Half day itinerary

Otranto, is a city full of history, former head of the territory today said Salento but once called Terra d’Otranto. The city (nice and well kept), has retained many traces of its glorious past. Today Otranto is one of the main tourist destinations of Puglia. The view starts from an ancient and imposing gate called Porta d’Oriente almost a symbol in this city considered itself being Otranto the easternmost tip of Italy. Here came Byzantine merchants, from here you went to reach the Holy Land, the land of encounters and clashes, safe haven in the shadow of the great walls which we follow until you reach the castle so suggestive as to inspire the English writer Horace Walpole drafting in 1764 the castle of Otranto, the first Gothic novel in world literature. We continue towards the church of San Pietro, a rare example of a perfectly preserved Byzantine church, and through the city center we arrive at the Cathedral to admire the fantastic mosaic that covers the floor: it is a work of great artistic and religious value, an authentic compendium knowing the sacred and the profane medieval. Very suggestive also the Chapel of the Martyrs of Otranto an eternal reminder of the brave Otrantini who lost their lives during the conquest of the city by the Ottoman armies in 1480. The tour ends with a visit of the Crypt.


Opening of the main monuments and fees

Castello Aragonese

Opening hours: January and February 10: 00-13: 00/15: 00-17: 00 Closed on Monday March 10: 00-13: 00/15: 00-18: 00 Closed on Monday April and May 10: 00-13: 00 / 15: 00-19: 00 open every day June 10: 00-13: 00/15: 00-22: 00 open every day July and August 10: 00-24: 00 open every day September 10 am -13: 00/15: 00-22: 00 open every day October 10: 00-13: 00/15: 00-18: 00 closed on Monday November and December 10: 00-13: 00/15: 00- 17:00 closed on Monday Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Price: full € 2.00 reduced € 1.00 (6-14 years, over 65, school children, disabled and accompanying persons, groups over 20 units) Limited accessibility to the ground floor for visitors with motor disabilities

Cathedral of Otranto

Opening hours: solar time: morning 8.00 - 12.00 afternoon 15.00-17.00 summer time: morning 8.00 - 12.00 afternoon 15.00 -19.00
Price: Free admission
Note: Rules for guided tours of tourist groups Each group cannot exceed 15 people The use of a mask is mandatory for all Each group can stop in Basilicata no more than 20 minutes It is accessed only from the central door and exits from the crypt During the guided tour, the tone of voice must be such as not to disturb other visitors Clothing appropriate to the sacred place is required (it is considered inappropriate and therefore forbidden, for example, to visit the church in a bathing suit in too skimpy clothes in historical costumes and any other disguise harmful to the dignity of the place) Mobile phones must be turned off or at least put on silent mode It is not allowed to make photographic video recordings

Chiesa di San Pietro - Church of Sant Peter

Opening hours: Morning 10.00-12.00 Afternoon 16.30-20.30
Price: Free admission
Note: ATTENTION: in this case the times are purely theoretical and totally unreliable, the church is opened and closed by a caretaker who is not known when he comes.

Diocesan Museum of Otranto

Opening hours: (Italiano) ora solare: mattina 10,00 - 12,00 pomeriggio 15,00-18,00 ora legale: mattina 10,00 - 12,00 pomeriggio 16,00 -20,00
Note: Closed for restorations

(Italiano) Laghetto di Bauxite

(Italiano) Si tratta di un piccolo bacino di acqua formatosi in una cava di Bauxite abbandonata


Address: (Italiano) Seguire le indicazioni da Otranto sud
Price: (Italiano) 3,00€ per il parcheggio
Note: (Italiano) Si lascia la macchina al parcheggio e si fa un piccolo tratto a piedi

Bus Parking

Coach parking in the port area
Cost € 70.00 for the whole day


Public toilets at the Coach parking lot, usually dirty.

Le informazioni contenute in questa pagina sono aggiornate al 20/06/2021