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Otranto Guided Walking Tour in Salento

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  • Free cancellation

The city tour will take you to discover the Norman Cathedral , consecrated in 1088, a work of Count Roger I adorned later (about 1163), by Bishop Jonathas , with a mosaic floor , It has a rose window and side portal of 1481. The interior , a basilica with ship and two aisles , contains columns said to come from a temple of Minerva and a fine mosaic pavement of 1166 , with interesting representations of the months , Old Testament subjects and others . Bones and relics of the Martyrs of Otranto , who perished in the 15th-century siege surround the high altar . The church Has a crypt supported by forty-two marble columns . The same Count Roger founded a Basilian monastery Also here , Which , under Abbot Nicetas , Became a place of study , the ITS library was nearly all bought by Bessarion .

After seeing the cathedral you will visit the Church of St. Peter and Castle , reinforced by Emperor Frederick II and rebuilt by Alphonso II of Naples in 1485-1498 . It has an irregular plan with five sides , with a moat running along the Entire perimeter . In origin it had a single entrance , reachable through a draw- bridge. Towers features three cylindrical ones and a bastion called Punta Diamante ( "Diamond 's Head "). The entrance sports the coat of arms of Emperor Charles V.

Guided tour in Otranto, one of the most important town of the Salento, in the Apulia region, southern Italy.

Highlights:

  • Discover the historical center of Otranto with a certified tour guide
  • Pleasant walk through the street in old town, with a visit to the local craft shops
  • Visit the Cathedral with its wonderful mosaics and the castle

What's included

  • Licensed guide
  • Walking tour

What's not included

  • Food & Drink
  • Transfer/Pick up service

Meeting point

Aragonese Castle of Otranto, Piazza Castello 73028 Otranto LE. (Outside the Castle)

From EUR 138 per group


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Duration:
2 hours

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  • Offer type: Private
  • Fitness level: Easy

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