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Cathedral of Otranto

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Address: Otranto, Italy

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Everything they say about the unique mosiac is true. Don't miss it. It's worth a journey to Otranto just to see the cathedral but you'll find plenty of great restaurants and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Everything they say about the unique mosiac is true. Don't miss it. It's worth a journey to Otranto just to see the cathedral but you'll find plenty of great restaurants and shops while you're there too.

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Lecce
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Awesome Cathedral built on the remains of a Messapic village, adorned with precious mosaic. Must see!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, plain and simple unlike all the Baroque of Lecce. The crypt especially was stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Cover up your knees and shoulders and go. Creepy(in a good way) to see the skulls from the Turkish massacre....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Undercroft was interests ring. Cathedral above was beautiful, with an amazing ceiling. Altar by main door was almost "Art Deco" like....from a time long before the period....Beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A truly beautiful Cathedral! During our visit a soprano was singing accompanied by the organ. The organist also sang with her. Downstairs was an amazing crypt that was held up with columns from a variety of sources including Greek and Roman antiquities. A crypt in the main chamber contained glass fronted cases containing many skulls and bones from an historic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

In Otranto, there were no signs to direct us to the cathedral, so I inquired at a Q8 gas station and was told that we had to park our car in the lot next door and walk in. We walked to the old town, then up some steps to the cathedral. The mosaic floor which we had come to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This beach is absolutely gorgeous! If I ever am lucky enough to go back to Italy I would definitely spend more time here then just a quick day trip but unfortunately I was very limited on time since I was just in Italy for business.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

After spending a lot of tourist time in Italy, it can be easy to dismiss the opportunity to look inside 'another church'. However, the Otranto Cathedral is 'a must visit' due to its amazing mosaic floor and ceiling, as well as other significant features. Be prepared for tour groups and school groups so that you can enjoy your visit. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is an amazing cathedral with the most simple and beautiful mosaic floor. The ceiling also outstanding and the history behind the Ottomans beheading of 800 people and you can see the remaining bones. A good history lesson for us all to remind us of what others have done to sacrifice for freedom.

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Address: Address: Otranto, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Otranto

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