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Address: Via Basilica, 73028 Otranto, Italy
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+39 0836 871111
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Private Tour: Otranto City Tour with Ice Cream Tasting
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Once you step in to the Cathedral you notice the mosaic floor that was created by a monk. The mosaics include the Tree of Life, the Garden of Eden, animals and people. In the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you step in to the Cathedral you notice the mosaic floor that was created by a monk. The mosaics include the Tree of Life, the Garden of Eden, animals and people. In the back corner of the Cathedral, you find the bones (behind glass) of the martyr's who refused to renounce their Christian faith and were killed by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very unique floor tapestry of the tree of life, some great art work in the ceiling and walls. Well worth a visit in this very nice southern Italian small town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although Southern Italy is full of splendid Churches if you are in Otranto you should not miss this place. The ceiling is spectacular, although it did remind me of a carpet from the 1970's, the floor is a Mosaic of the tree of life (from the 12th century), and the altar is full of bones of the Martyrs who died... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Interesting place with unique collection of bones - martyred Christians - and remarkable mosaic covering most of the floor.

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Cambridge, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

You have to visit this place if you are in town if only for the splendid mosaic floor. The crypt is a cool pleasant space but upstairs the glass cabinets full of skeletons from the massacre of Otranto lend the whole cathedral a very creepy atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Worth a visit. Superb and huge mosaic floor and a brilliant moulded ceiling. Also visit the crypt and marvel at the lighting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Wonderful spectacular floor just knocks your socks off if you like that kind of thing the imagery and workmanship are truly inspiring and not especially in a religious sense

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Wolvertem, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

it is important to know that the cathedral (and other places) in Otranto are closed from 12 o'clock until 5.In october it is already dark about 6,so you do have to control what and when you will visit important places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Previous reviewers have done justice to describing this spectacle and I can't add any more - apart from saying that is an absolutely must-see experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Stunning mosaic floor from 1200. 800 skulls from Turkish massacre. Amazing, beautiful, chilling. Must see.

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