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Borgo Antico di Otranto
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Otranto
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

It is small but charming ! The fortress is usually used for exhibitions (2 years ago I saw a very good one on Picasso drawings, Tauomachia) but it is closed off-season. The mosaic pavement of the basilica it-s a must - everyone should see it cause it-s unique and extremely beautiful. Otranto is one of the small towns along Adriatic Italian coast that should not be overlooked when travelling there.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Fortress is very monumental, you can see there was some importance of this city and it´s harbor in the past, there were battles close to the City as well as in the City itself. It was founded by Greek settlers (its original name was Hydrus), twice was captured by Ottomans (1480 and 1537), later also by French garrison to watch English fleet...rich history could be seen on quality of walls and fortress itself. As everything in Otranto is small, you can easily walk from harbour to the fortress, around through narrow streets, without being tired...do not go there during national holidays (end of July/beg. of August), as the City is completely crowded by Italians.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We kept seeing tourists we had seen earlier in the day in Lecce - not many of them British, mind. Otranto is a great sightseeing visit, with lots of variety, including a beach. The old town is a delight with lovely surprises at every corner, although a little heavy on the shopping opportunities (every one the same) in some places

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

the place is wonderful despite it is always crowded. You can walk through the little streets up to the castle and then down to the port and you won't feel tired. A great place to visit!

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