Otranto, located on the Adriatic Sea, represents the easternmost point of Italy. Rich in history and natural beauty. The ancient part is surrounded by walls and bastions that enclose the famous Cathedral, dating back to the year 1000 and inside which stand the remains of the martyrs slain by the Turks after the conquest of 1480. The Cathedral is embellished with a floor mosaic, a work of immense value and great symbolic significance. Inside the Cathedral there is also the Crypt, the oldest of the Apulian ones. Its importance is also due to its vastness.
In the city center stands the Aragonese Castle dating back to the fifteenth century, surrounded by an imposing moat, completely renovated and currently home to countless exhibitions and events. Nearby, on the north coast, the Alimini Lakes and the Baia dei Turchi are popular destinations for tourists attracted by the natural beauty of the beaches. In the south of Otranto the suggestive rocky coast, often used as a natural setting for films and cultural events, goes as far as Porto Badisco, the mythical landing place of Aeneas who fled from the destruction of Troy and the Grotta dei Cervi, a Neolithic settlement including the pictorial complex largest in Europe, not accessible to the public to preserve its integrity.