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Otranto: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in Salento

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Location: Otranto

Period of time: 2h

Price: 130 € per group

Category: Rundgänge

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Organisational Details

Participants: 1-54 person (Only group booking)

Registration:3 days before deadline

Languages:German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Booking option:Booking on fixed rate

Description of Tour

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 and the castle

 

Discover Otranto in a walking tour of 2 hours.

Gateway to the East , built on the sea .
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.

Services

Inclusive

• Certified tour guide


Exclusive

• Transfer service

• Drink & Food

 Transfer service to / from Bari or Brindisi airport / port on request