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My Travels & Places I’ve been: Otranto, Italy, April 2011

 In April 2011 I was in Otranto, Italy.

 

 Otranto is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in the Mediterranean.

 

 Otranto is located on the Adriatic coast of southern Italy in the heel of the Italian boot.

 

 This is a view i had from the terrace of Palazzo Papaleo hotel.

 

 Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is a 5 star luxury hotel with a lot of character. I can totally recommend this hotel to all who wants to visit this part of the world.

 

 It has everything what is expected from a five star hotel, it’s small, the staff was friendly and the rooms were super clean and beautiful.

 

 I also saw a wedding when I was in Otranto. She had such a beautiful wedding dress.

 

 The history of Otranto castle is mainly linked to the sad event of the Turkish siege in 1480.
Tourists can admire the towers named Alfonsina, Duchessa and Ippolita and the embankment known as the “Punta di Diamante”. When you finish your visit to the castle you can walk the streets of one of the most beautiful medieval districts in Italy.

 

 While i was in Otranto I visited the cathedral, where the bones and skull of the 800 martyrs of Otranto, killed during the Ottoman war in 1480, adorn the walls. It was scarry and I felt really uncomfortable there.

 

 Image of the mosaics of Otranto Cathedral, Italy 12th century.