Guided tour of Otranto, the easternmost citySKU: 25848
Description of Guided tour of Otranto, the easternmost city
The company of the guide will have fun exploring one of the most artistically important cities in the region: the beautiful Otranto , pearl of the Salento area with its historic center of Norman origin .
Our guide will escort you on this very pleasant and peaceful walk through its streets dotted with small shops dedicated to local crafts.
The key points of our excursion will be different: we will start with the Cathedral , built during the Norman domination at the behest of Roger I and consecrated in the year 1088.
The cathedral preserves inside the splendid floor mosaic dated 1166, which illustrates the annual subdivision into months and subjects belonging to the pages of the Old Testament.
It will therefore be the turn of the Church of San Pietro and, finally, of the Medieval Castle .
The guide will illustrate the interventions carried out on the latter over the years, such as the reinforcement work of Emperor Frederick II Hohentsaufen of Swabia or the reconstructive one ordered by Alfonso II of Naples between the year 1485 and 1498. < br />
The castle is particularly interesting from an architectural point of view due to its irregular plan on five sides and the ancient moat that surrounds the entire wall perimeter, which can be overcome thanks to the drawbridge active on the only access road. to the structure.
The entrance still stands today the lemma of the Spanish emperor Charles V.
Come with us to discover Otranto , the easternmost city in Italy.
- Guided tour of Otranto
- Licensed tour guide
Does not include:
- Castle entrance ticket (optional visit)
The guided tour lasts 2 hours.
Times must be agreed directly with the hotel after purchasing the coupon.