What to see

The Hotel enjoys an strategic proximity to the Old City Town of Otranto: 150 meters from the Aragonese Castle surrounded by imposing moats, within which cultural and entertainment events are now held. About a hundred meters away, immersed in the characteristic alleys, stands the splendid cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata with its monumental mosaic depicting the tree of life, the biggest in Europe. 


Otranto, also called Porta d’Oriente, offers an infinite number of restaurants and terraces to taste the fresh products and Salento’s typical food. Differents boutiques of local artisans enhances the streets of the historic center. 

The city overlooks the beautiful bay and the Port of Otranto that is the starting point for boat tours, diving and water activities. 

ln a few minutes, just 1.5 km away, you can reach the colorful Bauxite Lake. 

around 5 km north of the center the two suggestive Alimini lakes and Baia dei Turchi, one of the most beautiful beaches in Salento. 

Outside Otranto there is one of the most important archaeological sites: the Grotta dei Cervi in ​​Porto Badisco, close to the cliff of Palascia with the homonymous lighthouse, easternmost point in Italy, almost 100 meters above sea level. Here you can admire the first sunrise of Italy and on days with a north-east wind you can clearly appreciate the frowning outlines of the Albanian mountains. 

18 km north of Otranto you will find Torre Dell’Orso, a bay known for its beach of very fine silver sand. Few kilometers away, La Grotta della Poesia, one of the most beautiful natural pools in the world. 

15 km to the south, Santa Cesarea with its 19th century thermal baths, surrounded by splendid coves. 

Just 40 km away the Baroque capital, Lecce.