Otranto is known as the City of Martyrs, these masters of the Christian faith were sanctified on 12 May 2013, and the first great Gothic novel in European literature, Horace Walpole’s ‘The Castle of Otranto’, was set here.

Among its main monuments are the Cathedral of the Annunziata inside which are the remains of the 800 martyrs who lost their lives at the hands of the Turks during the massacre of 1480, the Aragonese Castle and the small Byzantine church of St. Peter rich in medieval frescoes.

Gourmet routes

Our idea is to combine an itinerary of your choice with the chance to sample some of the area’s gastronomic excellence through our original Percorsi Golosi and Eno Percorsi.

Traditional Otranto dishes: Otranto is a seaside town and offers great fresh fish dishes and delicious seafood.

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