The charm of Otranto lies in its particular oriental-looking urban aspect. Otranto is in fact the most eastern inhabited center in Italy and it’s not difficult to see traces of Moorish style architectural virtuosity in its streets. First of all, the immense Byzantine mosaic floor, which dominates the enchanting Cathedral and testifies to the bloody Turkish invasion of 1480. An exclusive seaside destination, with clayey and wild beaches, Otranto will give you suggestive walks in its well-preserved historic center. Our visits accompanied by expert local guides will introduce you to this wonderful town with its historical details, on a journey through architecture, traditions and crafts.
About the tour
The visit of Otranto by foot to discover this historical city is recommended for those who love calm and prefer to appreciate all the details invisible to a quick eye. All PlacenPeople organizers who will accompany you on cultural tours are licensed professional tour guides. The meeting point with the guide will be indicated after booking.
We also recommend that you inquire our team about the tours to 2 daily locations, combining the romanticism of Otranto with a guided tour of Lecce, the cradle of the Baroque and the Capital of Culture in 2015.
Costs (and inclusions)
Duration and Period
The guided tours have a duration of about 2 hours and almost all the organizers leave freedom of choice on the departure time. Available all year round.
Tours generally start with groups of 2 to 25 participants, but many organizers are flexible and also start with one person, or with groups larger than 25. On tours where you visit only one city, you meet directly on site: the organizer will indicate the meeting point immediately after booking, often agreeing this point with the guest.
Alternatively, if you choose a two-stage day tour (check tours of 2 locations) our organizers are available to offer – often free of charge – a ride by car (in the case of a few people) or to organize transport by bus or minibus (in case of groups).
How to book
📩- PlacenPeople will send your request to the Organizer and reply with his confirmation
💳- You will pay a deposit with PayPal or card. Activities in PlacenPeople are sold directly by the Organizers.
👍- You and the Organizer will talk by phone and meet on the day of the activity. You will complete the payment directly to him/her.
Acivity code: TOUR0022