Cattedrale Di Otranto is most famous for the 12th-century mosaic that covers the floor of the nave, sanctuary and apse. Within the tiles, you'll recognize scenes from the Old Testament and the tree of life. The cathedral, consecrated almost 1,000 years ago, was built on the remains of a Messapian village, a Roman house, and an early Christian church. Admire the mixture of architectural styles, including Byzantine, early Christian, and Romanesque elements. In the south aisle, look for the Chapel of the Martyrs, which displays relics of those who died in the Ottoman siege of the church in 1480. Cattedrale Di Otranto is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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Yeah, I know, a trip to Europe means many visits to many churches & oftentimes they are beautiful, but kind of look the same. This one is unique with all-tile/all-mosaic floors that were gorgeous. It.... more »
Easily one of the most interesting churches in the entire region. The early medieval floor mozaic based on a tree of life motif is incredible and is in fantastic condition. more »
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