Centro Storico Otranto, Otranto

#1 of 225 in Historic Sites in Province of Lecce
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Nestled in one of the most historic towns in Italy's "heel," Centro Storico Otranto features winding, medieval streets and a path to the Aragonese castle. Visit the main square's decorative clock tower and the area's many churches. Look for the town's system of seaside defensive towers constructed during the 1500s. You'll have views of the Adriatic Sea from hills and overlooks. Head to Corso Garibaldi, the city's main commercial street, for some shopping. PutCentro Storico Otranto into our Otranto road trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Came here on route to Santa Maria di Leuca as had also read about taking the SP358 coastal road to the heel. We only stayed around an hour but time to walk through the old part of city and lovely...  more »
  • Fantastic experience, make sure you go before the sunrise to have time to explore every single place in this amazing historic center. We loved!  more »

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