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Borgo Antico di Otranto, Otranto

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Nestled in one of the most historic towns in Italy's "heel," Borgo Antico di 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. To visit Borgo Antico di Otranto on your holiday in Otranto, and find out what else Otranto has to offer, use our Otranto holiday planner.
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  • at only 5 euros to include a guided tour, money well spent. Fantastic views from the top of the castle over Otranto and the harbour. Guided tour basic as audio translation not as comprehensive as that...  more »
  • Nice view to the Mediterranean see interesting castle and very nice town with little ally and souvenirs.  more »
  • This historical and imposing venue is also worth a trip. Unfortunately the borgo antico, or old city, is overrun by tourist shops selling mainly junky tourist memorabilia. There are some notable excep...  more »
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  • The old town is a wedding favor. Beautiful!
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  • Fabulous, memorable and above all the weight of tourism does not feel, is well run.
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  • Beautiful, beautiful! Shops and beautiful streets! To see!
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  • A wonderful place, where you can walk among lanes and breathtaking views
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  • Fantastic
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