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Cape Palascia, Otranto

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Cape Palascìa, commonly known as Capo d'Otranto, is Italy's most easterly point. It is situated in the territory of the Apulian city of Otranto, in the Province of Lecce at 40° 7' northing and 18° 31' easting.LighthouseThe lighthouse there was built in 1867 and abandoned in the 1970s but and reopened to tourists in 2008, where it hosts the Centre on Environment and Health of the Mediterranean ecosystems and a multimedia museum of the sea. It is one of five Mediterranean lighthouses protected by the European Commission. It is often visited by tourists, especially at New Year, since it stands at the point where the dawn of the new year may first be seen in Italy.According to nautical conventions, Capo d'Otranto marks the point where the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea meet.
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  • Last day in Salento and fantastic visit to this place. The silence of the wind is part of the landscape. A beacon that monitors the safety of the sea. To see
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  • nice area especially to see along the coast to the colours of the sea and its nature-I don't recommend the beaches during the summer too crowded
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  • During a boat trip we were told the story about Capo d'Otranto very interesting and impressive to know that's where the Division of the two seas.
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  • Great place. On a clear day one can see albania's mountains
  • It is a great place
  • One of the most beautiful places in Apulia. To pass to get your fill of an emotion difficult to describe and that only the sea can give you. An almost spiritual place!
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  • A very nice place, a nice walk to the lighthouse, a unique landscape.
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  • Italy looks to the East and the lighthouse marks the beginning and end of a continent. A mystical place of rare beauty. A scenic lighthouse and a Bay resoundingly beautiful. Worth visiting.
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