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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.The 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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  • Easternmost point of italy where the first sunrise can be enjoyed. Very popular spot for spending NYE but can be crowded. I personally loved in a windy winter morning where the waves and the wind make...  more »
  • take the scenic road that connects Otranto with S:Maria di Leuca makes you hold your breath if you delve walking along the coast where you can admire a beautiful sea and campaigns worthy of impressionist painters.
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  • Cape Palascia, commonly known as Capo of Otranto, is the easternmost point of l ' Italy, it marks the point where the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic meet. The waters are crystal clear, the jagged rocks facing the waves. The area is quiet and relaxing.
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