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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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  • The cape Palascia with his fire down against the water tower is the most Eastern point of Italy. You have a beautiful view of the sea. Despite the sometimes quite hard wind can you no different than just coming down to the lighthouse. In the lighthouse you can eat or drink something small. In the surroundings you can go hiking or enjoy the clear blue sea.
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  • just off otranto, accessible on foot is a vision that takes your breath away. is the easternmost tip of salento and the phone tells you that you are in Greece
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  • This part of the coast of Salento is impressive. In addition to the sea that is clean and deep blue magic, make this coast there are the white lighthouse, cliffs and wildlife. In better days, when the air is clear, you can see the Albania in the distance. It's a romantic place, suitable for couples but also for nature lovers and hikers.
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