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Cattedrale Di Otranto, Otranto

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Religious Site Church
Cattedrale Di Otranto is most famous for the 12th-century mosaic that covers the floor of the nave, sanctuary and apse. Within the tiles, you'll recognize scenes from the Old Testament and the tree of life. The cathedral, consecrated almost 1,000 years ago, was built on the remains of a Messapian village, a Roman house, and an early Christian church. Admire the mixture of architectural styles, including Byzantine, early Christian, and Romanesque elements. In the south aisle, look for the Chapel of the Martyrs, which displays relics of those who died in the Ottoman siege of the church in 1480. Plan your visit to Cattedrale Di Otranto and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Otranto trip generator.
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  • Great also the Cathedral crypt with the famous columns that tradition says that if the accounts several times never returns the same number
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  • Don't miss one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Italy, with a mosaic that will make you go crazy, I recommend a guide who will tell you the whole story of this Cathedral.
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  • Very impressive cathedral. Particularly affects the mosaic that lies beneath your feet, great!
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