Cattedrale Di Otranto, Otranto

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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. Cattedrale Di Otranto is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Otranto Edition.
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  • The Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata is located in the heart of the old town of Otranto. Despite having been remodeled and rebuilt many times over the centuries-under the Turks became even mosque-still retains several masterpieces: first the mosaic on the floor along the path that leads from original sin to salvation; of great value also some Byzantine frescoes and those of the crypt; very beautiful even the Bell Tower and the rose window on the main façade.
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  • I don't think you need words or presentation the otranto Cathedral is just wonderful
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  • I won't comment on what we saw. The guides do it very well. The mosaic pavement is very surprising because the themes are not only biblical but also appeal to medieval sources of inspiration. Not to mention the relics of...
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