Otranto, castle
City of Otranto was built in prehistoric age, who arrives in Otranto already has with one self, in own mind, an ancient city myth.
In this way “ city of martyrs ” does not disappoint. In spite of millenniums, many things remain and it’s all there to makes it self admire. Just after martyrdom tragedy ( 1480 ) of eight hundred citizens the city, west outpost in Mediterraneo, was rebuilt and defensive works reinforced in historical centre, surrounded by walls, you can enter “ Porta Alfonsina ”, built up to Aragonese king (Alfonso D’Aragona), that sends away Turkish-men, ahead following a small street we can find Romanic cathedral, built around 1080.

Inside cathedral we can admire a mosaic flooring, restored some years ago, that was carried out between 1163-1165.
It is made up by millions coloured tesserae draws “Live tree”.
In historic centre we still can admire the castle, manor, stately, surrounded by deep and broad moat, with three cylindrical keeps and one gets down to ward coast like sharp lance built in 1578.
From Castle going in small streets we can arrived to the San Pietro church, a Bizantine art jewel, built between IX and X century.

Otranto: Hotels, b&b, holiday farms, village e resorts

Masseria Montelauro  
east coast

from 90,00 €
for person

Masseria Montelauro was originally a traditional farmhouse, built in 1878. The striking light and local colours are reflected in the design, which has retained the ancient stone walls and attractive old olive trees.
Montelauro’s guests can soak up the the warm atmosphere of Salento here. In the restaurant typical dishes of the region are offered, many using produce grown in the hotel’s vegetable garden. Alternatively they can sip a glass of Negromaro wine beside the swimming pool, surrounded by an orchard – or relax in the small spa.

Furnirussi tenuta    
Around Otranto

from 84,50 €
for person, breakfast included

Our resort Furnirussi Tenuta in Puglia has got 24 Suites equipped with all luxury comforts. The 22 Junior Suites on the ground floor are 43 sqm and offer a 36 sqm private garden-solarium, creating a delicious courtyard, embellished by rich Mediterranean vegetation.
The 2 Superior Suites are 65 sqm and have a 70 sqm panoramic terrace, large bathroom with panoramic tub and chromo-therapy shower.
A well-equipped gym is offered for guests that like to keep fit: run, synchro, bike, recline and multiple cardio equipment included.

Furnirussi Tenuta, a 5-star resort in Puglia offers its guests high-quality, locally-produced farm products including seasonal fruits and vegetables from the Furni Russi farm located next to the estate.

Masseria Prosperi  
east coast

from 87,50 €
for person, breakfast included

Masseria Prosperi's idea of hospitality embraces the luxury of small pleasures, the art of living the campaign, knowledge and respect of loyal customers and occasional travelers. Not just tourists - keep in mind - but curious visitors, careful to genuine plots, notes, perfumes and colors.

In Masseria Prosperi there is a quality of life idea that makes reductive any definition. Our philosophy is simple: to give back a unique experience, made of authenticity and intensity. Our best reward is to leave the imagination entirely to you: our story will end where yours begins.

Hotel Corte dei Melograni    
east coast

from 35,00 €
for person, breakfast included

Located 2 km from the Otranto’s centre, the Corte dei Melograni is surrounded by extensive, tranquil gardens. It offers free Wi-Fi, a free welcome drink, and modern rooms with patios.
Rooms at the Corte dei Melograni Hotel Resort are decorated in a Mediterranean style with white and pastel colours. Each is air-conditioned, and has an LCD TV and minibar.
The Melograni Hotel Resort’s breakfast, including cappuccino with homemade pastries, fruit and local cheese, is served in the garden in fine weather. The bar serves snacks, coffee and Salento wine all day.
A free shuttle service is available on request to Otranto Station, 2.5 km away. Alimini Beach is 5 km from the property.

Masseria Lacco  
Central Salento - around Otranto

from 35,00 €
for person breakfast included

La Masseria was built at the beginning of the XIX century in the countryside nearby Muro Leccese (an ancient Messapic city rich of history) in a county called Lacco, which gives the name to the property. The ancient building has been restored carefully preserving the original structure.
The restored works have brought out the typical features of the “Masserie Salentine” where in the same place you would find the house of the farmer (“lu massaru”) and also the farm animals shelter and other places for indoor daily agriculture activities.

Palazzo ducale Venturi - luxury Relais & Wellness    
Around Otranto

from 171,00 €
for person, breakfast included

Built in 1500 and once called ‘Castello Nuovo’, Palazzo Ducale Venturi was firstly a settlement for the Templari and then a medieval fortress. Palazzo Ducale Venturi is a severe sixteenth century structure, which can be considered as a true fledged fortress house.
The Palace has been completely renovated under the supervision of the Soprintendenza of cultural heritage, managing to recover antique ovens, star vaulted ceilings in leccese stone and “chianche” (local old stone) pavements.
Palace Venturi is exclusive, absorbed in greenery, a place to stop in time and to feel unique moments.

Masseria Costarella  
Around Otranto

from 57,00 €
a day, for apartment

If you stop to observe it with respect and reverence, you could feel the heat that emanate those apparent cold walls ... a warmth full of time spent ... once synonymous with feeling that has also physically marked the farm but that has made it even more beautiful. The Masseria is the grandmother. Serenity in its silence. Tranquility and peace in his embrace.

Five characteristic and comfortable apartments. Each apartment has a comfortable equipped kitchenette, fridge, TV, toilets and private outdoor space furnished with garden furniture and barbecue. It also reserves a shaded parking space inside the Masseria.

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