Otranto is a small town which represents a bridge between West and East, a territory full of Caribbean beaches, a place rich in history, art, culture. It immediately catches the eye that the ancient village is enclosed by the defensive walls that in the past served to protect it from any enemy attacks.
Furthermore, the beauties of Otranto are not limited to the old village and the historical importance of its artistic treasures. One of the main attractions of the City of Martyrs is in fact the incomparable sea and the splendid natural scenery.
Moreover, Otranto offers also one of the most precious jewels of nature or the Bauxite quarry of Otranto. The quarry is located in the Salento hinterland, between Otranto and the area surrounding the renowned lighthouse of Punta Palascia, near Monte Sant’Angelo. The ” Red Lake ” discovered in 1940, is a destination for school trips but also for the most curious who venture into this magical and suggestive place to admire live the spectacle of the emerald green lake. Bauxite is in fact a mineral from which aluminum is obtained and the Otranto quarry was an important source of livelihood for all those who extracted the material during the years in which the site remained in business. Click here to find out every detail.
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