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Coastal walks along the pirates trails to Otranto

Hike the wildest stretch of the Adriatic coast, between mediterranean machè, old bunkers from WWII and ancient watching towers, all the way to Otranto. Enjoy lunch at sea front restaurant and stroll Otranto old town. Visit its cathedral and amazing floor mosaic featuring the biggest trees of life mosaic, before heading back to the coast to climb the most eastern lighthouse of Italy for a unique experience.

Otranto is a historic seaside town and port on the Adriatic coast. It’s a small place with a lovely holiday atmosphere, and makes a good destination for a day trips or a longer stay. The picture-perfect blue waters, white buildings and diving rocks make Otranto the frequent cover star of maps, books and articles about Puglia. Like much of Puglia, Otranto has a colorful and mixed past, important as a Greek and then Roman port, later ruled by the Byzantines, the Normans and the Aragonese, in the 1480 the town was invaded by Turks, and 800 locals were executed for refusing to convert to Islam.

Walking distance: 7/10km easy

Cost € 250 per person 

Includes: guiding, tour of Otranto, light house