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Otrante

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Otrante
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Otranto lies at the eastern tip of southern Italy, at the end of the "heel". The town, a link between East and West, was once the capital of the last Byzantine stronghold, the "Terra d'Otranto". It held out against occupation for many years, before being vanquished by Mohammed II in the 15C, when many of its inhabitants were massacred. Apart from in the summer when its splendid beaches are popular with holidaymakers, Otranto remains the same charming town "between two worlds" that it was in the 15C.

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Santa Maria Annunziata cathedral, Otranto
Santa Maria Annunziata cathedral, Otranto
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