Located on the Adriatic coast of Salento, Otranto is the easternmost town of Italy: the Cape of the same name, also called Punta Palascìa, south of town, is the further east point of the Italian peninsula.
At first a Greek-Messapian and Roman, then Byzantine and later Aragonese centre,it has been built around the impressive castle and the Norman cathedral.
Archbishop's residence and major tourist centre, Otranto has given its name to the Strait of Otranto, which separates Italy from Albania, and the Otranto Land, the ancient district of the Kingdom of Naples. In 2010, the old town has been recognised by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage Site. It is part of the most beautiful towns in Italy.
The coastline stretching over about 25 km, alternates long sandy stretches to spectacular rocky stretches rising straight from the sea.
Distance from Tenuta Flora Maria: 50 km