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Make A Holiday Rental House in Otranto, Italy Your Home Away From Home

Situated overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the heel of Italy’s boot is the wonderful town of Otranto. The market town boasts a fascinating history and is best known as a large contributor to what is deemed to be the first Gothic novel ever written. Lying close to the historic city of Lecce, an Otranto holiday is the perfect way to see traditional Italian life without having to sacrifice enjoyable, modern activities.  

Things to Do on Holiday in Otranto, Italy

The biggest advantage of booking an Otranto holiday is that it is suitable for all types of travellers. For instance, those looking to relax can choose to lie on the town’s beach and simply soak up the sun; or they can stroll around the main sights of the town which includes the cathedral and the Castello Aragonese, which dates back to at least the 15th century. For the more physical types of traveller, there is a variety of activities available in and around the town such as cycling, walking, fishing, snorkelling, water skiing and hiking.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Otranto, Italy

Taking a 2 hour drive north from an Otranto holiday rental house, travellers will happen across the wonderful historic town of Monopoli, situated in the Province of Bari. There are plenty of great historical buildings to be seen in the old centre of Monopoli including the Charles V castle which has a fascinating pentagonal design. Visitors will also love the Castle of St. Stephen, a coastal castle that was built during the 11th century. This castle has a unique round shape and was used as a monastery for Benedictine monks at one time.

Weather in Otranto, Italy

If the weather is an important factor in whether you book an Otranto holiday rental house or not, then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy some wonderful weather, no matter what time of year you decide to visit. Generally, July and August are the hottest months of the year with the temperature rising to as much as 29 degrees Celsius, although the cooler months of January and February still see temperatures as high as 13 degrees Celsius. Precipitation can be expected all year round with an average annual rainfall of 16 inches.

Travel to Otranto, Italy

To start enjoying an Otranto holiday, travellers can depart the UK from various airports such as Heathrow (LHR), Stansted (STN), Gatwick (LGW) and Edinburgh (EDI). Amongst the airlines offering regular, affordable flights to either Brindisi Airport (BDS) or Bari Airport (BRI), which are the two airports to the town, are Ryanair, British Airways, KLM, Swiss Air and Lufthansa.

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Perfect location. Comfotable. Wonderful spacious balcony / patio. Very effective air conditioning

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Amazing location. Close to beaches, old town, restaurants and shops. All problems sorted immediately by Luigi who is a lovely man and very welcoming. Appartment spotlessly clean. Garage close at hand - which was invaluable. Local Italians all very friendly and helpful. We loved Otranto and would not hesitate to return to the apartment.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 01, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Nice villa/apprtment on the edge of a nice little town

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It's a good sized, well designed apartment. Good to have a separate kitchen rather than the open-plan kitchen/living area that you get in so many holiday lets. The historic centre of Otranto is really nice (about 10 minutes walk away) - lots of restaurants to choose from (but it helps if you like seafood). While we were there, there was a "Sounds & Tastes Festival" (1st to 4th of June) which we enjoyed - heartily recommend that. Long sandy beaches north of Otranto (Alimini for one) and, to the south, Porto Badisco is a good spot for snorkelling.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017