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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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Otranto Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

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    • 4 BR
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    • Sleeps 10
    Apartment #4172928
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    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Apartment #850457
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        • 1 BA
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        Multiple rentals Apartment #1751748
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Multiple rentals Apartment #1751748
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            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Apartment #1723514
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              Multiple rentals Apartment #1723514
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                Multiple rentals Apartment #1723514
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                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1723514
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                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1723514
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                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1652190
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                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1652190
                        2 Reviews
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1652190
                          1 Review
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1652190
                            1 Review
                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 8 BR
                              • 9 BA
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                              Multiple rentals Villa #1345972
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                                • 5 BR
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                                Multiple rentals Villa #1345972
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                  Villa #1011648
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    Apartment #441505
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Apartment #446029
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Castle #815425
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                                          • 2 BR
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                                          House #1438990
                                          1 Review
                                            • 1 BR
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                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #6403692
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                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #6403692
                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #6403692
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  House #1793488
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                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6775042
                                                    1 Review
                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                      House #1765096
                                                      1 Review
                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                        Apartment #6750557
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          House #6594636
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            Apartment #6618212
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                                                              Apartment #2484480
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                Apartment #1428599
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Apartment #6491977
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #6599275
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                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                      Apartment #1743539
                                                                      2 Reviews
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                        Apartment #454813
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                                                                          Apartment #6729492
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                                                                            House #1727426
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              Apartment #6308601
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                Apartment #6100033
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #6304132
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                                                                                    Villa #6770509
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                                                                                      Villa #6508896
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #6712367
                                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                                          Apartment #6750559
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                                                                                          Recent Reviews

                                                                                          Autumnal glory in Otranto

                                                                                          4 of 5
                                                                                          My Autumn break in Otranto was very pleasant and enjoyable. Barbara's apartment was bright spacious with fabulous panoramic views of the Adriatic from the extra large south facing terrace and interesting urban views from the bougainvillea shaded corner terrace. We were greeted by Gianni who showed us around the property and presented us with a gigantic bowl of fruit and a lovely bottle of wine. Gianni came to our aid on a couple of occasions during our stay ..when key got stuck in lock.. and he very kindly sourced a car for us for three days when none seemed available in Otranto. I'm guessing the property may have been new to the letting market as whilst there was quite an" eclectic "selection of kitchen items there were a few "gaps" e.g.a kettle, a tea pot, a coffee pot,decent sized cups. The bedrooms were spacious, high ceilinged and pleasantly furnished though my travelling companion remarked that they may have been more suitable for children than adults.Both bathrooms were spotless and bright. The old town of Otranto and the lovely port area were a most pleasant 20 minute walk from the apartment passing the crescent shaped sheltered beach on the way. The water was quite shallow making it very safe for all age groups. A left turn outside the apartment brought you to 2 smaller beaches where the sea was more tidal and also was the starting point to an amazing coastal walk. There was a very well stocked supermarket within 10 minute walk and the restaurants and coffee shops in and on the way to the old town were friendly and of a good standard. For travelling around Puglia a car is necessary. Outside of high season the trains and buses are not reliable Only we are fond of walking and we liked the idea of getting our daily exercise walking to and from the old town we would have been very disappointed that we could nt hire a car in the town. A lovely destination that definately merits another visit !
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                          Fantastic! Great flat with lots of space and super nice.

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          Usually bookings are done from Saturday to Saturday. Giuseppe was kind enough to allow to have a booking from Tuesday-Tuesday. We did pay for the extra days though. Apartment is clean and new built. Sebastiano was great help and a wonderful help to anything we needed. The downstairs bedrooms were hot without aircon, but they supplied us with 2 extra fans. Pool area was clean very clean and spacious and the pool water was fantasticly clean. Apartments are close to supermarkets and easy enough to walk to into Otranto. Otranto was great with great food almost everywhere. There is the odd disappointment in what you order. The only thing I would have changes was the pool hours. The pool was closed between 2-5pm. Most of the time we were at the beach anyway so it wasn't a bother. However, the days the kids were too tired to travel it would have been nice to be up there and taking it easy. Great place I do recommend it and I loved Otranto as well. I will definitely return again. Don't order the insalada Verde (green salad) unless you want a bowl of lettuce only, lol.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                          Ottimo soggiorno in Otranto

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          La valutazione massima data all'appartamento deriva dal fatto che lo abbiamo trovato del tutto corrispondente alla descrizione inserita nell'annuncio, apprezzandone soprattutto la grande terrazza, dove abbiamo praticamente passato tutto il tempo in cui siamo stati in casa, salva le ore di sonno, ovviamente.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016