| Hotel for holidays in Apulia Salento, hotel near the bay of Otranto
Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is in the heart of Otranto, inside the historic center, considered one of Puglia's most beautiful areas. Strolling along its stone paved alleyways, you will be left spellbound by the view of the bay of Otranto and Byzantine contours of the X century Church of San Pietro.
A short distance from our residence rises the Cathedral dell'Annunziata, adorned with the famous Renaissance rose window and magnificent Baroque decorations. Inside it preserves an XII century mosaic that covers the entire 500 meter floor.
After having admired the works in the Diocesano Museum's picture gallery, walk along the walls of Castello Aragonese, the city's age-old bastion; go to the Pelasgi bastions: jutting out towards the sea, an ideal place for an evening drink or for a romantic stroll under the moonlight.
In the city's immediate vicinity, along the coast road heading south, visit the ruins of theAbbazia di San Nicola di Casole; an ancient medieval monastic center, immersed in a timeless atmosphere.
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Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is located behind the Basilica in the historic center. The area has limited traffic* to preserve the tranquility and beauty of the area. We suggest that you let us know your estimated arrival time, and contact us at 0836 802108 just before arriving in Otranto, so that we can do our best to assist you in finding our hotel quickly and easily. You can leave your vehicle at the parking lot that is partnered with our property, just 250 meters from the hotel.
Take the Brindisi-Lecce highway and follow the directions for Maglie-Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca; exit heading towards Otranto, pass the town of Palmariggi by driving on SS 16 "Adriatica" for about 10 kilometers. After passing the exit for Otranto on your left, follow the road along the viaduct. Turn right at the second Otranto exit keeping level with flyover heading towards downtown, enter into via Antonio Primaldo. Once downtown, turn left onto via San Francesco di Paola, then right onto via delle Torri and then carry on as far as Lungomare degli Eroi; after few meters, turn right onto via della Basilica, that will take you to number 1 of via Rondachi, where Hotel Palazzo Papaleo awaits you.
From the station of Lecce take Ferrovie del Sud Est's local line that in about 1 hour will take you to Otranto. Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is in via Rondachi n. 1, 900 meters away from the local train station.
Brindisi's "Papola Casale" airport is about 85 km from Otranto and is connected with Lecce and its provinces by local buses and trains; taxi service and car rentals are available at the airport as well.
*access to a limited traffic area on via delle Torri