The TERAMETANANO-4 Conference Excursion will take place on the afternoon of May 29, 2019. We will visit Otranto, a town set on a rocky spur on the east coast of the Salento peninsula.
Otranto's ancient city centre ("Borgo antico di Otranto") has been recognized by UNESCO as a "Culture of Peace Messenger Site".
It is possible to start the visit by walking along the Lungomare degli Eroi (Heroes' Promenade), at the foot of the ancient city centre. Take time to visit the Castello Aragonese (Aragon Castle), a mighty construction which forms part of the tough defences of Otranto, and the Cathedral, with its precious mosaic floor and the relics of 800 martyrs killed by the Turks in 1480.
The beaches near the town are very small but pleasant on a sunny May weekday. We recommend to carry a small towel and a swimming suit.