From Lecce: Otranto Bauxite Quarry & Punta Palascia

From Lecce: Otranto Bauxite Quarry & Punta Palascia

From $375.04 per group up to 3

A tour of the clear blue sea and natural beauty in the most easterly point of Italy. You will discover beautiful Otranto and the former quarry of bauxite or/and Punta Palascìa. A tour guide is not included.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Discover the treasures that only Salento can offer and visit fascinating Otranto
  • Enjoy Punta Palascia, its romantic lighthouse, its clear sea and its amazing panoramic views
  • Admire the lake formed on a farmer bauxite quarry with its colors and spectacular vegetables
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The pick-up will take place at 9:00 am at your chosen location in Lecce. The first stop is Otranto, the most eastern city of Italy, a “bridge” between the East and West, a place rich in history, art, culture and Caribbean beaches. You will start by visiting Aragonese Castle, a defensive stronghold of the city and a real masterpiece of military architecture being today a place of culture. The interior of the castle is in fact the site of interesting exhibitions that the public can access free of charge.  After visiting the castle, you can take a walk in the old town, a maze of narrow streets and alleys, the oldest and most characteristic part of the city. Stroll down the narrow streets, which occasionally give way to the azure sea views as you are transported back in time with small houses, plots of stairways, green courtyards and shops of handicrafts and local crafts. To refresh yourself from the walk, the chauffeur will stop for lunch at the Farm "Le Creste," an ideal place to eat healthy and genuine products surrounded by nature. Here, you will taste typical dishes of the Apulian tradition in a warm and friendly atmosphere, a safe place to recharge. As the last stage, you can choose between a former quarry of bauxite or Punta Palascia or both. The former quarry of bauxite is almost a lunar environment created by the presence of a former quarry used to extract the 'red ore' which has formed an emerald green lake that makes the view simply extraordinary. The color of the water creates a fascinating contrast to the surrounding rock walls which shine with a beautiful deep red. The landscape is surrounded by vegetation with its bright green, a wonderful place to visit at least once in your lifetime. Punta Palascìa creates a meeting point between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea. From there, you can enjoy a breathtaking views characterized by a beautiful lighthouse known as one of the five most important in the Mediterranean that stands out among the rocks and overlooks the vast almost never-ending sea. At the end of the walk, your chauffeur will be waiting to take you back to the meeting point in Lecce at 4:30pm Note: A tour guide is not included, a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check on the website the opening times of the locations you want to visit and the price of entrance tickets. Entrance fees are not included.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your chosen place in Lecce
  • Transportation by private car or minivan
  • Driver at your disposal for the entire duration of the tour
  • Guide
  • Food & beveradge
  • Tips

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  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
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