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We’ve seen a lot of churches and cathedrals this trip but this cathedral style was something we’d not seen before. The mosaic floor in particular was quite amazing. In our view it’s a must visit.
Also, you must visit the Officina Mosaic shop in the...More
I guess you get used to skulls and bones in church architecture, but this place takes it to a wholly different level.
Yes the floor mosaics are fabulous, and the ceiling ceramics should not be missed, but the martyrs shrine is deeply disturbing.
We have been to so many churches in this area that they all begin to look the same.
However this one is special because of the mosaic floor and the reliquary of bones.
We entered through the crypt with well preserved frescoes. The crypt has...More
This is a remarkable place, but when you are an art historian (I am) your heart breaks every time when you see people without respect for art and history running with high heels on the unique mosaics. In a few years the medieval mosaics will...More
Not only is it worth visiting to see the amazing display of the skeletons and skulls of the 800 plus martyrs behind the altar, there is a stunning mosaic floor which depicts the tree-of-life. Otranto's most outstanding feature in a surprising pocket of Italy's heel,...More
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Hi there. I do not if they sometimes take the seats away... I agree would be quite something to see. The people in charge seem very approachable and friendly and I am sure you could have a word with someone about this. Good... More
Hi there. I do not if they sometimes take the seats away... I agree would be quite something to see. The people in charge seem very approachable and friendly and I am sure you could have a word with someone about this. Good luck! Someone was asking re opening times, it seems to be open most of the day and quite a few evenings too.