Environment & turism

The “underground” Salento: the crypt of the Cathedral of Otranto

Beyond the beaches and the sea that make Salento‘s panoramas an extraordinary paradise with an exotic charm, this land hides secret places that tell of precious artistic and architectural testimonies, as well. The “underground” Salento is a tour to discover the hidden places of Salento. Read here to find out more.

The crypt of the Cathedral

It winds in the underlying area of the apse, the presbytery and part of the hall, and it is a miniature of the famous Cistern of Theodosius or the Mosque of Córdoba. The crypt is built on 42 columns, different in style and quality, which give the environment a suggestive atmosphere. The year of origin dates back to the 11th century.


It is a jewel overlooking the Adriatic coast, about 40km from Lecce. The maze of colored alleys that frames the old town houses the Aragonese castle and the Cathedral with the floor mosaic of medieval origin.

If you don’t know where to sleep in Salento, here you will find some useful advice:

holiday houses -> www.casesalento.com

Holiday luxury villas -> www.villesalento.it

email -> info@villesalento.it

Mobile Phones -> (+39) 366/2604050 – (+39) 392/0202233

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