Otranto villas Holiday rentals - villas & holiday homes to rent in Otranto, Puglia

Otranto is a beautiful coastal city and port looking on to the Adriatic sea on the Salentina peninsula in southern Italy.

The historic and fortified old town with its famous Castello Aragonese is laced with narrow cobbled streets that flow off Piazza Castello. These are lined by pretty boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants.

The seafront promenade next to the small beach is a popular place for the evening "passeggiata" before heading to one of the excellent seafood restaurants for some alfresco dining. And, for for late night dancing, Otranto is home to some of the best clubs and beach parties in Salento.

At a glance...
Family friendly
Restaurants 30+
Historical sites
Vineyard & wine tours
Spa & wellness
Lively nightlife
Nearest beach Otranto
Nearest major airport Brindisi (96km)
Nearest train station Otranto

Otranto is the perfect place to discover and explore Puglia's cuisine which is characterised by fresh fish, garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce and aromatic herbs. However, being in Puglia, Otranto also offers its visitors the experience of tasting some of the finest wines in Italy - many of which never reach shop shelves as they are for local consumption only! The local grapes are Negroamaro, Primitivo (the same grape as California’s Zinfandel) and Bombino Nero which produce fruity full bodied classics such as Salice Salentino and Primitivo.

Featured villas in Otranto

The beach town of Otranto is a bustling place especially during the summer and offers a wide selection of self catering holiday rental accommodation from luxurious villas on the outskirts to cosy town centre apartments. Renting an Otranto villa or holiday home can be the ideal base for exploring the city and the surrounding area and are perfect for families, friends and groups. Holiday rentals provide the freedom, flexibility and space to do what you want, when you want - home from home.

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Things to see and do

Otranto and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic cities and some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy that stretch along the Adriatic coast.

Popular Attractions
Castello Aragonese
Lecce and its historical Baroque centre
Wine tasting at the vineyards
Cyclying around the country roads
Baia dei Turchi and the Laghi Alimini
Splash Waterpark, Gallipoli
Torre dell Orso beach beach
Baroque town of Alezio
Underground caves - Grotta Zinzulusa
Visit the fortified city of Gallipoli
torre del orso, puglia

Our view on Otranto

A must see town on the Salentina peninsula that is a melting pot of tourists in the hot summer months. Staying in an Otranto holiday rental provides the freedom and flexibility to tour southern Puglia and see the historical sites, lakes and beaches.