The Skull Cathedral of Otranto, Italy: Where the Bones of 800 Martyrs Adorn the Walls

The Skull Cathedral of Otranto, Italy: Where the Bones of 800 Martyrs Adorn the Walls

Best small towns to visit in Italy - Otranto - Otranto is a town in the Province of Lecce, aoulia, and it is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Visit The Castello Aragonese (Castle), the Cathedral and the Catacombs.

Best small towns to visit in Italy - Otranto - Otranto is a town in the Province of Lecce, aoulia, and it is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Visit The Castello Aragonese (Castle), the Cathedral and the Catacombs.

Otranto Salento, my roots...

Otranto Salento, my roots...

The rose window of the façade of the cathedral of #Otranto - #Lecce  The cathedral, the largest Romanesque construction in Apulia (1080), restored in Baroque times, is famous for its extremely valuable floor mosaic; in addition to the subjects of the Holy Sciptures, it has zodiacal motifs and scenes of the Breton and classical cycle

The rose window of the façade of the cathedral of #Otranto - #Lecce The cathedral, the largest Romanesque construction in Apulia (1080), restored in Baroque times, is famous for its extremely valuable floor mosaic; in addition to the subjects of the Holy Sciptures, it has zodiacal motifs and scenes of the Breton and classical cycle

Otranto, Province of Lecce, Italy

Otranto, Province of Lecce, Italy

The Tree of Life mosaic floor, Cathedral of Otranto, Puglia, Italy. / The composition, designed in 1163 by a monk named Pantaleon, blends moral instruction from the Koran and the Old Testament with tales of Celtic, Greek, Norman, Persian, Roman, Scandinavian, and Welsh origin.

The Tree of Life mosaic floor, Cathedral of Otranto, Puglia, Italy. / The composition, designed in 1163 by a monk named Pantaleon, blends moral instruction from the Koran and the Old Testament with tales of Celtic, Greek, Norman, Persian, Roman, Scandinavian, and Welsh origin.

The Tree of Life mosaic floor, Cathedral of Otranto, Puglia, Italy.  / The composition, designed in 1163 by a monk named Pantaleon, blends moral instruction from the Koran and the Old Testament with tales of Celtic, Greek, Norman, Persian, Roman, Scandinavian, and Welsh origin.

The Tree of Life mosaic floor, Cathedral of Otranto, Puglia, Italy. / The composition, designed in 1163 by a monk named Pantaleon, blends moral instruction from the Koran and the Old Testament with tales of Celtic, Greek, Norman, Persian, Roman, Scandinavian, and Welsh origin.

The town of Otranto in the south of Italy - one day I will visit a beautiful place like this!!!

The town of Otranto in the south of Italy - one day I will visit a beautiful place like this!!!

The Capo d’Otranto lighthouse was built in 1867, situated at Italy’s most eastern point, marking the point where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet.

The Capo d’Otranto lighthouse was built in 1867, situated at Italy’s most eastern point, marking the point where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet.

Otranto's Cathedral Puglia, Italy, this is part of the huge mosaic paving. Marvelous

Otranto's Cathedral Puglia, Italy, this is part of the huge mosaic paving. Marvelous

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