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Martian landscape in Otranto - Great pictures

Perfect for dawn and sunset times. The colors of the landscape are amazing! Consider that the soil... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ilaria B
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It is a wonderful place in Otranto. Everybody have to go there. Romantic and beautiful. It is good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adrienne B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for dawn and sunset times. The colors of the landscape are amazing! Consider that the soil is dusty and will stain your clothes! Do not dress fancy and with light colors!

Thank Ilaria B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No sure what I was expecting but it's really a big green pond in a copper coloured quarry. Couldn't see anyone swimming in it, not sure what else to say! The secluded beach further down the path is much better

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a wonderful place in Otranto. Everybody have to go there. Romantic and beautiful. It is good to walking around the lake and feeling the magic moments.

Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Otranto's Bauxite quarry is definitively a place worth visiting during your tour in Salento. The panoramic view of the quarry with the contrasting green water lake is truly an amazing view, offering many great pictures opportunities. The nature there is different to the surround areas,...More

Thank GorgoVetBart
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I am not sure if I missed the point of this but it is a disused quarry. We stumbled upon it when looking for a beach to visit

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The Cava di Bauxite is the result of bauxite (used in the production of aluminium) having been extracted in the past. When the sun is on the sides and on the water it is attractive. Finding it is not easy as it's not well sign-posted...More

4  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The Cava di Bauxite is a beauty lost in the middle of nowhere. The colours are amazing and you can enjoy it in a calm and peaceful atmosphere for there is not traffic or cities close.

Thank Eva A
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is a rain fill lake created by an open pit bauxite mine. The earth around is reddish with nice contrasts. Very difficult to get to - your GPS will give up or take you around for ever.

1  Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The city has a pretty center with the famous mosaics in the cathedral worthwhile. The setting is very nice, with the old city walls opening up towards the seat

1  Thank HennyAlide
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Do not expect much of this place and you will be rewarded with a stunning site. From the parking place it's just a few minutes walking, it was extremely hot when we where visiting this place, but it was worth it. A beautiful piece of...More

1  Thank DonLamper
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