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Only a few minutes drive from Otranto and definitely worth a visit, colours are great and there is... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Monkai P
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London, United Kingdom
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Park at the parking place (3 euro) and follow the parking manager directions. Follow the full... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
844rachel844
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Only a few minutes drive from Otranto and definitely worth a visit, colours are great and there is also a lovely walk along the coast from there!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monkai P
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Park at the parking place (3 euro) and follow the parking manager directions. Follow the full trail atound the lake. Astounding views.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 844rachel844
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ilaria B
Reviewed 7 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tontotravels
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
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You can walk on foot, 2 km from the castle :)
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