I have been to Otranto a few times and somehow had missed out on this tiny gem. The frescoes are stunning. Small and quite beautiful. Don't miss it.
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It is not just a small and excellent example of a byzantine church, more a book to read.It is the first basilica of Otranto, dated 968. The remaining fresco's is a story apart. There are not only gGeek inscriptions, but I discovered also Arabian text....More
During our visit of Otranto, we also visited this little church. Not that easy to find as it is a relative small church, in them midst of houses etc. Luckily the church was open for visit and although the exterior is quite sober, the interior...More
i really liked this little church. its got some history, its got connections to the templars and its frescoes are quite interesting. I'm sure it was impressive when it overlooked the area, whereas, now its surrounded by homes and restaurants etc. still, its worth a...More
While walking the back streets of Otranto, be sure to stop by and see this old church. Perhaps if you are lucky the interior will be open for viewing. Alas, it was not when we visited. Nonetheless the exterior is interesting given the age.
Beautiful both inside and out. We were lucky that a priest had unlocked the door for a school group, but he clearly had zero interest in the carefully preserved frescoes inside and simply wanted us to leave so he could lock the door again. Nonetheless,...More
Meant to be one of the attractions of the town, in October it was impossible to enter. I don't know if it is possible at other times of year.
Featuring a 1000 year old floor, layed by local monks, is the major attraction. What is stunning, is the quality of the whole building and the integrity of the tiling. A simple stroll around this compact Village must include a visit to the monument.
Climbing up the narrow streets of this atmospheric seaside town, you will find this gem of a tiny 9 to 10th century Byzantine church, perched on the top of a hill. Inside, the walls are covered in enchanting frescoes, some fresher than others, but all...More