The location of our Italian language school, in the historic and artistic seaside town of Otranto, is very conducive to the whole Italian learning experience.
Otranto listed among the “most beautiful small towns of Italy”
Otranto is a beautiful historic and artistic town on the seaside at 50 km from the main city Lecce (the so called Florence of South of Italy for its artistic beauties). A bus and train service links Otranto to Lecce.
“I Borghi più belli d’Italia” is an Association was founded in 2001 for the initiative of ANCI (the National Association of Italian Municipalities) with the aim of valorizing and promoting the great historic, artistic and cultural heritage of the Italian small centers.
It consists of 281 selected and certified Borghi, whose distinctive trait is beauty and which represent the concept of Made in Italy as an expression of the Italian excellence.
A “Borgo” (plural: “Borghi”) is a fascinating small Italian town, generally fortified and dating back to the period from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It usually rises around a Castle or a Noble palace and it is often surrounded by defensive walls and towers.
Whether Medieval or Renaissance, sea or mountain, rural or lake, all of our certified Borgos represent the best of Unknown Italy: a journey through art, history, artistic treasures, beautiful landscapes, traditions and savors, for a unique and memorable travel experience.
The “five flags prize” for the cleanest sea
Every year Otranto wins “the five flags” prize for the cleanest sea of Italy by “Legambiente” and “Touring Club” (Italian associations about environment and Tourism).
Otranto won also in 2010 UNESCO recognition. Otranto is an important historic and artistic centre because it is rich in remains of the different populations that lived in the Mediterranean area.
Otranto is a small town (but in summer it reaches 80.000 inhabitans) placed at a short distance from the other touristic seaside resorts on the beautiful coast.
Otranto is a paradise for all nature lovers. It seems made just for the purpose of holding the interest of the traveller in search of new sensations and appealing to his imagination.
Very famous touristic place, Otranto offers several hotels, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, banks. The town overlooks the beautiful beaches with white and fine sand and the clear water. Otranto offers the possibility to enjoy and to relax with its several pubs, open-air performances, discos.