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The Quarry of Bauxite – Tour of Otranto

Via Alessandro Volta 3/5 (0)
from/per person 35.00
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  • Private tour


The quarry of Bauxite was used for the production of aluminum. Its particular name comes from a French village “Les Baux de Provance”, where the first mines were born in 1822.



Explore the picturesque Bauxite Lake and its colors
Learn about the history of the Bauxite Quarry
Discover the legends and history of Otranto

In detail:

Reach the ancient Torre del Serpe, a large oil lighthouse from Roman times, landmark for sailors who landed in the port. Along the way you will go to observe the Palombara Cave and the Masseria delle Orte, which gives a breathtaking view of Baida delle Orte. Continuing this wonderful and evocative walk you will admire the Bauxite Quarry with its wonderful colors. In the end the tour ends with a visit to the historic center of Otranto.

Technical characteristic:

Length of the path: 7 km; Duration: about 3 h; Types of road surfaces: 70% dirt road, 30% road; Level of difficulty: T

T = Touristic: An itinerary on a well-marked path, with a low difference in altitude, requires a minimum of knowledge of the mountain environment and a basic preparation for the walk.


♦ Environmental hiking guide.

♦ Visit of the Bauxite Quarry.

The fee does NOT include:

♦ Any entrance fees to be paid on site.

♦ Meals not mentioned.

♦ Drinks.

♦ Tips.

♦ All that is not mentioned in “The fee includes”.


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