Bauxite Cave of Otranto

The Bauxite Cave of Otranto | Walking on Mars


The Bauxite Cave of Otranto located in the low Salento, is a neglected Cave used between 1940 and 1976. After that the Cave was completely abandoned and the nature took its own place.

The intense emerald color lake is the peculiarity of the Bauxite Cave of Otranto.

It is probably generated by the infiltrations from the aquifers nearby.

Into the Bauxite Cave of Otranto, the characteristic dark red color of the rocky walls is determined by the minerals contained in the Bauxite rock, which is the main element for aluminum composition.

The strong green of the vegetation and the little lake is pulled out thanks to the great contrast developed with the red rocks.

This incredible site is one of the main natural and uncontaminated attraction in the Salento area.

The Bauxite Cave of Otranto is a very distinctive hiking area, it is not so big area, but walking on the red dunes makes awesome emotions, it really seems to walk on Mars.

Quite close to the Bauxite Cave, the city of Otranto gives you the possibility to rest for a while in a typical restaurant, before to run towards the beach enjoying the beautiful Salento sea.

Unfortunately, none is actually taking care of this site, which means either that the nature is lush and uncontaminated, but also that there’s not a real Authority to contact to arrange a guide tour in the Bauxite Cave of Otranto.

So, to have more information, please, contact the Otranto Municipality and the Touristic Info Point by the contact area below.

In Puglia region there’s another amazing site like this one: Bauxite Cave of Spinazzola, located in the Land of Bari, accurately in the National Park of Alta Murgia. Visit the links to watch more about it.

Bauxite Cave | Contrada le Orte, SP87, 73028 Otranto LE

Alberobello Info Point

Info point City Centre
Villa Comunale
Via Brigata Regina – Via Indipendenza

Tel. +39 392 9191825
info.alberobello@viaggiareinpuglia.it
alberobello@sistemamuseo.it

Andria Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 16
Tel. +39 0883 290231
info.andria@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Bari Info Point

Info point Airport
Arrival Area
Tel. +39 080 5361350
info.bariaeroporto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info point City Centre
Piazza del Ferrarese, 29
Tel. +39 080 5242244
info.baricity@viaggiareinpuglia.it
infopointuristicobari@gmail.com

Barletta Info Point

Info point City Centre
C.so Garibaldi, 204/206
Tel. +39 0883 331331
iat@comune.barletta.bt.it
info.barletta@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Bovino Info Point

Info point City Centre
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 1
Tel. +39 0881 966475
info@prolocobovino.it

Brindisi Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Regina Margherita, 44
Tel. +39 0831 523072
info.brindisi@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info point Airport
Arrival Area
Tel. +39 0831 412975
info.brindisiaeroporto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Castellana Grotte Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Matarrese
Tel. +39 335 1872857
castellanagrotte@sistemamuseo.it
info.castellanagrotte@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Castellana Marina Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Kennedy map
Tel. +39 099 843 3124
info.marina@castellaneta.gov.it

Ceglie Messapica Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Giuseppe Elia, 16 map
Tel. +39 0831 371003
info.cegliemessapica@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Cisternino Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Garibaldi 2
Tel. +39 080 4441100
info.cisternino@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Conversano Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza della Conciliazione 9
Tel. +39 080 4956517
iat@comune.conversano.ba.it

Fasano Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Ciaia, 10
Tel. +39 080 4394182
info@infopointfasano.com
info.fasano@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Francavilla Fontana Info Point

Info point City Centre
Castello Imperiali | Via Municipio, 4 map
Tel. +39 0831 811262
iat.francavilla@libero.it
info.francavilla@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Gallipoli Info Point

Info Point Municipality
Gallipoli Municipality | Via Antonietta De Pace, 86 map
Tel. +39 0833 262529
comune.gallipoli.le.@turismo.com
info.gallipoli@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Gravina in Puglia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Benedetto XIII, 17 map
Tel. +39 080 3269065
info@iatgravina.it
info.gravinainpuglia@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Laterza Info Point

Info point City Centre
Marchesale Palace | Piazza Plebiscito
Tel. 099 8296793
info.laterza@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Lecce Info Point

Info Point Sedile Palace
Sedile Palace | Piazza Sant’Oronzo
Tel. +39 0832 242099
info.lecce@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info Point Castle
Castle Carlo V | Viale XXV Luglio
Tel. +39 0832 246517
info.lecce@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Lesina Info Point

Info point National Park Visits Centre
Centro Visite | Via Banchina Vollaro, 147
Tel. +39 0882 707455
centrovisite@comunelesina.it

Leuca Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Savoia
Tel. 0833 758111
iatinfopointleuca@gmail.com

Locorotondo Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 26
Tel. +39 080 4312788
locorotondo@sistemamuseo.it

Lucera Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Nocelli, 6
Tel. +39 800 767606
info.lucera@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Manfredonia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza della Libertà, 1
Tel. +39 0884 581998
info.manfredonia@viaggiareinpuglia.it
prolocomf@libero.it

Margherita di Savoia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Principe Amedeo, 4
Tel. +39 0883 654012
info.margheritadisavoia@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Martina Franca Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza XX Settembre, 3
Tel. +39 080 4805702
martinafranca@sistemamuseo.it
info.martinafranca@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Monopoli Info Point

Info point City Centre
Palazzo di Città | Via Garibaldi, 8
Tel. +39 080 4140264
info.monopoli@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Monte Sant’Angelo Info Point

Info point Castle
Castle | Via Roberto il Guiscardo, 1
Tel. +39 0884 562062
info.montesantangelo@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Mottola Info Point

Info point City Centre
Viale Jonio
Tel. +39 099 8867640
mottolaturismo@libero.it

Nardò Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Salandra
Tel. +39 0833 836928
infoturismonardo@gmail.com
info.nardo@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Ostuni Info Point

Info point City Centre
Corso Mazzini, 8
Tel. +39 0831 339627
info.ostuni@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Otranto Info Point

Info point Harbour
Harbour | Via del Porto
Tel. +39 0836 801436
info.otranto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info point Castle
Castle | Piazza Castello
+39 0836 210407
info.otranto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Peschici Info Point

Polignano a Mare Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Martiri di Dogali, 2
Tel. +39 080 4252336
settore.turismo@comune.polignanoamare.ba.it

Rodi Garganico Info Point

Info point Municipality
Municipality | Piazza Giovanni XXIII
Tel. +39 0884 919432
info.rodigarganico@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info point City Centre Summer Office
Piazza Rovelli
Tel. +39 0884 965576
info.rodigarganico@viaggiareinpuglia.it

San Giovanni Rotondo Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazzale Santa Maria delle Grazie
Tel. +39 0882 457698
info.sangiovannirotondo@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Sant’Agata di Puglia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Vico Farmacia, 8
Tel. +39 0881 984433
proloco.santagata@libero.it

Santa Cesarea Terme Info Point

Info point City Centre
Municipality | Via Roma,159
Tel. +39 0836 944043
info.santacesarea@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Taranto Info Point

Info point Castle
Castello Aragonese | Piazza Castello
Tel. +39 334 2844098
info.taranto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Torre dell’Orso Info Point

Info point Boardwalk
Via Lungomare Matteotti
Tel. +39 329 6585220
info@cirasalento.it

Trani Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Trieste, 8
Tel. +39 0883 588830
info.trani@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Troia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Giovanni XXIII
+39 0881 970020
info.troia@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Ugento Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Adolfo Colosso, 5
Tel. +39 833 555476
cig.ugento@tiscali.it
info.ugento@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Vieste Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Kennedy
Tel. +39 0884 708806
info.vieste@viaggiareinpuglia.it