From the wrought-iron gates in the shape of waves, to the statue of the sea god Neptune greeting you at the entrance, a nautical theme prevails throughout the Corte di Nettuno. The mosaic pavement featuring shells and sea creatures is by the artist who was entrusted with restoring the 12th-century mosaic in Otranto's cathedral. Bedrooms are furnished in maritime style, with blue colors dominating. The owner's collection of maritime antiques transforms the hotel into an authentic museum for lovers of the sea. Situated next to the marina and a short distance from the Aragonese Castle and the cathedral, it makes an ideal base for exploring the Salento peninsula, the heel of Italy's boot. The Corte di Nettuno also has a highly acclaimed restaurant.