Luogo - Point of interest

Laghetto di Bauxite

Where SP87, Otranto (Lecce)

Laghetto di Bauxite is located south of Otranto, near Baia dell'Orte. It is a quarry of bauxite, mined for about twenty years and boarded in the city port in the direction of Marghera, where it was processed. The quarry was finally abandoned in 1976 due to the expensive extraction process. The presence of a water table, encountered during the excavation phase, led to the formation of a small pond. The surrounding area has therefore been enriched with aquatic and marshy plants, such as Straw Swamp, creating a charming corner of paradise for tourists who come here fascinated by the colors of nature.

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