OTRANTO TOWN CEMETERY
- Country Italy
- Total identified casualties 10 Find these casualties
- Casualties from First World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 40.1398, Longitude: 18.48608
Otranto is a small port town on the heel of Italy, situated about 80 kilometres south of Brindisi, 45 kilometres from Lecce. The cemetery is best accessed from route No.16 from Lecce, following Otranto Centro. On entering the town follow the sign for the Sacrario Militare, located immediately inside the town limits on the right hand side. The war graves are in the south-east corner of the cemetery. Cemetery Address: Via Antonio Primaldo 73028 Otranto (LE). GPS Co-ordinates: 40.142977, 18.489668.
Cemetery opening hours:
Summer (1st April to 30th September) 7:30am - 7:30pm
Winter (1st October to 31 March) 8:00am - 4:30pm
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The Italians entered the war on the Allied side, declaring war on Austria, in May 1915. Commonwealth forces were at the Italian front between November 1917 and November 1918. The Royal and Merchant Navies were active in the Mediterranean and Adriatic throughout the war and many of their dead are buried along the Italian coast. Otranto Town Cemetery contains ten Commonwealth burials of the First World War.