Otranto, an Italian town in the modern province of Lecce, is on the Strait of Otranto, 42 miles S.E. of Brindisi. There is a large and convenient harbour, and a considerable trade is carried on with the Levant. The city (which has an old cathedral, some Roman remains, and the castle made famous by Walpole), is poor]y built and decaying. The province, which contains 2,880 square miles, is surrounded by the sea except to the W. and N.W., and has several bays and harbours. A branch of the Apennines passes through it, and there is good pasture-land. The chief productions are cotton, fruit, grain, oil, and tobacco.