Punta Palascìa, commonly known as Capo d’Otranto, is the most eastern point of Italy. The tip is located in the municipal territory of Otranto, a town in the Apulia region of Salento in the province of Lecce, at 40 ° 7 ‘north latitude and 18 ° 31’ east longitude. The lighthouse located there, recently renovated, is one of the five lighthouses of the Mediterranean Sea protected by the European Commission. It is often a destination for tourists and curious, thanks to the tradition that every year of New Year’s Eve attracts a multitude of people waiting for the countdown of New Year’s Eve at the foot of the lighthouse, being the first countdown of the new year in Italy. According to the nautical conventions this place is the point of separation between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea.