Gallipoli is an amazing city on the Ionio sea and it is usually considered the pearl of Salento.
It is appreciated and renowned all over the world not only for its natural beauty but also for its buzzing nightlife and the high quality of its accommodation, here you can between b&b, residences, cottages and hotel Gallipoli.
Gallipoli has a very ancient history, but its appeal seems to have been known for long time, it is not a case if the name Gallipoli derives from the greek and means “the beautiful city”.
Gallipoli is essentially divided into two sides, the oldest part, which extends over a limestone island connected to the mainland by a bridge, and the most modern, whose center coincides with the area of the village.
Sant’Agata Cathedral is the heart of the center, a great example of Baroque art and architecture, typical of the area of Lecce. But the Cathedral is not the only thing to visit in this area, because there are more buildings to see such as the Church of San Francesco di Paola, the Church of San Francesco Nassisi, the Church of St. Dominic the Rosary, the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Church of Santa Cristina.
The oldest part of the city is surrounded by walls whose construction dates back probably to the ’400; the historic center of Gallipoli is a real network of alleys, narrow streets and small squares, along which you will come across monuments, but also in craft shops, specialty shops and small restaurants where you can also taste the best of local cuisine.
The old but still strong marine vocation of Gallipoli is still witnessed by four Coastal Towers that surround the city, the “Torre del Pizzo”, the “Torre Sabea“, the “Torre of S. Giovanni” and the “Torre dell’Alto Lido”, witnesses of the maritime past of the city.
Your tour through the city cannot end without visiting the Greek Fountain, Palazzo Pirelli, the Palace Vallebona, the Garibaldi and the Palazzo Tafuri, high artistic examples of undoubted beauty.
It’s clear that a trip to Gallipoli would not be complete without stopping at one of the sandy beaches and enjoy the beauty and transparency of the sea, the color and joy of its beaches, where in the evening you can go crazy at rhythm of the music of Salento!