Tourist information on Gallipoli
General information on Gallipoli
The “Pearl of the Ionian” is located in the province of Lecce and is divided into two zones: the old town and the new town (the village), connected to the island through an impressive bridge in 17th century masonry. The name of “beautiful city” perfectly fits, due to the paradise-like city that is Gallipoli. To welcome you to the old town is the Castello Angioino, which will introduce you into a maze of charming streets. Be prepared to visit the Cathedral of Sant’Agata, a majestic example of Baroque style, noble palaces, and the hypogeum oil mill of Palazzo Granafei. Just outside the city, Gallipoli is, above all, sea and nature. A bluish, velvety, mostly sandy, mantle surrounds the city, along with pines and plants that are typical of the Mediterranean scrub, which surround the beaches, with the most awaited spectacle: the Regional Nature Park of Sant’Andrea Island and the Punta Pizzo Coast.