Gallipoli Vacation Packages
The charming fishing village of Gallipoli has a quaint old town area and overlooks the Ionian Sea. Meander through the maze of old-world alleys in the historic center to see its medieval structures.
Start in the old town and gaze up at the high surrounding walls. Climb to the top of Gallipoli Castle for water and city views. Learn about the 13th-century structure built to protect the area from sea attacks. It was rebuilt in the 1500s and now hosts exhibitions and outdoor film screenings.
Marvel at the stone nativity scene from 16th century in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, which dates back to the 1200s. The historic district has many churches, such as the 17th-century Sant’Agata Cathedral which stands out with a Baroque façade and ornate interior features.
Admire the Greek Fountain on the other side of the bridge from the castle. It has impressive reliefs portraying mythological figures. Nearby is Gallipoli Port, where local fishermen continue to cast nets from their boats. Dine at one of the restaurants serving a fresh catch. Among popular local dishes are stewed octopus and floured fish.
South of the city center and away from crowds, find Punta Pizzo Beach and Baia Verde Beach with stunning views and warm blue-green water.
The town shares its name with a Turkish city famous for its role in World War I. It comes from the Greek for “Beautiful City.” Hot summers from May to October draw sunbathers, while weather remains mild in winter.
Gallipoli is just south of Nardò on the western coast of the Salento Peninsula, the heel of Italy’s boot shape. It is in the province of Lecce in southeastern Italy. Fly to Brindisi-Salento Airport on the northeastern part of the peninsula and drive southwest for 1 hour to reach the town. Alternatively, take a train from Foggia or Brindisi.
Old meets new in a pleasing way in Italy’s historic coastal town of Gallipoli.
Accommodation in Gallipoli
Before setting out to Gallipoli, get a reservation for one of the 58 Gallipoli hotels or other lodgings that feature on Expedia's hotel booking platform.
Visitors looking to book a room or suite at the luxury end of the scale won't be disappointed, Gallipoli features a number of high-end stays, such as the Palazzo del Corso, at Corso Roma, 145, and the B&B La Casa del Turista, at Vico A. Boito, 5/A. If you find that those two don't meet your budget and style, the Hotel Bellavista Club or the Palazzo Mosco Inn are two more budget-friendly options that might be what you're looking for.