3/5 - Okay
Verified travelerAug 10, 2019
The beaches are nice, the old city is interesting, the seafood was awesome. If you are a kid into the party scene, this is your place, if you speak Italian.
Cross the 16th-century bridge between the hotels and skyscraper of the modern side to reach the historic center on a limestone island.
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.
Unique features of Gallipoli Historic Center include the historic sites and beaches. Make a stop by Gallipoli Castle or Church of St. Francis of Assisi while you're exploring the area.
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Explore the rooms of this ancient castle, which has witnessed several invasions and stands proud at the entrance to Gallipoli’s historic center.
Swim, soak up the sun and relax at exclusive clubs at this popular beach on the west coast of the Salento Peninsula.
Watch fishermen bring in the day’s catch, dine on fresh seafood and spot notable town landmarks at this active port.
If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Punta Suina Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Gallipoli. Amble around the area's marina or visit its monuments.
Stop by this 13th-century religious monument on a walking tour of the atmospheric and architecturally impressive streets of the old town district.
Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Sant'Agata Cathedral in Gallipoli. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.
Protected for more than 150 kilometers between the two seas that have shaped its morphology and history, Salento has a highly evocative and enchanting coastal development. The Ionian coast is characterized by lower cliffs and stretches of sand, red soil and vineyards, interrupted by sixteenth-century towers and equipped beaches.
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Lecce Railway Station and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Lecce Railway Station, the zones to select from include: Lecce City Center: Select this option for hotels located in the Lecce city center.
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Lecce Railway Station and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Lecce Railway Station, the zones to select from include: Lecce City Center: Select this option for hotels located in the Lecce city center.
Verified travelerJan 9, 2019
Gallipoli is an ancient Greek port, a great touristic and geographic point over the summer. It offers many beaches, landmarks, monuments and spectacular landscapes. Around the city we can enjoy Tuglie, Sannicola, Collepasso, Zinzulusa or Alberobello.