All the things you must see in the Gallipoli Historic Center. The historic center of Gallipoli has many hidden treasures within its ancient walls, narrow alleys and whitewashed houses. There are buildings and structures, some ancient others more recent that are extremely interesting to visit and get to know and that will enrich your holiday.
A magic story about the mystery and the beauty you can find during your holiday in Gallipoli. John Martinucci arrived in Gallipoli late one September afternoon and he got the feeling that he had lived there all his life Indeed, he'd heard the town described thousands and thousands of times, in every last detail, by his father and aunt.
Salento olive trees and olive oil you should discover. There are many olive oil mills all over our countryside. In dialect we call them "trappiti", where you can see the processing procedure, which takes place from the end of September through the whole of Autumn, in person, and buy directly from the producer.
Lot of events in Gallipoli with fun and recreation. Salento is kissed by the sun and caressed by the wind, and even in September it offers great chances for fun and recreation, like excursions, feasts, town celebrations and concerts. Gallipoli is the centre for night life in Salento, from the promenade to the Castle, from the historic centre to the island of Sant'Andrea, it is all a sight to be admired.
Discover the magic of Salento summer nights, visiting Gallipoli. In the hot, very hot summer nights, the sea at sunset is often the only possible relief from the heat, and it is also a source of relaxation. Simply strolling along the seafront under the moonlight transmits a sensation of great well-being.
The pizzica, famous and charming traditional dance of Salento. These are the verses of one of the most well-known and most popular pizzica dances, dedicated to Gallipoli and its beautiful women: "Aria gallipolina sing sing, for those who do not know how to sing are listening.
Gallipoli and other places where you can see VIPs in Salento. “Sarà che ballano sta pizzica sta pizzica” sings Biagio Antonacci, but VIPs love Salento, and of all its beautiful places, Gallipoli especially. It you were to make a list of all the artists, actors, directors, and singers who have passed through here to enjoy all the delightful locations, it would go on and on.
Also in Salento there's beer: tasting our craft productions of great quality. It might sound strange to some, above all to central European readers, maybe, but we too, right here in Salento make and love craft beer. Don't believe us? Allow us show you.
A unique event in the Gallipoli Museum: art and culture in Salento.If you are a lover of the arts and the sciences, Gallipoli is the city for you more than ever before, not just because of its architectural marvels or its perfect marriage with the sea, but also because from 14th June - 31st October you can visit an exhibition at the Diocese Museum that will make you reflect on the geometric beauty of nature and of art.
Immerse yourself in the traditions of Salento with the patron saint of Gallipoli. The traditions of feasts of the patron saints are an identifying trait of our Salento, not because they are not celebrated elsewhere but because with us they have maintained their ancient charm, remaining as good as unchanged over the course of centuries.