The olive tree, pride of Salento: myths, traditions, gastronomy
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.
A festive September
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.
Gallipoli by night: magic under the moonlight
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.
“Aria gaddhipulina”… the excitement of the pizzica dance
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.
VIPs love Salento
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.
Salento – with a good head on it!
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 truly special exhibition: in Gallipoli, Maths meets Art
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.
The feast of Saint Cristina
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.
Unveiling the secrets of our fine cuisine: the Dolce Vita Restaurant
Gallipoli's Dolce Vita: fine cuisine for your holiday in Salento. The Mediterranean diet has always been recognised as one of the healthiest. Oil, wine, lots of vegetables, and lots of fish, these are the secrets of the dishes we serve. Our restaurant 'Dolce Vita' is in an incredible location, on the top floor of our hotel with a breathtaking view over the sea.
Fantasy around a Greek fountain
A story about the greek fountain of Gallipoli, great tourist attraction.A long long time ago, gods lived amongst men and often they would unite with them in splendid marriages from which heroes, nymphs and semi-gods were born. Among them were three beautiful, young and graceful nymphs. Water nymphs called Dirke, Salmacis and Biblide.