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Guide to visiting Galatina


Galatina is a city that I love. I really like working in Galatina: the town is beautiful and the Basilica of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria is truly amazing. Galatina is the true heart of Salento tarantism; it is a fortune that is almost unknown, so we can enjoy it in peace.

Guide service

The guide service requires half a day.
Please contact Mr. Giampaolo Nanula  + 39 333 2637942
Or e-mail:

The half-day visit of Galatina can be combined with the visit of Otranto, Gallipoli, Copertino, Nardò, Castro – Grotta della Zinzullusa, Santa Maria di Leuca, Taranto, Oria, Grottaglie, Lecce.

Half day itinerary

The meeting with the guide takes place in via Raimondello Orsini near the Basilica of Santa Caterina D’Alessandria.
We will visit this splendid church whose increasing fame is due to the beautiful frescoes that adorn the interior, and which we can admire in all their splendor thanks to a recent restoration. We will then move to the adjacent cloister where another pictorial cycle awaits us. Leaving the Basilica we will walk the streets of the town among the ancient buildings built in local stone with warm colors and rich in sumptuous decorations. Galatina is perhaps the most representative country of the entire Salento where time seems to have stopped. We reach Piazza San Pietro dominated by the large façade of the Matrix Church dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul built following the dictates of the Lecce Baroque, just enough time to visit it and instead headed towards the small Chapel of San Paolo which despite its small size is to be counted among the most important places in Salento. This was the place where until the last century the ancient rite of tarantulas took place, which we will have the opportunity to talk about.


Opening of the main monuments and fees

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

Address: Piazzetta Orsini 15
Opening hours: Morning: 8.00-12.30 Afternoon: Standard time: 15.45-17.45 Summer time 4.30 pm-4.45 pm Weekdays: 7.00 / 8.00 / 19.00 Festive: 8.00 / 10 , 00 / 11,30 / 19,00
Price: admission free, with reservations required.
Note: The small museum of the Basilica has a cost of € 1.00 per person: it's worth it

Chiesa di San Pietro e Paolo

Opening hours: Celebrations From Monday to Saturday: 7.30 / 18.00 Holidays: 7.30 / 10.15 / 10.30 / 18.00
Price: Free entry

Cappella di San Paolo

Opening hours: Corso Garibaldi 2
Price: Free admission
Note: Warning: following the COVID 19 emergency, the entrances to the chapel of San Paolo will be limited. Reservations are required by sending an email to

Bus Parking

(Italiano) Non vi è un’area preposta ma trovare parcheggio non è difficilissimo.


(Italiano) Nessuna toilette pubblica, chiedere ai bar di poter usare le loro

Le informazioni contenute in questa pagina sono aggiornate al 20/06/2020