Gallipoli is definitely a stop not to be missed. But missing the masterpiece or symbolic monument, the cathedral is beautiful but not exceptional, especially when compared to others.
The city is still very well and there are other small places of artistic interest, such as the Church of Purity and the beautiful noble buildings or a hypogeum mill. In addition Gallipoli the beaches are beautiful and the night life is certainly not lacking. I suggest to combine the visit of Gallipoli with a visit to the nearby Galatina: an authentic masterpiece known by few.
Guide service: The guide service requires half a day.
Please contact Mr. Giampaolo Nanula +39 333 2637942
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The half-day visit of Lecce can be combined with the visit of Lecce, Soleto, Ostuni, Brindisi, Otranto, Gallipoli, Galatina, Copertino, Nardò, Castro – Grotta della Zinzullusa, Santa Maria di Leuca, Taranto, Oria, Grottaglie
Half day itinerary
The guided view of Gallipoli begins and ends at the port, where it is possible to park the bus.
The port of Gallipoli deserves our attention, it is in fact the most important fishing port of Salento and among the most important in Puglia. Then we cross the banks of the ribbing fishmongers of fresh fish, seafood, octopus but above all the product of excellence and pride of the city: the famous red prawn of Gallipoli, exquisite species if eaten raw as usual. Gallipoli is almost an island joined to the mainland by a bridge, we advance through the very picturesque alleys until you reach the beautiful Cathedral of Sant’Agata, guardian of many artistic treasures including the beautiful paintings of the most important painter Giovanni Antonio Coppolla.
Before returning to the port we reach “the mainland” to admire the so called Greek fountain, but better to call it Hellenistic.
Opening of the main monuments and fees
Cathedral of Sant'Agata
Opening hours: Orario SS messe invernale festivo 10-11,30-18,30 feriale 9,30-18,30 Estivo festivo 10,00-11,30-19,00 feriale 9,30-19,00
Price: free entry
Museo Civico Emanuele BarbaAddress: Via Antonietta De Pace 118
Opening hours: 10,00-13,00 17,00-21,00
Museo DiocesanoOpening hours: SS time for winter holidays 10-11,30-18,30 hours 9,30-18,30 Summer holidays 10,00-11,30-19.00 weekday 9,30-19.00
Castle of Gallipoli
Opening hours: January - February from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00, closed on Monday. Tuesday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00, closed on Monday. April - May from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00. June from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00. July - August from 10:00 to 24:00. September from 10:00 to 21:00. October from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00, closed on Monday. November - December from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00, closed on Monday. Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Price: 0-6 years, free. 6-4 years € 2.00. Over 65 € 2.00. Schools € 2.00. Groups of more than 20 paying € 2.00. All the other € 4.00
Frantoio Oleario IpogeoOpening hours: Open Saturday and Sunday Morning 10.00-12.00 Afternoon 16.00-18.00, other days by reservation
Easy and free parking at the port
Sagra delle Pittule – November 28th
The pittule are small pancakes to eat hot