Gallipoli, Italy
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Gallipoli: Historic Guided Walking Tour

1. Gallipoli: Historic Guided Walking Tour

Meet your local guide at La Fontana Greca, a beautiful fountain that dates back to the 3rd century and is considered to be one of the oldest in Italy. Then set out for a guided walking tour of the city’s most beautiful and iconic historic landmarks and buildings. Gallipoli is considered to be the Pearl of the Ionian Sea and is famous for its crystalline sea. But, no less important is its historic center which preserves ancient buildings, beautiful Baroque churches, and characteristic alleys. The city is split into 2 areas, the modern village and the historic center, which is located on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge and surrounded by ancient defensive walls. As you walk through the historic center, admire the Baroque architecture of the religious and civil buildings which are decorated with extravagant floral and angelic motifs. From your guide, learn about the history of the city and its architecture, then enjoy a stroll along the coastline to marvel at stunning views across the sea.

Gallipoli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

2. Gallipoli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

See the main sights of the fortress city of Gallipoli on the tip of the Salentina Peninsula, and discover one of the most important locations in Apulia. Meet your guide on the Corsa Roma, and set off for the Fontana Greca next to the castle. Once thought to be the oldest fountain in Italy, the Greek Fountain features 4 caryatids below the architrave and was inspired by the classical architecture of Ancient Greece. Next, cross the bridge that connects the Old Town to the new city center, and enter the heart of Gallipoli, protected by the imposing 13th-century Angevine-Aragonese Castle, built by the Byzantines. Stroll from Via Antonietta De Pace to the cathedral dedicated to St. Agatha, who was martyred in the Sicilian city of Catania, but whose relics are housed in Gallipoli. Peek inside to see ornate decorations of marble, wood, and paintings. Continue along winding streets, admiring typical houses, before you reach the coast, where numerous 13-17th-century churches can be found, including the Church of Santa Maria della Purità, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and Church of San Domenico al Rosario.

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What people are saying about Gallipoli, Italy

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Excellent guide

Punctual, kind and highly trained guide on the history of the city and on all the artistic beauties. Definitely to be redone. A wonderful experience.

Gallipoli is wonderful and Francesca our guide is good and prepared! A really pleasant walk suitable for everyone, even for kids!

Was a real experience!

The lady was very friendly and competent! It was incredibly interesting!