Travel Gallipoli, Italy

Trip to Gallipoli in the region of Apulia

February 5th, 2010

Gallipoli is a beautiful fishermans town on the western coast of the region Apulia with a stunning seaside. Driving through the south of Italy you could easily combine a trip to Gallipoli with a visit to the city of Lecce or on a road trip further south.

Gallipoli is located in the province of Lecce and faces the Ionian Sea on the left side of the Salentina Peninsula. The town itself can be divided in two parts, a modern Gallipoli and the older city constructed on a limestone island which looks out over the harbour.

View from our B & B La Riviera View from our B & B La..

The older city of Gallipoli is popular with tourists and especcially during the summer months when a lot of local festivities, sagre and markets are being held in the streets around the island.

The best way to explore Gallipoli is by walking around the island starting at the main harbour and following the Riviera Cristoforo Colombo, the Riviera Nazario Sauro and the Riviera Armando Diaz. These esplanade streets follow up on eachother around the island of the old city centre.

You will be able to park your car near the street of Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi just after you have entered the older city of Gallipoli. On the riviera you will find plenty of nice bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink or a great meal while you enjoy the sunset over the harbour. Walking around you will notice several small alleys which lead to the main square of Via del Duomo where you will find the Cathedral of Sant'Agata. This is also the most central point of Gallipoli where all the festivities are held.

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Travel Tips for Gallipoli Italy:

Where to stay in Gallipoli: Bed and Breakfast La Riviera

What to do in Gallipoli: Walk around the old city and visit the markets

Where to eat in Gallipoli: Restaurants on the Riviera

Travel Pictures of Gallipoli, Italy

  • View from our B & B La Riviera View from our B & B La Riviera
  • Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi in Gallipoli Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi in Gallipoli
  • The waters near La Puritate Beach The waters near La Puritate Beach
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Pictures of Via del Duomo, Gallipoli Pictures of Via del Duomo, Gallipoli
  • Photos of Gallipoli in Southern Italy Photos of Gallipoli in Southern Italy
  • Summer Events in Gallipoli Summer Events in Gallipoli
  • Little kitten steals the fish Little kitten steals the fish
  • Map of Gallipoli, Puglia Map of Gallipoli, Puglia
  • Lookout Gallipoli Lookout Gallipoli
  • Ristorante Marechiaro in Gallipoli Ristorante Marechiaro in Gallipoli
  • Stairs from the car park to the Riviera Stairs from the car park to the Riviera
  • Festivities in Puglia, Gallipoli Festivities in Puglia, Gallipoli
  • Local boy selling sea shells Local boy selling sea shells
  • Local fish market in Gallipoli Local fish market in Gallipoli
  • Street panorama Gallipoli, Apulia Street panorama Gallipoli, Apulia
  • Umbrellas of the bar in Gallipoli Umbrellas of the bar in Gallipoli
  • Boats in the harbour of Gallipoli Boats in the harbour of Gallipoli
  • View from the bar in Gallipoli View from the bar in Gallipoli
  • Fishing boats in Apulia Fishing boats in Apulia
  • The jetty of Gallipoli The jetty of Gallipoli
  • Bar La Riviera in Gallipoli Bar La Riviera in Gallipoli
  • Cathedral of Sant'Agata in Gallipoli Cathedral of Sant'Agata in Gallipoli
  • Chiesa del Crocefisso in Gallipoli Chiesa del Crocefisso in Gallipoli
  • Sunset over the town of Gallipoli Sunset over the town of Gallipoli
  • Sunset over the Ionian Sea Sunset over the Ionian Sea
  • Modern Gallipoli and Old Gallipoli Modern Gallipoli and Old Gallipoli
  • The Riviera of Gallipoli The Riviera of Gallipoli
  • Night Markets in Gallipoli Night Markets in Gallipoli
  • Tired kitty in Gallipoli Tired kitty in Gallipoli
  • The farmacy in Gallipoli The farmacy in Gallipoli
  • Pretty boats in the harbour Pretty boats in the harbour
  • Traditional dancers in Gallipoli Traditional dancers in Gallipoli
  • Crowded little cemetery Crowded little cemetery

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Gallipoli Weather

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37 °C | 98.6 °F

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Trip to Gallipoli in the region of Apulia
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
City: Gallipoli
Period: Jul '09-Aug '09
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