The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, among dream beaches, nightlife and history
Gallipoli is the “Città Bella” with a double soul: with sun, sea, splendid coastline and famous nightlife, alongside its historic centre, bearing witness to centuries of history.
In summer, the “Pearl of the Ionian Sea” is ready to welcome thousands of visitors in search of blue sea, charming beaches and clubs open day and night. Even when summer is long gone, there is no shortage of tourists in Gallipoli.
The city is divided into two areas: the old town, surrounded by Roman and Byzantine fortifications, stands on an island connected by a masonry bridge to the so-called new suburb, the more recent district.
Those in search of sea, relaxation and nightlife are sure to love the long coastline of Gallipoli, from Lido Conchiglie to the beach of Rivabella, from Lido San Giovanni to the stupendous Baia Verde, which has nothing to envy from Caribbean landscapes. Visitors who wish to immerse themselves in history and art can indulge in the old town, from the imposing Angevin Castle to the many churches to be admired within a few metres of each other, such as the Cathedral of Sant’Agata in Lecce Baroque style and the Church of Santa Maria della Purità.