Lecce
Gallipoli
Interesting
Gallipoli The Essential
Interesting
Gallipoli is one of the jewels of Salento. Overlooked by a castle with an imposing 16C keep, this delightful little port nestles on an island, with its old town huddled around Sant'Agata cathedral. Sights of interest include the Frantoio Ipogeo (housed in the cellars of the Palazzo Granafei), which tells the history of the region's olive oil production; the Museo Civico, with its varied collection of exhibits; and the Chiesa della Purità along the Riviera, which is decorated with ornate stuccowork.