Lecce

Gallipoli

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Gallipoli
The Essential
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Gallipoli is one of the jewels of the Salento. Overlooked by a castle with an imposing keep (16C), this delightful little port nestles on an island, with its old town huddled around the Cattedrale di Sant'Agata. The Frantoio Ipogeo (housed in the cellars of the Palazzo Granafei) charts the history of the region's olive oil production, the source of Gallipoli's wealth. Walk the length of the old city walls and go inside the Chiesa della Purità, which is decorated with ornate stuccowork.