Things to do in Gallipoli

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Gallipoli which includes boating and a coastal town

Gallipoli Attractions

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Places of interest in Gallipoli

Gallipoli is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay in Gallipoli, and make it a breeze to explore Gallipoli and the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in Gallipoli to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

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Gallipoli attractions

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1. Gallipoli Port

Spend a morning or afternoon enjoying the animated activities at Gallipoli Port. The port sits conveniently at the point where Gallipoli’s old town converges with its modern center. It’s a place to observe fishermen at work and sample plates of delicious seafood. At Gallipoli Port you can also visit and appreciate the craftsmanship of some of the town’s centuries-old monuments.
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Watch fishermen bring in the day’s catch, dine on fresh seafood and spot notable town landmarks at this active port.

2. Baia Verde Beach

Baia Verde Beach is a great spot for a change of scenery from the historic attractions of Gallipoli. Its thin stretch of powdery sand slopes gently down to the crystalline water of the Ionian Sea. Baia Verde Beach is a family-friendly area ideal for passing idle days in the sun, swimming in safe water and enjoying picturesque sunsets.
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Swim, soak up the sun and relax at exclusive clubs at this popular beach on the west coast of the Salento Peninsula.

3. Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Admire the somber Baroque façade and richly decorated interior of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi (Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi). Established in the 13th century, and renovated in the 1600s and 1700s, it is one of Gallipoli’s oldest churches. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is dedicated to its namesake saint, a venerated Italian preacher, friar and the patron saint of Italy.
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Stop by this 13th-century religious monument on a walking tour of the atmospheric and architecturally impressive streets of the old town district.

4. Gallipoli Castle

Gallipoli Castle (Castello di Gallipoli) is a stronghold that guards the entrance to Gallipoli’s fortified old town. It creates a striking first impression to a historic quarter punctuated by the rooftops of Baroque monuments. Visit Gallipoli Castle to glimpse inside well-preserved rooms, browse art exhibitions and enjoy panoramic views from the battlements.
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Explore the rooms of this ancient castle, which has witnessed several invasions and stands proud at the entrance to Gallipoli’s historic center.

5. Sant'Agata Cathedral

Learn about the local history of Gallipoli with a stop at Sant'Agata Cathedral. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.
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Learn about the local history of Gallipoli with a stop at Sant'Agata Cathedral. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.

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