With its glorious coastline, inviting beaches, magnificent historic landmarks and monuments, and enchanting narrow streets and squares, Gallipoli – Greek for ‘beautiful city’ – certainly lives up to its name, and is a true delight to discover and explore on Italy’s picturesque Ionian Coast.[ReadMoreMob]
A city of two parts, Gallipoli is divided into a vibrant modern district on the mainland, and an ancient historic centre situated on a small island reaching out into the Ionian. While both provide plenty of highlights, the island-based ‘centro storico’ is the place to experience the city at its most authentic. Wander the streets, which are barely wide enough for even the smallest Italian cars, and you’ll be immersed in centuries of history amongst ornate churches, fortifications, towers and fountains, while charming cafés, restaurants and markets alive with friendly locals await discovery too, ready to provide a taste of authentic traditional flavours.
Outside the city’s heart, the beaches – considered some of the best throughout Italy – make for the perfect place to enjoy some time away from the Gallipoli’s exciting, enchanting yet hectic hustle and bustle, so perhaps take to the golden sands and enjoy some rest, relaxation and soothing sunshine too.