Gallipolis, Italy

Gallipolis is a town in the province of Lecce, Italy. It is located by the Ionian Sea, on the west coast of the Salentina Peninsula. The town of Gallipolis is divided in two parts, the modern and the old city. The new town includes all the newest buildings including a skyscraper. The old town, instead, is located on a limestone island, linked to the mainland by a bridge built in the 16th century.

Gallipolis is also known as the "Ionian pearl". Its most important monuments are the Angioinian Castle, the St. Agatha Cathedral and the Greek fountain. Its most important activities are based on fishing and tourism. Tourism is enjoyable throughout the year, due to the mild climate, the excellent food, and the hospitable nature of the local people. Gallipoli also boasts a very recently built harbour for private boats, located just steps from the bottom of the main Corso Roma.

Things to See & Do

* Greek fountain
* Angioinian Castle
* Santa Cristina celebrations - in July
* St. Agatha Cathedral

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Population – 21,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 39

Port Location - The port of Gallipolis is centrally located at the bottom of the main Corso Roma.

Travel Links –Nearest airports are Brindisi (88 km) and Bari (200 km). Gallipolis can be reached from both of them via a modern freeway, the state road 101.

By train, from Lecce take the regional Ferrovie del Sud-Est.

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