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Top Choice Seafood in Gallipoli

La Puritate

Book ahead to ensure your table at the place for fish in this seafood-loving town. Follow the practically obligatory seafood antipasti with delicious primi (first courses). Anything fishy is good (especially the pra…
Sandwiches in Gallipoli

Baguetteria de Pace

The Italian art of making truly exceptional sandwiches is practised assiduously here. Choose the dense Italian bread (or a baguette if you're feeling fluffy) and have the friendly staff stuff it with top-notch small…
Cafe in Gallipoli

Caffè Duomo

For good Gallipoli spumone (layered ice cream with candied fruit and nuts) and refreshing granite (ices made with coffee, fresh fruit or locally grown pistachios and almonds), head to Caffè Duomo. The tables set up …
Cathedral in Gallipoli

Cattedrale di Sant'Agata

On the island, Gallipoli's 17th-century cathedral is a baroque beauty that could compete with anything in Lecce. Not surprisingly, Giuseppe Zimbalo, who helped beautify Lecce's Santa Croce basilica, worked on the fa…
Historic Site in Gallipoli

Frantoio Ipogeo

This is only one of some 35 olive presses buried in the tufa rock below the town. It was here, between the 16th and early 19th centuries, that local workers pressed Gallipoli's olive oil, which was then stored in on…
Museum in Gallipoli

Museo Civico

Founded in 1878, this dusty museum of history and natural history is a 19th-century time capsule, featuring fish heads, ancient sculptures, a 3rd-century-BC sarcophagus, a whale skeleton and other eclectic stuff.
Historic Building in Gallipoli

Farmacia Provenzana

Now housing a cometics- and fragrance-shop, this beautifully decorated pharmacy dates to 1814.