Lecce, Galatina and Gallipoli (beaches)
We meet at 7.00 am at the meeting point Petruzzelli Theater with our official and licensed guide and our driver to go to Lecce, 2 hours drive from Bari.
Lecce is the main town of the Salento area, the southern part of Puglia, and it's called the “Florence of South” for its superb beauty of churches and elegant noble baroque buildings, with a lot of stone decorations which have a beautyful gold and pink tinge. The ancient town has a lot of amazing monuments in a very little space, above all in the square of the bishop called Piazza Duomo where the visitor is surrounded by magnificent gold-tinged buildings full of angels, statues, saints, flowers, faces of artists in an unrivaled original style!
At 10.30am we will move from Lecce to Galatina, half an hour of drive
Galatina in one among the most important towns of Salento and it has a lot of monuments of Renaissance and baroque period however no other monument can rival the lovely church of S. Caterina d'Alessandria one among the rare examples of Gothic architecture in this area. The Church, built in the 14^ century, has a finely decorated portal and beautiful colorful frescoes covering the whole church inside representing scenes from Old and New Testaments, definite one of the most beautiful church of Italy!
At 12.00 am we will move from Galatina to Gallipoli, half an hour of drive
The name derives from the Greek word Kalè polis, “città bella”: beautiful city, in fact it enjoys a superb position surrounded by the sea, built in a little island and connected by the land with a bridge. Gallipoli has an old town protect by high walls and by a castle in the sea, the layout of the town shows a strong eastern influence: the houses with an inner courtyard are the typical feature of Mediterranean architecture. Very lively on summer, Gallipoli has long sand beaches and a beautiful clear clean sea, called “Maldive del Salento”.
2 hours of free time for lunch and go to the beach
At 3.30 pm return to Bari, 2 hours of drive.
Lecce, Galatina and Gallipoli (beaches). Cod. SAL02