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Galatina, Città d'Arte; a mini Lecce, and home to some of Puglia's most famous churches

Galatina is a beautiful historical town in the heart of the Salentine Peninsular, within easy reach of the Adriatic and Ionian coast-lines, Puglia's "Lands End" (Sta Maria di Leuca), as well as the baroque provincial capital, Lecce. Galatina itself has some beautiful baroque architecture and some of Puglia's most famous churches, and as a result is often referred to as a "mini Lecce".

Of these churches, there is the Basilica di Santa Caterina, renowned for its beautiful fourteenth-century frescoes that cover its interior. The main square also features the incredibly impressive San Pietro. Perhaps the most famous of all the churches (and the most under-stated) however is the chapel of San Paolo. The chapel is located a small distance from the town square and is steeped in history. There is a legend which says that water from its well has the power to heal those who have been bitten by the tarantula. From this legend comes the annual Festival of the Tarantula, a tradition where would-be bite victims make their way to the well to be healed, whilst dancing to the pizzica (music that is typical of the area). I feel it's important to point out, there are no tarantulas in the area now so there's no need to be worried!

The festival is called "La Notte della Taranta" and traditionally takes place on San Paolo's feast days (28th and 29th June). Festivities usually start early and finish late in Galatina, where there is music and dancing, as well as a huge fair of rides and market stalls.

As well as the beautiful historical buildings within Galatina, many of which date back to the 16th century, you can also find a wealth of restaurants, bars and shops. During the day, your time can be spent drifting between cafe's, bakeries and gelato ice-cream shops, whilst in the evening the town centre comes alive with people eating at fantastic restaurants, admiring the flood-lit architecture and frequenting the many bars, listening to live concerts in the town square, or visiting some of the many shops

Due to its location just south of Lecce, Galatina offers an ideal base for sightseeing and exploring Southern Puglia. Not only this, but because the town is away from the tourist hotspots on the coast, the town is still lively and vibrant out of season, yet not overcrowded during the summer months.

Written by James Cullingford - Owner of Property 89993 in Galatina, Italy

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                                                                                            Stunning property in a beautiful part of Italy

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                                                                                            We loved out stay in Galatina and would return in a heartbeat. The house is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need for an incredible holiday inside. The kitchen is well equipped, the garden is perfect, nothing will beat sitting under the orange trees at siesta time sipping on some local red wine and if that wasn't enough the roof terrace is the perfect way to while away the hours on a hot summer evening. For us, it was the perfect spot to watch the local firework display. The house is in the historical centre of Galatina, every time we saw the church in the main square it took our breath away - simply beautiful! Galatia itself is very pretty and the perfect jumping off point for several incredible caribbean style beaches and other breathtaking towns, it was our first time in this part of Italy and we were blown away by the beautiful surroundings. Thank you Jon and Reb for being such fantastic hosts, great at getting back to us and answered all of our questions with speed - we'll be back!
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                            Casa Giosetta is a well located and well fitted out apartment

                                                                                            4 of 5
                                                                                            Casa Giosetta is a well located and well fitted out apartment. I found Summer In Italy staff very friendly and helpful, they always responded promptly to any queries/emails.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2015
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Oct 2015

                                                                                            Casa Liana is a good touring base and a really nice apartment

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                                                                                            Casa Liana is a good touring base and a really nice apartment. Do we enjoy it? Yes! Great service and attention to detail as always. Thanks to Luca and all the team.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2015
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2015