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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

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (37 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
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    House #407601
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Apartment #89993
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        House #421029
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          Apartment #844414
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            • 1 BA
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            Apartment #1132637
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              House #6772536
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #6701013
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  Apartment #1024432
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                    Apartment #6860217
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      Apartment #8233990
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
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                        Villa #1850868
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #1785327
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            House #6819195
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #6388989
                              6
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                                Apartment #6799293
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Villa #1775918
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #6680537
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #1670149
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Villa #1664972
                                        10
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #6624479
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
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                                            House #6657186
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Villa #1535673
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                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                House #6517093
                                                5
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  House #6767576
                                                  6
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
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                                                    Villa #1970145
                                                    3
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      House #6483844
                                                      4
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        Villa #1669592
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          Apartment #850457
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                                                            Apartment #6560079
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Villa #1902564
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                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Villa #8033158
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                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Chateau / Country House #6390820
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1597574
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      House #2465873
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #6498824
                                                                        1
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                          Apartment #6772565
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            House #6110617
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Multiple rentals House #1732047
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #6108832
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #6513736
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (25 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #455886
                                                                                    25
                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (46 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Villa #6246519
                                                                                      46
                                                                                      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (32 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #6441383
                                                                                        32
                                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          Villa #6707002
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            House #6295237
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Villa #1922478
                                                                                              5
                                                                                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                                                                Villa #1750387
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (3 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1115247
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #1428599
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      House #538381
                                                                                                      13
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment, beautiful city, great landlord!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a retired English couple and we booked Casa Alice for a month in January but it was so good we ended up staying for 3 months! Our landlord Gianni impressed us from the beginning by replying to our enquiries promptly. On our arrival he met us and made us very welcome, explaining the facilities and also the places he recommended us to see in the city and the surrounding area. The private parking place was a definite advantage as parking can be very difficult at times in Lecce. The apartment is very well located; close by there is a great bakery, a fresh pasta shop, supermarket, roast chicken takeaway, fruit and vegetable shop, coffee shops and a market in the local piazza on a Sunday morning - all within a few minutes walk. Also within a few minutes is Piazza Mazzini, where the local people meet for their passiegata on a Sunday evening and where you can browse the many smart clothes shops. To cap it all the historic centre of Lecce, with its many fine Baroque churches, is only 10 minutes walk away. By car it is easy to access lots of interesting places around - Porto Cesareo, Gallipoli and Otranto to name a few, and lovely sandy beaches. Thanks to Gianni we were able to take full advantage of our stay and enjoy the many wonderful sights of Puglia to the full. We would recommend Casa Alice to anyone!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Charming location in historic downtown,

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Thank you Jon& Rebecca for sharing your home..Communication was easy and accurate. Well appointed, gourmet kitchen, high quality All Clad, Wusthof. etc. Quite a collection of cookbooks you don't even want to dine out... Very relaxing home.comfortable, roomy lots of DVDS , books , CDS... Galatina has several pastecerrias gourmet shops, pesceria and super mercado all whitin walking distance. Its very nice to have and consult the house infos beforehand. Very large outdoor area, we couln't really take advantage, because of cooler weather in March. You do need a permit for parking from the local police, its free... Highly recommend for your vacation
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017