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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
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Galatina Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Beautiful home - an authentic Italian experience

5 of 5
Jon and Rebecca have created the most beautiful home, tucked away in a quiet courtyard in Galatina's Old Town. The house is spacious and light-filled with vaulted ceilings in most rooms. We especially loved the well-equipped kitchen which was a joy to cook in and the lovely walled garden. It really is a home-from-home with a huge flatscreen TV and large collection of DVDs if you fancy a film night in with pizza from one of the local restaurants. The house is right in the centre of the Galatina and within walking distance of restaurants, bars and gelaterie. This was our first time in Puglia and we found Galatina to be an excellent base for exploring the Salento region, including trips to Lecce, Gallipoli, Otranto and any number of gorgeous beaches. There is a fabulous drive from Martina de Leuca along the coast road to Otranto which rivals Amalfitana. Having spent years going to Tuscany we're now converts to Puglia and would love to return to Giardino Segreto with family or friends.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Spacious, relaxed villa, well placed to explore the area

4 of 5
We had a wonderful time here. The villa is really spacious and the open plan kitchen/living area works very well. The pool provided welcome early morning and evening dips and it was also lovely to eat out on the patio and read/lounge under the trees in the garden. A great 'goody bag' greeted us which saved our lives when we arrived - many thanks for that! The villa is really well placed to explore the area. Highlights for us were Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto, Castro (including a boat trip), Matera (a longish drive - wouldn't have done it with young children) and the many different beaches, from wide sandy ones to little rocky coves. It feels like real value for money in terms of the space that you get. Dave was very responsive and helpful too. Thanks for helping us to have a great holiday.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017