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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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Absolutely wonderful villa, the perfect relaxing holiday

5 of 5
We have recently returned from a wonderful week in this amazing villa. We were expecting it to be lovely but the photos and description don't emphasise what a gem of a place this is. The gardens are spacious with lots of places to sit, including a number of hammocks. The pool is lovely, and was a perfect temperature (at the end of May). The villa has everything you need - sports equipment, loads of inflatables for the pool, barbecue with fuel and a fire pit, and inside also has air conditioning and all the equipment you might need. Massimo was on hand to help and was always available when we needed him for any queries. We also arrived to the most amazing welcome pack of food we have ever received - bowls of fruit and fresh vegetables, wine, beer, water, bread and pasta to make our first meal (very welcome when we arrived on a Sunday after a 4 hour flight delay). He also popped by with some delicious figs during the stay. The villa ticked the boxes for everyone in our family - me and my husband and our 3 kids. Definitely the best villa we have stayed in and we are already trying to work out when we can return. Thank you Massimo for letting us stay in your lovely place.and for your warm welcome.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018

Nice town, nice accommodation

4 of 5
Very well presented property with all comforts, close to the historic town centre and in a quiet area of Nardo'. The Salento region of Italy is beautiful, colourful and with excellent food.
  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018