Project Description

Known as the “pearl of the Ionian”, this charming town is divided into two distinct regions: its historic center branches off the west coast of Salento like an ancient, fortified island connected to the mainland, home to modern Gallipoli, by just a thin strip of a bridge. Famous for its 17th-century Baroque architecture – in particular a number of stunning churches – Gallipoli is currently a candidate for the title of UNESCO World Heritage site. Aside from its rich history, compatriots from all over Italy flock to Gallipoli en masse every summer to sunbathe on its white sand beaches and dance the night away in mega discotheques. It’s become such a hit in recent years that its population regularly swells from its normal 20k to nearly 100k during the peak tourist months of July and August.