The name Gallipoli derives, according to some studies, from the classic greek meaning “Beautiful City”, it’s 40 km from Lecce and overlooks the Ionian Sea.

Along the cobbled streets leading to the old town, very famous is the fish market, located in what was originally the castle moat. The old village is concentrated on an island of limestones and is connected to the new part of the city through an old arched bridge that dates back to 900.

The entrance to the old city is the Greek Fountain, dated back to the Renaissance and in baroque style, and further on you can appreciate the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Canneto and the Chapel of Santa Cristina, patron of the city.