Gallipoli is a town and comune of 21,200 inhabitants in the province of Lecce, in Apulia, southern Italy. It is located by the Ionian Sea, on the west coast of the Salentina Peninsula.
The town of Gallipoli is divided in two parts, the modern and the old city. The new town includes all the newest buildings including a skyscraper. The old town, instead, is located on a limestone island, linked to the mainland by a bridge built in the 16th century.
- Angevine-Aragonese Castle, built in the 13th century by the Byzantines.
- 14th century walls (renewed by the Spaniards in the 16th century).
- Baroque cathedral of Sant'Agata (17th century).
- Church of St. Francis of Paola (1621)
- Church of St. Francis of Assisi, built in the 13th century
- Church of San Domenico al Rosario (late 17th century)
- Church of the Holy Crucifix (1750)
- Church of Santa Maria della Purità (1661)
- Greek Fountain (16th century)
- Palazzo Pirelli (16th century)
- Church of San Pietro dei Samari
- Spiaggia la Puritate beach