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From Lecce: Otranto, S.M. Leuca, Gallipoli & Galatina Tour

From Lecce: Otranto, S.M. Leuca, Gallipoli & Galatina Tour

From US$ 135.52 per person

Follow the coast from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea to explore the gems of Salento, namely Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipoli and Galatina on a day trip.

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Duration 8 hours
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Driver
English, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup service is provided from Lecce. Please provide your hotel name at the time of booking.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire Salento in full autonomy
  • Explore 3 of the most beautiful coastal towns of Salento:Otranto,Leuca,Gallipoli
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the Salento coast
  • Discover the many Baroque palaces and monuments in Galatina
Full description
This tour will give you the opportunity to visit, independently, 4 of the most picturesque towns in Salento: Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipoli and Galatina. A scenic route from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea, between rocky coasts, small bays and white Caribbean-style beaches. The first stop of the tour is Otranto, one of the most beautiful coastal villages in Salento.The town of Otranto is full of history and every corner highlights the passage of different civilizations, including the Romans, the Byzantines, the Ottomans and the Aragoneses. You will have free time to visit the splendid Cathedral, the Church of Saint Peter in perfect Byzantium style, the Castle, the Towers, the mighty Pelasgi Bastions and the Walls that surrounded the whole of the ancient city. After Otranto you will reach Santa Maria di Leuca, along the wonderful Adriatic coast, characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea, caves and bays with rocky bottom. Along the way you will admire Santa Cesarea Terme, Castro Marina and the Ciolo Fiord. Santa Maria di Leuca is truly the heel of Italy, the place where the Ionian Sea meets the Adriatic Sea. From this tip of Puglia, you will admire spectacular views of the harbor and the sea, as well as the sanctuary of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae. After Santa Maria di Leuca, along the Ionian coast, you will reach Gallipoli, considered the pearl of the Ionian Sea. This Greek city can be divided into two areas: the new village, where the tourist facilities and modern buildings arise, and the old city. The old part of the city is located on a limestone island connected to the mainland by a 17th century bridge. You will have free time at disposal to explore the historic centre characterized by a labyrinthine weave of narrow streets, home to traditional shops of local handicrafts, numerous impressive Baroque churches and aristocratic palazzi. Also worth seeing are the Cathedral dedicated to St. Agatha, one of the best examples of Baroque in Salento, the Angevine Castle built in the 13th century and the Greek Fountain, one of the oldest fountains in Italy. Galatina is a real gem of art, history and traditions. The wonderful Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria is second only to the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi for the presence of many frescoes inside, which were created by Giotto's disciples. Other monuments to visit are the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, and the ancient "courtyard houses" and the buildings situated in the historic centre.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Lecce
  • Transport by minivan
  • Expert local guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Sports shoes
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Another wonderful day spent with our Guide Stefano, wo was very professional, informative and very very kind and showed us in 2 days almost the whole of Salento, beautiful places, excellent food, wonderful sceneries!! We are so thankful for meeting you, thank you very much for your time and effort!! ☺️

July 9, 2022

Stefano est un guide professionel et vraiment sympathique. Il nous a fait découvrir sa magnifique région en nous amenant visiter des endroits que nous n’auriont pas pu voir autrement, les trains et les autobus n’étant pas pratiques pour la visiter. Il est venu nous chercher à notre hôtel et nous y a déposé après. Il nous a donné des informations pertinentes et intéressantes. Pour le repas du midi, il nous a proposé un choix de type de restos et nous avons opté pour celui qui sert du poisson (bord de mer oblige!). Repas délicieux et à prix raisonnable. Sa voiture est propre et confortable. Une belle journée! Une activité qui en vaut le coût.

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November 20, 2022

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Excelente, lo recomiendo.

November 14, 2022

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