Another little town to 'walk inside'
The fist touch with Galipoli is with the new part, Borgo, builded on a peninsula connected with with a 600 age bridge to the old Gallipoli builded ona calcareous island.
The suggestive old city, Centro storico, with the antique buildings and murals, is sourranded by a principal wall built around the 1500, to protect the city against enemies, and redefined the ending 1800 taking the actual panoramic appearance.
From Gallipoli you can see, on the north side the Nardo's Coast, on the south the Pizzo's bay, on the west the Scoglio dei Piccioni and the Campo Island and on the South west the Santa Andrea's island with a lighthouse built the last 1866.
Old Gallipoli is little, the Gallipolini ( Gallipoli people) love to live there, and the life flow in each part of the narrow street....children htat play soccer in a little suqere, the mother that put the wet linens on the little balconys, the old people sitted outside the house door on wood chair looking to the 'tourists' or talking about the day life!
In the last 10 years Gallipoli became very famouse for the beachs and nightlife in summer, so it's changed, there are a lot of new building, appartamentes and b&b...so during hte hig season is to much crowded for me!
But in sept is perfect and the beaches are empty.......and if the wind is strong the north beaches are perfet for kite surf!