Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Italy - Puglia - Gallipoli

Gallipoli is located in the province of Lecce on the west coast of Salento.

It is known as the queen of the 'Basso Ionio', mainly because of the fabulous setting of the old city nestling as it does on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

The city is dominated by two structures;

the 15th century castle

and the Baroque cathedral full of Salentine and Neapolitan work.

There are many more churches of many hues, each having tin-glazed earthenware painted with flowers and fruits, both inside and out.

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