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Castello di Gallipoli

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Like many castles the exterior is better than the interior

Dating back to the Byzantines with additions & renovations over the centuries we found this a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darrel J
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Perth, Australia
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This castle has probably undergone a degree of sympathetic restoration. There are some great views... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
HampshireBirdman
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Martina Franca, Italy
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The castle, stronghold of the town of Gallipoli, is completely surrounded by the sea. It is located on the eastern part of the “nice town” and it can be already seen at the entrance of the peninsula which surrounds the old part of the town, at the...more
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Piazza Imbriani, 73014, Gallipoli, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standing at the entrance to the old town, can't miss it. Open all year round. Some areas only accessible by stairs. Worth a visit followed by walk around the old town.

Thank philip m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dating back to the Byzantines with additions & renovations over the centuries we found this a photogenic castle & acting as an "entrance" from the new to old towns.

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle, like all others is well located and has some good views of the harbour and across the town.

Thank Nastame
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I visited at sunset. It was very atmospheric and well lit, the audio guide gave useful explanations of the history although was not essential as there was lots of information on the walls. Although the castle has only opened recently and is far from being...More

Thank ksenia g
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This castle has probably undergone a degree of sympathetic restoration. There are some great views from the walls over Gallipoli, the harbour and its surrounding seas. The highlight for our visit was a display of works by Jacob Philipp Hackert from his time spent in...More

1  Thank HampshireBirdman
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Enjoyable couple of hours spent walking around the town along the city walls. Watching fishermen repair nets and admiring the boats.Very relaxing - we went on Monday so quiet quite and not busy at all

1  Thank possumTewkesbury
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

It is not the largest castle I have ever seen, nor one with lots of things to see. There are mostly pictures (from random photographers) and video rooms (quite boring). Having said that the castle is beautiful, nicely kept, amazing rooms. The one room I...More

Thank Claudio S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Gallipoli Castle was renovated so it looks like new. But inside there is not too much to see. The best is the view from the top floor.

1  Thank Piotrul
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This overlooks the harbour and is worth a visit. There is a route laid out with information posters in English that describe the history of the fort and the use of each of the rooms. There were photography and painting exhibits in some rooms and...More

Thank Beverley B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It has a very prominent position in the old town on your left as you cross the bridge and as Castles go it is pretty typical with the entrnace area crammed with tourist type places. It dates back to the 13th and 14th century and...More

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