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Castello di Gallipoli

Piazza Imbriani, 73014, Gallipoli, Italy
+39 0833 262775
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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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Lovely suny walkalong city walls

Enjoyable couple of hours spent walking around the town along the city walls. Watching fishermen... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
possumTewkesbury
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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 entrance of the seventeenth century bridge, in the past a lift bridge, which connects the isthmus to the mainland. The stronghold used to be probably separated by the surrounding land. The castle, completely surrounded by the sea, has nowadays a quadrangular shape with four towers on each corner and a fifth one, called “Rivellino”, separated from the perimeter and alone in the water. Gallipoli Castle has recently become a popular location which is open and working all year round.
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Piazza Imbriani, 73014, Gallipoli, Italy
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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

Thank HampshireBirdman
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

A well renovated castle. Kind of simple - its the castle - thats it... Maybe they should try to go deeper and explain more about everyday life, examples of battles taking place here and maybe try to add more stuff from back in the day......More

Thank Marcus N
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

One of the few "aragonese" style castles in Puglia, which is open to the public (not many of them, although all the seaside cities have one). Nothing special, but worth to see. Although hard to avoid if you are in Gallipoli :)

Thank TF_Laszlo
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Castle. The art work on display was interesting. The video about the Holy Week ceremony was fascinating and quite well done. The castle itself and signage were easy to follow. The views from the top are stunning. I definitely...More

Thank Quest2014
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Wonderful castle to visit with very friendly staff. Toilets in castle are closed. Various displays in Italian and English can be seen underground on the ground first floors and on the roof with good view available. Most interesting to me was the large hemispherical room...More

Thank rodneycs
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