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“Nice for a walk”
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Nardo
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The small center city is car-free. We parked and walked to the central square with several interesting buildings and fountains. It was around 18.00 hours and from all corners elderly people gathered to discuss on their benches. It is very nice to stay there a while and look around while locals do their thing. We left after an hour or so. Nice experience.

Thank Hans Thomas H
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Went to Nardo for a few hour visit from Lecce. The historic Centro is beautiful. The central piazza Antonio Salandra is really visually appealing. It contains the I office, two churches, a fountain to commemorate the birth of Nardo and very elegant buildings .
Just around the corner is the Cathedrale. It belongs to the Middle Ages and contains marvellous frescoes. The 16th century castle is very imposing which now hosts the municipal offices. The great thing about Nardo is that there is a board outside each historical site in both Italian and English. Found a very friendly bar Il Gabbiano for a beer and snack.

Thank Allan B
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We spent quite a bit of time here, the old part of the town is really interesting to wander round. There are some lovely cafe's/bars around and at night it really comes alive in the old square.

Thank diver11_12
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

We stayed in Nardo as we were visiting relations. Nardo is out of the way but certainly not to be missed. Driving is easy to get here but work out where you can park. If you get into the old town the 'streets' are very narrow and a one way system seems to be in operation. You would need a little car. The old part of the town can be visited in half a day. Salandra square is where the tourist office is. This is not open in the afternoon. They are very helpful and speak English. There is a little book you can buy for 5 euros which is called' Smart guide to Nardo'. This will be your guide around teh many churches. The churches are not open at the same time. Mornings are usually better but tourist office can advise. We mangage to see a good number. Salandra Square is one of the most beautiful in southern Italy. A photographer's dream. All lit up at night. Several cafes around the main square.The cathedral is delightful and our other two favourites were church of St Joseph and church of our lady of Mount Carmel. Enjoy!
If you are not driving to Nardo and come by public transport be prepared for entertainment.Nardo has two rail stations. Nardo Central is NOT the main station. This one is out of the town. Nardo Citti is the one you need for the town. You might miss it as it looks like something out of an old western film with grass growing along the tracks. Be assured trains do come along, usually at their own time and pace. Tickets apparently have to be bought in shops as there is no ticket office here. Shops were closed when we travelled so wait for the train. Top Tip if you do not speak Italian is to sit by engine and when driver comes out....say name of where you want to go. You can get to Lecce from here but sometimes you need to change at Novoli. Check on the internet.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful town full of friendly people and nice old buildings. Great base for visiting nearby beaches. Not everyone speaks English, but if that means the tour buses stay away, that's fine with me.

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