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SALENTOTIUM GALLIPOLI BELLISSIMO APPARTAMENTO

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Apartment, close to the sea is located in a residence with swimming pool on the second floor of an elegant building.

the apartment is composed of: 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, living room with kitchenette and a balcony overlooking the sea.The furniture of the appartment is new and elegant.In the appartment can stay 4-5 people.

the apartment is fully furnished(tv, microonde, act) and is suitable for families with children but also couples and friends.

Gallipoli has beautiful sandy beaches that are located 50 meters from the apartment.

the apartment is rented from Saturday to Saturday for a minimum of 7 nights

The price include cost for water/electritcy and gaz.

Towels and linen are provided at a cost of 20 Euros per person per change and the air conditioning is charged at 50 euro per week.This cost are not mandatory but facultative.

Instead, should be paid € 50,00 for final cleaning with the obligation to leave the kitchenette and the bathroom clean or a charge of € 50.00. At your arrival we ask you 250€ as garantee.It will be refound to you at the end of the week.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 17:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach lido piccolo 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: brindisi 100 km, Nearest railway: lecce 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 1, Lounge seats for 1
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Puglia region

La terra del Salento è la zona che si estende più ad est della penisola, visivamente compone il tacco d'Italia, un mondo che, come diceva il grande salentino Carmelo Bene, ruota su se stesso in un vortice senza fine, senza riposo.

Un isolamento durato tanti secoli, che solo ora si va perdendo e ha permesso di conservare intatta la sua natura, incontaminato il suo mare e genuino il suo folclore.

Diverso dalle altre provincie della Puglia per conformazione geografica, tradizioni, gastronomia, dialetto, usi e costumi, tanto che i salentini parlano quasi di Regione Salento ad indicare la diversità della provincia di Lecce rispetto al resto del territorio pugliese.

La terra del Salento comprende tutta la provincia di Lecce e si estende verso nord fino a inglobare parte delle province di Brindisi e Taranto, secondo la “Soglia Messapica” che congiunge Taranto a Ostuni.

Il Salento si trova circondato tra due mari, Mar Adriatico a est e Mar Ionio a ovest, che si toccano nel profondo mare del Capo di Santa Maria di Leuca e vanta le coste tra le più belle del Mediterraneo, che si estendono per una lunghezza di ben 250 Km alternando spiagge dalla sabbia finissima e dorata a rocce alte a frastagliate da far perdere il fiato per la loro rude ed arcaica bellezza.

Il territorio del Salento è un'immensa pianura verdeggiante che si estende fino a perdersi nel mare trasparente e limpido, con leggeri rilievi collinosi a nord nelle zone di Campi Salentina, e che scendono leggeri verso la città di Lecce e verso sud, vicino al Capo di Leuca, dove troviamo il rilievo più alto a 201 metri sopra il livello del mare con la Serra dei Cianci.

Il clima del Salento è mite e temperato, con inverni non troppo rigidi ed estati calde e assolate che rendo ogni momento dell'anno adatto per visitare questa meravigliosa terra.

La provincia di Lecce attualmente comprende ben 97 comuni e 39 frazioni, su un immenso territorio immerso nella vegetazione rigogliosa e ancora segnato in alcune zone dalla natura impervia, dove crescono vigorosi gli alberi di ulivo e i vigneti, orgoglio dei salentini, dove troviamo incantevoli alberi di agrumi, profonde e ombrose pinete vicino al mare, bellissime baie naturali, rigogliosi alberi di fichi d'india, le antiche pagliare di sassi ancora custodite nelle campagne e gli antichissimi muretti di pietre a secco che costeggiano le vie di campagna e attraversano le terre arse dal sole che possiamo avventurarci a percorrere per scoprire sempre nuovi scorci di paesaggi senza tempo.

Nascoste, infatti, tra le bellezze naturali della terra salentina, ci sono le perle del patrimonio artistico e storico del Salento, come i Dolmen, specie di altari con un enorme lastra di pietra orizzontale poggiata su due pilastri verticali infissi nel terreno, i Menhir, pietre monolitiche alte anche due metri, conficcate nel terreno, le Specchie, cumuli di pietre a forma di cono, tre diversi esempi di produzione degli insediamenti preistorici di queste terre, come per esempio le “Centopietre di Patù”, ritenute essere state in epoca remota un tempio pagano o in riva la mare si può ammirare il più grande insieme di arte neolitica europea, le suggestive Grotte di Porto Badisco, e ancora vale la pena visitare la famosa Grotta Romanelli risalente all'Età Paleolitica.

Ancora di grande impatto visivo le tante Torri di Vedetta Costiere che costeggiano il Salento per tutta la sua lunghezza, costruite a partire dal 1500 per difendere la popolazione dagli attacchi dei Turchi e dei pirati.

Particolari del Salento sono anche le case bianche e assolate dei piccoli paesi che raccontano, solo con la loro presenza, un mondo dove il tempo sembra essersi fermato, dove tutto è genuino, naturale e pregno del sapere e delle tradizioni ancora presenti e orgogliosamente persistenti in questi luoghi.

Qui nel Salento tutto è caldo e cordiale come la gente nata in questi luoghi, che accoglie il visitatore coinvolgendolo nell'atmosfera magica dei luoghi e dei riti salentini, facendogli rivivere il rito antico delle sagre di paese, delle feste patronali e raccontando le vecchie storie magiche che fanno ricordare il lontano tempo del tarantismo.

Tanti paesi, tutti diversi tra loro per usanze e cadenze dialettali, che nella zona della Grecia salentina diventano addirittura lingua a parte con il Grico, uniti però per formare un unico organismo vitale e pulsante, fatto di tante piccole identità che ne rappresentano la ricchezza morale e culturale.

English description

Most of us know Puglia only because of its trulli houses and Bari, port for the Greek island ferries. Few venture further south - yet Puglia's lower province, Salento, is pretty special, full of southern Italian ebullience and a heady mix of traditions.

The remains of Greek and Roman temples and pre- historic monuments are scattered all over the dry sierras, popping up amid cactuses, olive groves and tobacco farms.

The coast north of Gallipoli is heavily Arabic in architectural style. In villages around Castrignano dei Greci the dialect is still effectively ancient Greek. At Giurdignano, a prehistoric menhir towers over an underground Byzantine crypt, which is still used today for worship.

But go inland and there are some superb "classical" Italian towns: Lecce, known as the Florence of the South, is replete with Zingarello's baroque carved churches. And there's Gallipoli's old town on its island bridge, Oria, Manduria and Galatina.

Until the recent past, Salento was quite poor and isolated - as you can see in Eduardo Winspeare's movie, Il Miracolo - but is now enjoying a cultural renaissance and celebrating its spicy mix of ancestors and influences.

Add to this some pretty nice beaches, baking sun and a general desire to party to musical styles from pizzica to house, and you can see why the Italians themselves love the place so much.

Festivals

Every town and village has a yearly festa, so in summer there's a choice of several to attend every night. Check listings magazine QuiSalento (online at quisalento.it) or the local bar or tourist office for dates.

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Many involve old religious rites, like the carrying of a Virgin Mary statue around Lecce (August 24-6) or into the sea at Otranto (September 6). Others, like Novoli have bonfires and spectacular fireworks (January 16-17).

Almost all will include the pizzica , a fast and compelling rhythmic dance done to the accompaniment of the tambourine, accordion and violin.

The atmosphere is pulsing, whether it's a modest village festa or the August event in Melpignano, which has international guest stars and attracts audiences of 15,000.

Thousands of lights and torches create a carnival atmosphere. The pizzica band will start playing at 11pm and when the whole shebang gets going, you'd be pushed to match the spacey atmosphere at any nightclub.

This might be explained by pizzica's origins: though once associated with dancing out the poison of a spider-bite, the pizzica actually arrived in Salento from ancient Greece, its function being therapeutic.

Women living hard and restricted lives would dance themselves through the night into a cathartic trance. The next day they would go to be blessed at the chapel of St Paul in Galatina - a pizzica and special mass is still held there every June.

The festa is much more fun when you can pick up a tambourine and join in.

Towns

Salento's capital, Lecce, is a must. As well as the castle, the marvellous churches of Santa Croce and Chiesa del Rosario and the Palazzo Vescovile, there's a market on Mondays and Fridays around the central Piazza St Oronzo with local produce and ceramics and majolica from Grottaglie, the original home of terracotta.

Nearby is Oria, its steep winding streets leading to a massive Gothic castle and battlements. Below, next to a bizarre Renaissance-style gendarmeria, is Caffé Visconti (Piazza Mandfredi 26), a very superior enoteca - wine cellar - built into the old Roman walls. It serves simple food and over 50 local vintages - look out for Salice Salentino, much loved by the cognoscenti; ruby-red, slightly frizzante, but robust and full of fruit.

If you have an appetite, head for Osteria Castelnuovo in Manduria (Via Castorio Sorano 26, closed Tuesdays), one of those priceless local restaurants where cooking and eating are practically sacramental. Taste home-made squid-ink pasta, traditional stews of cavallo (yes, it's horse - no way around that one) and heavenly biscotti and dolci . There is also another good enoteca, nearby at Senatore G Lacaita 16.

Go south again to the peaceful old town of Manduria, huddled around the towering Gothic church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. In its shadow is the ancient chapel of St Paul, another place of blessing for pizzica participators.

Gallipoli is an architectural gem. The old town is on an island, reached by an arched bridge which is flanked by a spectacular Graeco-Roman fountain. Reminiscent of Trieste, Gallipoli's buildings pick up a subtle reflected light from the sea in the sunsets.

In the extreme south, towns get smaller and less visited. Check out Patù, Ugento, and Santa Maria di Leuca at the southern promontory (believed by Julius Caesar to be the last town in the world) and find your own back-street bar, and pleasant oblivion.

Coast

The east coast of Salento is mainly rocky with many old fortifications, while the west is flatter with sandy beaches.

The biggest resort is Otranto on the east coast, a grand fortified town important in Roman times but now dedicated solely to seaside fun. Otranto is much loved by Italians and in July and August it's seething with what must be the biggest and jolliest sea-side passeggiata in Italy.

Down the coast from Otranto is Santa Cesarea Terme, a spa since Roman times. The spa today, open for treatments, is a huge 19th-century Moroccan-style edifice right on the seafront, painted in jaunty shades of blue, raspberry-pink and moss-green.

Below it, on a promontory by the ruined fort, is another of Salento's great summer dance venues. L'Avamposto (free entry) is built each June from bamboo and thatch, Caribbean-style. Sea-breezes blow as you sway the night away to house, Brazilian and local pizzica sounds. The action starts at around midnight and doesn't stop until dawn, with excellent cocktails and mojitos on offer.

South again are marvellous rocky caves and grottoes: Romanelli, Zinzulusa and Rontundella. The sea is clear azure and the area is famous for deep-sea diving.

By contrast, the west side of Salento, from the tip at Santa Maria di Leuca up to Gallipoli and beyond, is a series of small and simple resorts like Torre Pali and Torre Giovanni, with clean white beaches.

These can be overcrowded in the Italian holidays, but are pleasant out of season. They are a safer bet for those with young children, but the east coast has more drama and rocky splendour.

Gallipoli

Gallipoli, la "Perla dello Ionio", è una vivacissima cittadina balneare con un bellissimo

centro storico posto su un'isola! E' la meta perfetta per le vacanze perché concilia il turismo culturale con il bel mare e tanto tanto divertimento.Lunghe spiagge sabbiose alternate con tratti di bassa scogliera per apprezzare un'acqua sempre cristallina e pura. L'ambiente naturalistico è ravvivato dai numerosi stabilimenti balneari che vivacizzano le giornate, soprattutto nei mesi di luglio e agosto, con tanta musica e invitanti aperitivi danzanti. Certamente le località più visitate del Gallipolino sono “Baia Verde” che ormai rappresenta un piccolo borgo abitato quasi esclusivamente da turisti che scelgono questo tratto di costa bassa, sabbiosa e ricca di stabilimenti esclusivi e “Lido Pizzo”, insenatura dalle basse rocce che rassomiglia tanto ad un paradiso tropicale. Gallipoli riesce ad offrire molte attrattive anche nella sua veste by night: la sera gli stabilimenti si trasformano in locali in riva al mare dove bere un cocktail e ballare fino al mattino; le numerose discoteche sparse sul territorio, durante tutta la settimana, attirano migliaia di giovani e meno giovani per serate esclusive e il corso principale ravviva la città con locali e negozi che restano aperti fino a tarda sera. Si consiglia anche una visita del borgo antico, dove il castello angioino e le tante chiesette sono custodi di storia, cultura e tradizioni antiche.

ENGLISH VERSION

“Beautiful city”: that's what Gallipoli means, and the town certainly lives up to its name!

Situated on the west, Ionian coast of Puglia's Salento peninsula, our Gallipoli may not be as famous as its Turkish namesake, site of the disastrous 1st World War battle, but its history is long and varied, its historic centre a delight and the beaches which flank it superb.

The old town centre sits on a tiny island connected to the mainland by a 17th century bridge. It is almost completely surrounded by defensive walls, built mainly in the 14th century.

The east side is dominated by a robust fortress dating back to the 13th century, but largely rebuilt in the 1500s when the town fell under Angevin control.

These fortifications tell us a lot about Gallipoli's history: thanks to its strategic position, it was frequently under siege. Founded, so legend tells us, by Idomeneo from ancient Crete, the town soon became part of Magna Graecia and remained so until Pyrrhus, presumably following one too many disastrous victories, was defeated by the Romans!

After being sacked by hordes of Vandals and Goths, the Byzantines arrived, rebuilding the town much in the form we recognise today. Normans, Angevins and the Bourbons arrived in successive waves until the Unification of Italy in 1861.

The island heart of Gallipoli is home to numerous impressive Baroque churches and aristocratic palazzi, testament to the town's former wealth as a trading port. A labyrinthine weave of narrow streets all eventually lead to the broader sea-front promenade with its wonderful views.

In the summer months cafes, bars and restaurants proliferate onto the pavements making for an extremely pleasant atmosphere, while the beach, La Spiaggia della Purita, is an attraction in its own right. An evening passeggiata (pre-prandial stroll) around the walls, looking out to sea, is a great way to prepare for a fresh fish dinner.

The coastline north and south of Gallipoli is formed by a series of long sandy beaches and transparent waters that have long been attracting sea lovers.

East of town, just a few kilometres in-land is the classical Baroque centre of Alezio, also worth a visit if you're in the area.

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"Amazing stay in beautiful Salento"

I would like to share my very positive experience I had last summer with the above mentioned apartment. The apartment is located very close to the city centre and to amazing beaches. From the balcony of the apartment there is a very nice view on the sea. In the residence there is also a swimming pool. I would recommend this apartment to a family with kids! I hope to come back next year...

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