Top 9 Things to do in Galatina, Italy

January 27, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Galatina (Greek: Galatini), known before the unification of Italy as San Pietro in Galatina, is a town and comune in the Province of Lecce in Apulia, southern Italy.
Restaurants in Galatina

1. Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

Piazza Raimonedllo Orsini, 73013, Galatina, Italy +39 0836 568494
Excellent
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5 based on 583 reviews

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

Reviewed By Geoff R - Melbourne, Australia

When you need a break from Baroque of Lecce, come here to Galantino. This Romanesque Cathedral built in the 14 th century is spectacular. The internal walls are covered with amazing frescos. The museum in the adjacent convent is also worth a visit. The town is very attractive and picturesque

2. Centro storico di Galatina

Centro Storico, 73013, Galatina, Italy
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 181 reviews

Centro storico di Galatina

Reviewed By Aussielins - Taree, Australia

We enjoyed walking around this town which is full of medieval churches, winding streets and green parks. Its main attraction is the Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria which has stunning frescoes on its walls and ceilings as well as a selection of paintings from Giotto's school. However, the town also has several shops selling delicious local biscuits and small tarts. We were lucky enough to buy some that were still hot from the oven. They were delicious.

3. Chiesa Madre dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 73013, Galatina, Italy
Excellent
61%
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Chiesa Madre dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

Reviewed By preglad - New York

Gothic masterpiece churches are the cat's meow of southern Italy (most especially Puglia it seems) and Chiesa Madre dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (quite a trio and mouthful) is a fitting name for a structure so chockablock loaded with visual opulence. Combined with the Santa Catarina Basilica, Galatina packs a one two punch of Middle Ages Christian architectural achievement.
Take the time to see both these historic and reverential sites and walk about the lovely town of Galatina for a bit before engaging the nearby pristine and most engaging coastal areas nearby.

4. Chiesa di San Paolo

Corso Garibaldi, Galatina, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 43 reviews

Chiesa di San Paolo

Reviewed By AnnalisaF577 - Mantua, Italy

Leggere la storia del viaggio in incognito di S Paolo è stata una bella sorpresa. Vale la visita solo quello...le origini della Taranta

5. Torre dell'Orologio

Via Vittorio Emanuele, Galatina, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 21 reviews

Torre dell'Orologio

Reviewed By saul g - Tel Aviv, Israel

Lifting your head to look at this beautif Clock Tower , at this corner building , is not a small task but indeed a big must .
Enjoy your tour of Galatina .
(Take a look at the inside of Hotel Palazzo Badi , just 50 meters away , in the direction of Basilica di Santa Caterina di Alessandria) .

6. Lampada senza Luce

Piazza Dante Aligheri, Galatina, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 15 reviews

Lampada senza Luce

Reviewed By Giampaolo1952 - Genoa, Italy

La fontana si trova di fronte al palazzo "Castello Castriota Scanderbeg" sarebbe una normale fontana se non fosse per il fatto che l'opera in gesso fu premiata alla biennale di Venezia del 1928 e quando fu collocata a Galatina dopo essere stata fusa in bronzo fece scaturire polemiche sulla moralità e satira politica
(NB cambiate la foto che non è quella della lampada senza luce)

7. Santi Dimitri Azienda Agricola

Via Guidano | Contrada Santi Dimitri, 73013, Galatina, Italy +39 0836 565866
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Santi Dimitri Azienda Agricola

Santi Dimitri is a family owned wine estate with a tradition dating back to the 17th Century. We also specialize in the production of high quality extra virgin olive oil and gourmet products based on our “sustainable agriculture and low environmental impact” policy. We offer free daily wine tours (guided tastings available on request).

Reviewed By MatesRatesGB - London, United Kingdom

While touring Puglia, we drove from Copertino to Galatina to visit the Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and by chance we saw the gates to Santi Dimitri on the outskirts of Galatina. We drove in through the wonderful olive groves and then suddenly came upon an amazing winery. This part of Italy often bears the evidence of poor planning or a lack of appropriate design. This though is incredible, although modern, it fits perfectly into the ancient landscape despite its significant size.
What they do in here though is alchemy. I think that most people think of Tuscany when it comes to Italian wine but in my opinion, Puglian wines are amazing. Maybe it is down to the climate or the indigenous grape varieties, but whatever the reason, Santi Dimitri wines are absolutely delicious! Some work well with food, some are best to have on their own. I sound like a bit of an authority I know but it’s because we just had to buy some to consume subsequently on our travels. Had there not been such baggage weight restrictions, I would have brought some home too. Mercifully though I hear that Naked wines stock a couple but not the whole range which is annoying. Having said that though, I don’t seem to be able to find it anywhere on their website, which frankly has quite spoilt my day.
Anyway, the wine aside, they also sell wonderfully flavoursome olive oil together with related products such as mandarin infused oil and tapenade. If you are in the area, even if you’re not actually, make the effort because this winery is absolutely brilliant.
We were served by Edoardo who, I believe is the wine maker. He is incredibly friendly, knowledgably and charming. When we came to pay we half expected to have to remortgage our house. Given the time he spent talking us through the different wines as well as the oil too, we knew that we were about to blow our entire holiday budget. Not a bit of it! Given the quality of what is on offer here at Santi Dimitri, the prices are insanely low. There is even a petrol pump type of wine dispenser where the locals line up to fill large containers at discounted prices to take home and entertain the extended family. Oh to be Italian!

8. Teatro Tartaro di Galatina

Corso Principe di Piemonte 19, 73013, Galatina, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 5 reviews

Teatro Tartaro di Galatina

Reviewed By jasmina311 - Doha, Qatar

Great place to take your coffee and to make a good shopping, kindly recommended to all visitors of Galatina.

9. Chiesa della Santissima Trinita' o dei Battenti

Galatina, Italy
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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11%
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4 based on 9 reviews

Chiesa della Santissima Trinita' o dei Battenti

Reviewed By RinoBIROTAteam - Taranto, Italia

NOn è molto grande, eppure attrae per la semplicità dei suoi arredi e la sobrietà della facciata. Consiglio la visita perchè rappresenta il barocco leccese appena fuori dal coro. Dovrebbe avere orari di apertura più ampi

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