The city of Gallipoli, also known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea from the name of the wonderful sea onto which it juts out, is divided into two parts, the village, more modern, and the historic centre, rich in art and culture.
The historic center of Gallipoli is characterized by its narrow and winding streets, full of churches and ancient historic buildings, civil and military, belonging to different cultural eras.

A bastion wall surrounds the entire historic center. It was built after the bloody extermination of Otranto by the Turks, which occurred in 1480. It had the task of protecting and defending the city from enemy attacks and invasions. Only the lower part of the wall has resisted over the years. A suggestive panoramic road develops around the small island where the historic center of Gallipoli is located, the Riviera, which allows you to skirt the ancient part while walking and admiring breathtaking views and unforgettable scenery.