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Best things to do in Galatina

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“On the outer edges of Galatina's historic centre, the Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria is a treasure chest of art boasting magnificent frescoes and a range of architectural styles, from Romanesque to Gothic, Norman to Byzantine. The splendid Romanesque façade is enriched by a finely decorated portal and a rose window that seems embroidered into the stone. Inside, the basilica's Gothic heart is entirely covered by 15th-century frescoes cycles comparable to those in Assisi. The Basilica's great iconographic highlight are its angel musicians, which provide a complete visual encyclopedia of medieval musical instruments, the oldest one in Europe. ”
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Bar
“A classic, and still making the best pasticciotti after inventing this delicious pastry nearly 300 years ago. Located across the street from the palazzo and about 50 metres toward the main piazza, it easily becomes a dangerous habit to sample the best pasticciotti in the world, and more.”
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Church
“La Basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria è uno scrigno d’arte che custodisce magnifici affreschi e fonde più stili architettonici, dal romanico al gotico, dal normanno al bizantino.”
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Establishment
“This restaurant is one of the largest and most accessible in the historic centre. There is a focus on seafood, a great selection of wines, fantastic service, and there are gluten free options. Just 1 minute from the palazzo and in warmer months all of the seating is outside on the roof terrace.”
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Place of Worship
“ E' il Duomo di Galatina ed è dedicato ai Santi Pietro e Paolo. Presenta facciata in stile tardo-barocco. All'interno è conservato il masso su cui riposò l'apostolo Pietro durante il viaggio dalla Palestina a Roma.”
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City
“Beautiful Old Town. Don't miss: -The late Romanesque church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, built in 1390 by Raimondello del Balzo Orsini, count of Soleto, with a fine portal and rose window. The interior contains frescoes by Francesco d'Arezzo (1435). The apse contains the fine mausoleum of the son of the founder, a canopy supported by four columns, with his statue beneath it. -The Baroque church of St. Peter (also known as Mother Church), rebuilt from 1633 on a previous Greek-rite edifice. -The Pupa, a fountain in local limestone -In the neighbourhood is the small church of St. Paul. It houses a pump which, according to tradition, was able to heal people bitten by poisonous tarantulas (those bitten are called tarantati or pizzicati in the local dialect).”
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Italian Restaurant
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Church
“Con la Sua imponente facciata, una delle più grandi del Salento, esempio tipico di Barocco Leccese”
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Pizza Place
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“Più che un ristorante, è un luogo dove si possono gustare ottimi rustici, calzoni e pizze al taglio. Ideale per una cena veloce.”
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Restaurant
“Wine restaurant, dove poter gustare piatti golosi, ottima la carne servita con contorni sfiziosi. Vasta scelta di vini tipici”
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Grocery or Supermarket
Bakery
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