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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

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. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Church
“A must-see if you like byzantine frescoes. This church has many and all well preserved, your head will spin. Go there with some change as they only light the walls if you put 2 Euros in the slot. Also, in the main corso, they have great gelato. One more thing to do in Galatina: if you are there on June 29th, go at night to the church of San Paolo and enjoy “Pizzica”, the captivating popular dance of Salento.”
  • 14 locals recommend
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.”
  • 14 locals recommend
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.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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).”
  • 37 locals recommend
Church
“Con la Sua imponente facciata, una delle più grandi del Salento, esempio tipico di Barocco Leccese”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Wine restaurant, dove poter gustare piatti golosi, ottima la carne servita con contorni sfiziosi. Vasta scelta di vini tipici”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends