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The Basilica and environs are first rate. There are some other nice facades along Victor Emanuelle and some narrow streets. It looks really as though it needs a lot of renovation to older buildings, but not worth a visit other than to the Basilica.
We drove to Galatina from our accommodation at a Masseria in the area looking for some dinner. What a beautiful little town! The historic centre is well-preserved and looked after, and we had a very pleasant couple of hours walking around. We ended up eating...More
There is little to attract anyone to this town besides the Basilica and adjoining cloister and refectory. These alone make a trip well worthwhile. Parking can be somewhat of a lottery and only the Basilica is well signposted.
Like a mini-Lecce. Galatina is a well kept little town with a beautiful old town to walk and get lost in.
Have a decent amount of qualityshops and restaurants.
I stayed the afternoon and evening! Parked my car in the center where there are a...More
After having spent a few days exploring Lecce, we decided to spend the day driving and visiting some of the other cities and towns outside Lecce. Our first stop was the Centro Storico in Galatina. We wanted to visit the Basilica di Santa Caterina di...More
Galatina is a fine town in which to walk around for a bit. Saints Peter and Paul Gothic Church is quite stunning as we took many photos.We unfortunately missed the even more famous Santa Catarina Cathedral in terms of our timing.
What we didn't miss...More
what a pleasure it is to greet everyone as they smile and greet you.We needed help finding something,the people were willing to take you there, no charge ,no problem.....how very gracious! many good places to eat , interesting sights, beautiful churches and museums
Two hours of calm pleasure strolling in the centro storico of (baroque) Galatina .
Late morning , on our way to visit Nardó and Galipoli , we stop here in Galatina .
Starting our tour of the Old City at the main attraction : Basilica...More