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Events in Gallipoli, Parabita, Nardò, Galatone


Gallipoli, Puglia


Maratona dello Ionio

The Marathon of the Ionian Sea is usually attended by a thousand athletes from all over Italy. Most of them come here in preparation for the Rome Marathon. Route is inside the old town of Gallipoli.

When: Usually beginning of February
Where: Gallipoli historic centre


Holy Week

A series of robed processions following the statues of the Madonna and Jesus through the streets of town.

When: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday
Where: Gallipoli historic centre


Festival of the "Scapece"

Scapece is a delicious dish of the Salento made with fish cooked with saffron and bread crumbs. During this feast you can have a taste in different places of the town.

When: Usually towards the end of July
Where: Gallipoli historic centre

Festival of Saint Cristina

A rowing regatta with music and stands to celebrate the town's Patron Saint.

Where: Via Santa Cristina, Gallipoli, Puglia
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Parabita, Puglia


Festa di SS Maria della Coltura in Parabita

A series of interesting musical events in the streets of the town.

Where: Via Luigi Ferrari, Parabita, Puglia


Nardò, Puglia


Festival Dèco

Promotion of the private architectural heritage of Nardò, Galatone, Sannicola and Alezio. Participation is free but booking is required.
From details go to: www.salentofestivaldeco.it

When: Usually second week of May
Where: Nardò historic centre


Festival of the patron saint Caterina

Solemn celebrations in honor of the patron saint Santa Caterina di Nardò. Procession, music concerts and fireworks.

Where: Piazza Salandra, Nardò, Puglia


Open churches

The initiative is designed to give extra access outside times of mass celebrations to historical/artistic, cultural and religious sites.

When: From July to September
Where: Nardò historic centre

Other interesting things you can do in Nardò

Visit the Church of San Domenico

The Church of San Domenico was built in the XVI century. Its facade is in Baroque style with an outstanding carved lower level and a beautiful portal.


Galatone, Puglia


Festival of Saint Sebastiano

Patronal saint festival with illuminations, band concerts and fireworks.

Where: Via Chiesa, Galatone, Puglia


Santissimo Crocifisso

Solemn celebrations in honour of SS. Crucifix of Mercy with a procession, streets lights, band concerts and fireworks.

Where: Via Chiesa, Galatone, Puglia


Festival of Sant'Anna

Religious festival with illuminations.

Where: Via Chiesa, Galatone, Puglia


Madonna della Grazia

Religious festival with illuminations and band concerts, a procession and the festival of loaf and wine.

Where: Galatone, Puglia

Santissimi Medici

Religious festival with illuminations and fireworks, a procession and festival of typical dishes of the area.

Where: Galatone, Puglia

Other things you can do in Galatone

Visit 'Del Crocifisso della Pieta' Sanctuary

the 'Del Crocifisso della Pieta' Sanctuary is a Baroque church built between 1696 and 1710. It has a richly decorated facade on three levels and an interior surmounted by magnificent panelled ceilings and a large frescoed cupola.


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Gallipoli info office

Piazza Imbriani, 10
+39 0833 262529

Parabita info office

Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 21
+39 329 6127054

Nardò info office

Via Marsala
+39 0833 577868

Galatone info office

Piazza Del Santissimo Crocefisso, 4
+39 0833 861316


Events in Puglia