Galatone was an important centre during the Middle Ages when Greek language was still spoken and byzantine rites were celebrated.
The most interesting attraction of Galatone is the Baroque style Sanctuary Del Crocifisso della Pieta', built between 1696 to 1710. Its richly decorated facade is divided in three levels. Inside there is a nicely decorated ceiling and a frescoed cupola.
The castle of Galatone, located just in front of the Sanctuary, was built in the XVI century and is the residence of the Pignatelli-Bellimonte family.
Among other interesting Baroque churches in Galatone the Maggiore Church, built in the XVI century, Dei Domenicani Church, built in the XVII century, and the Chapel of San Peter.
Galatone tourist information
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Towns in Puglia