Walking Tour Galatina, Outstanding, Mind-blowing Giottesque Frescoes In Puglia - Lecce

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Meeting point with the guide at 10 am (on specific request we can modify the start time) , From 12:30 am to 4 pm the Basilica is closed
  • Departure Details :
    Meeting point with the guide: Piazzetta Orsini square (in front Basilica Santa Caterina d'Alessandria) , GPS coordinates: 40.172678, 18.171985

Overview

Highlights: Discover the Basilica of Santa Caterina, a treasury in the very heart of Galatina Walk in the streets of the historic center, a Jewel of Salento Compact , calm and beautiful  town

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Located 20 km south of Lecce, Galatina unveils an artistic splendor started in the fourteenth century with the Orsini del Balzo family. The tour will lead to the discovery of real jewels, starting with the Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, a treasure chest that houses magnificent frescoes commissioned by Princess Maria d'Enghien who in the fifteenth century called the best artists of Naples to realize valuable painting cycles comparable to those of Assisi.

The Basilica blends more architectural styles, from Romanesque to Gothic, from Norman to Byzantine and also includes an elegant cloister with eighteenth-century frescoes, the museum with an arabesque ceiling and a room dedicated to relics and votive offerings.
After admiring the Basilica, the tour continues with the church of Saints Peter and Paul, the Orsini palace and the pretty old town.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide