Rent a berth at Gallipoli, Bleu Salento

Gallipoli is an essential destination for those who love the Italian south and the beautiful seacoasts. Leaning across the Ionian Sea, the town in the province of Lecce, is located along the west coast of the Salento peninsula, and is divided into two parts: the village (new city) and the historic center. It has been the seat of the bishop from the sixth century, and from 2015 is the president of the historical cities of the Mediterranean.

Located in the heart of the commercial port of Gallipoli, at the foot of the beautiful old town, the Marina Bleu Salento offers much more than many ports on the coast of Salento, giving the boat owner the beauty of a unique landscape, enjoyable in a refined and relaxing setting thanks to the professionalism and high quality services of the staff. With its 160 berths, all supplied with fresh water, electricity, satellite and digital terrestrial TV, the Marina Bleu Salento offers the possibility of an optimal landing place and at the same time, the security of a comprehensive choice at a high level. The large amount of space on land is also equipped so as to ensure maximum comfort and meet all the needs of boaters.

Gallipoli will surprise not only for its natural beauty, but also for the charm of its architecture: stop the boat for a stroll will take you back in time, to the 1600s, when the Ionian city spread the Baroque style, today witnessed by the presence of numerous religious and civil buildings. You will notice floral decorations and  exaggerated, extravagant and excessive, expression of the so-called Baroque Leccese, for which reason Gallipoli has been included in the “Tentative Lists” waiting to be recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

But since its inception Gallipoli was “marked”: the name of the town derives from Kale polis, given by Greek colonists from Greece, the significance of which is the city beautiful.

Choosing Gallipoli also means taking a journey through the cuisine of the place, very different from the traditional cuisine of Salento. The local cuisine is composed mostly of foods derived from the earth, the kitchen of Gallipoli, on the other hand, offers many dishes based on fish.  Some of the most traditional dishes from Gallipoli are the “Scapece”, a very typical dish eaten during the holiday village, consisting of fried fish, bread crumbs and saffron and “lu purpu pignata” or octopus boiled in water, cooked in a earthenware pot, appropriately called “piñata.”

Are you curious to visit Gallipoli? The marina is ready to ensure you a pleasant stay in any season of the year: click here to reserve your berth and start planning your next trip.

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