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What to do in Gallipoli | Exploring the old village and the coast


Gallipoli village in Apulia region southern Italy
Gallipoli village, view from Bellavista hotel room

WHERE IS GALLIPOLI IN ITALY?

Gallipoli is an ancient fishing village located in Salento, an area of the Apulia region characterized by the Mediterranean climate.

Its origins are millennial, its name comes from the ancient Greek Language (kalè polis) which means "beautiful city".  

Gallipoli is a fortified city, its castle currently hosts exhibitions of various kinds. You access the old village through a bridge built with blocks of Carparo, a local tufa stone.


WHAT TO DO IN GALLIPOLI?

The village of Gallipoli is one of the most stunning places in Puglia where you can get lost in the alleys, on foot or by bike, among ancient buildings, churches, workshops of artisans and inns where you can taste the typical dishes based on fish, provided by local fishermen whose market is the heart of the city.

Among the local food specialties are “purple shrimp” and a poor fish dish called "Scapece".


The scapece fish dish a speciality of Gallipoli village of Apulia region, southern Italy
The Scapece, a fish dish speciality of Gallipoli


GUIDED TOURS IN GALLIPOLI

Our company knows the territory very well and collaborates with authorized and specialized guides. If you are planning a trip to Gallipoli you could plan one of our tours, Italians approved.


BIKE TOURS

Puglia is one of the most fascinating Italian regions where you can enjoy cycling, flat roads and breathtaking landscapes.

With our experience we want to offer our customers the opportunity to enjoy cycling in Apulia region, riding as a member of the local cycling clubs.

Short description of our bike tour in Gallipoli area: after taking a slow bike tour along the scenic island perimeter road and have visited the “Purity Beach” we continue the cycling activity to Leuca where reach the lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view at sunset.


The purity beach in Gallipoli village, Apulia region Southern Italy
The Purity Beach in Gallipoli

Cycling in Gallipoli village of Apulia region, Southern Italy
Cycling in Gallipoli

EMOTIONAL WALKING TOURS

Among the most exciting tours offered by our company in the village of Gallipoli there is a guided visit to one of the 35 underground oil mills.

From the sixteenth century the village of Gallipoli became the most important place of Europe for the production and exportation of lamp oil, so that at the London Stock Exchange the price of the oil was established on the basis of Gallipoli quotations.


Guided tour, visit at the underground oil mills in Gallipoli, Apulia region Southern Italy
Guided visit at the underground oil mills in Gallipoli

Some other things to do in the ancient center of Gallipoli are: a visit to the castle of the ancient city, visit the numerous churches (including the Chair of Sant'Agata and the Church of Purity), meet old craftsmen creators of fishing pots made of rush, the ancient port with fishermen working on their nets, its Greek fountain, and a visit to the fish market where you can taste an aperitif with tasting of fish products.

Our company can provide customized guided experiences based on the interests and customer’s time availability. Feel free to contact us to receive more information about. 


old craftsmen creators of fishing pots made of rush in Gallipoli village of Apulia region, southern Italy
Old craftsman creators of fishing pots made of rush

Fisherman works at his net in Gallipoli village of Apulia region, southern Italy
Fisherman works at the his net

Greek fountain in Gallipoli village of Apulia region, Southern Italy
Greek fountain in Gallipoli


WHERE TO SLEEP IN GALLIPOLI?

There are many hotels and accommodations in the Gallipoli area but for direct experience we suggest for your stay to check the Bellavista Club Hotel from whose rooms you can enjoy a panoramic view of the historic center of Gallipoli, overlooking the sea.



Bellavista Club hotel suite room in Gallipoli
Bellavista Club Hotel suite room in Gallipoli


HOW I CAN RESERVE A TOUR IN GALLIPOLI?

To close a reservation or simply to know more about our tours and relative rates please contact us sending an email message to booking@velocerental.com


WHERE TO RENT A BIKE IN GALLIPOLI REGION?

Do you need just a quality carbon road bike or ebike to enjoy self cycling experience in Gallipoli region? 

Veloce provides quality bike rental services with delivery and collection at accommodations, feel free to contact us to receive a fast bike hire quote.


NEED INSPIRATION FOR YOUR STAY IN SALENTO? 

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What to do in Marsala | The way of salt guided bike tour

What to do in Marsala guided bike tours on salt flats
Marsala's salt flats windmills

Where are the salt flats of Marsala in Sicily located?

The Marsala's salt pans are located in the western coast of Sicily and in particular on the road that leads from Trapani to Marsala where is located the Natural Reserve Orientata Islands of the Stagnone in which the salt pans of Marsala are included.
The lagoon of the Stagnone has become over the centuries a suitable environment for the production of sea salt, these salt pans produce over ten thousand tons of sea salt each year, the production cycle begins at the end of March and ends in July.

where to enjoy stunning sunsets in Sicily
Stunning sunsets at Marsala salt pans

What to do in Marsala? 

One of most emotional experience we suggest is to explore by bicycle the Marsala's salt pans, visit the windmills at stunning sunset and to enjoy wine tasting at local cellars. 
All these activities are included in our guided tours, suitable for everyone. 

Our guided cycling tour is born from the complete knowledge of the territory, our customers are accompanied by authorized and specialized guides and can include in the price the transfer from/to Marsala, Trapani and Palermo areas.


Veloce guided bike tours on Sicilian salt region

After the transfer by minivan, the guided bike tour starts from Marsala village from where we leave by bicycle to reach the most stunning coastline places.

With our guides you enjoy cycling on the salt pans area visiting the characteristic windmills, wonder of industrial archaeology, and the charming beaches of the Stagnone, up to the pier for the Motya island where to stop at ancient archaeological finds dating back to the Phoenician era and/or visit the Ettore Infersa Museum of Salt. In Motya island our customers use to enjoy by self their lunch time. 

The tour end with a visit to Cantine Pellegrino, a local wine producer where enjoy the tasting of two exclusive local wines. 

This lagoon hosts one of the most evocative sunsets of Sicily, the best moment to enjoy the characteristic lifestyle of this beautiful place by tasting an aperitif in the inn located on the edge of the salt pans.


cycling in Marsala Trapani carbon road bike rental
One of our customers enjoy cycling in Marsala with Veloce

How I can reserve the "way of salt" bicycle tour? 

To close a reservation or simply to know more about our tours and relative rates please contact us sending an email message to booking@velocerental.com


Where to rent a bike in Marsala and Trapani regions? 

Do you need just a quality carbon road bike or ebike to enjoy self cycling experience in Marsala and Trapani regions? 

Veloce provides quality bike rental services with delivery and collection at accommodations, feel free to contact us to receive a fast bike hire quote.

Cycling Tuscany | Carbon road bike and ebike rental in Sarteano, Siena

Our quality road bikes delivered at real estate property in Sarteano

Cycling in Tuscany

Carbon road bike and e-bike rental in Sarteano

In this post we would share with our readers a photo shot in occasion of the delivery of carbon road bikes, hybrid bikes and ebikes provided for rent with delivery at real estate property in Sarteano, a small municipality in province of Siena, Tuscany

Sarteano is located between Florence and Sienna, between Val d'orcia and Val di Chiana and borders the following municipalities: San Casciano dei Bagni, Radicofani, Pienza, Chiusi, Chianciano Terme and Cetona

A great place in the heart of Tuscany where to enjoy cycling, very suggested. 

Information and bike rental quote requests to booking@velocerental.com 


Carbon road bike in Riomaggiore - Cinque Terre | Unesco World Heritage Site in Liguria, Italy

 cycling cinque terre carbon road bike rental in riomaggiore


cycling cinque terre carbon road bike rental in riomaggiore

Cycling Cinque Terre

Carbon road bike rental in Riomaggiore

Unesco World Heritage Site in Liguria, Italy 

Cinque Terre is one of most stunning places of Italy where to enjoy cycling. In this post we would share some photos forwarded by our customers showing our quality carbon road bike rental on the road to Riomaggiore.  

Information and bike rental quote requests to booking@velocerental.com 


Cycling in Tuscany | Carbon road bike rental in Cortona


cycling tuscany carbon road bike rental in cortona
with our customers in Cortona, Tuscany

Cycling in Tuscany

Carbon road bike rental in Cortona

Cortona is one of most beautiful places of Tuscany where to enjoy cycling, great landscapes, food, wine and walking tours in the old town.

In the photo we are with our customers who enjoyed our quality bike rental delivered at Villa Ugo, a great location in Cortona hills. 

The owner, Ugo Sabatini, is a producer of Italian top quality London Dry Gin distilled with homegrown Tuscan botanicals, the Sabatini Gin you can buy at the Squisito startup Italian company

Cortona is the hometown and residence of Lorenzo Cherubini - Jovanotti, a singer-songwriter very famous in Italy.

Information and bike rental quote requests to booking@velocerental.com


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