Gallipoli is locatedon the Ionian Coast, on the west coast of the Salentine Peninsula. The town is divided in two parts, the modern area and the historic centre.
The modern area is the most recent part of the town and has been built on a peninsula that lies to the west of the Ionian Sea. Here, all the newest buildings are located, including the glass palace, also known as the Skycraper .
On the other hand, the historic centre is located on a limestone island, linked to the mainland by an arched 17th-century bridge.
St Andrew’s Isle, about a mile from the historic centre, is also a really important site from a historic and naturalistic point of view.