Gallipoli is located in the province of Lecce on the west coast of Salento.
It is known as the queen of the 'Basso Ionio', mainly because of the fabulous setting of the old city nestled on a small island just off the coast, closed and defended from the elements and much more.
Some say the island was built by the Venetians properly for this purpose, but even the Romans had built a perimeter fortification.
Today, the island is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
The oldest and most venerated holy sanctuaries in Puglia can be found in Salento, right at the heel of Italy. The most venerated of all can be found at the most extreme point of the heel at 'finis terrae' or present day Leuca.
Located in central Lecce, Salento, Puglia, the five star hotel Risorgimento Resort was completely renovated into contemporary design accommodation in 2007.
Together with four dining options, three meeting rooms and in-house Spa, the hotel features a reading room, shopping gallery, boutique and Fitness Club
The guest rooms are divided into 8 typologies; Presidential Suite, Penthouse Suite, Duomo Suite, Garden Suite, Junior Suite, Executive Suite, Deluxe and Superior Rooms.
The striking design element of each is combined with touches from local tradition such as large marble bathrooms and fabrics.
If you want to treat yourself the the Presidential Suite is named after Lecce-born tenor Tito Schipa, who loved to stay in original Risorgimento Hotel when he was in town.
'Il Salento' is the peninsular better known as the heel of Italy. It comprises the provinces of Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto and has history by the bucket, as well as 80% of Puglia's 829 kilometers of coastline.
It once extended over a bigger territory, stretching as far as Matera in Basilicata. Called 'Terre d'Otranto' the Greek towns of Otranto, Nardò, Galatina and Gallipoli dominated the thousands of small villages by the sea and those dispersed in the interior.