Defensive stronghold of the city of Gallipoli, the castle is totally surrounded by the sea.
Located to the east of the “beautiful city”, it has the peculiarity of being visible from the entrance to the peninsula that encloses the ancient town of the city, at the mouth of the seventeenth-century bridge, formerly a drawbridge, which connects the isthmus to the mainland. In ancient times the fortified structure was probably separated from the surrounding area.
Lapped by the sea on all its sides, today it has a quadrangular shape surrounded by four towers in the corners and a fifth, the “Rivellino”, detached from the perimeter and isolated in the waters.
Currently, the Gallipoli Castle has become an open and functioning pole of attraction throughout the year.