Walking Tour of Galatina with Pasticciotto Tasting
Enjoy a wonderful private tour of Galatina, known for the beautiful Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Taste a traditional pasticciotto in the town where it was first created.
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Unveil the artistic splendor that began in the 14th century with the Orsini del Balzo family during this walking tour of Galatina. Wander about the beautiful old town and hear tales of the city from your experienced guide.
The tour will lead you past city jewels, starting with the Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, a treasure chest that houses magnificent frescoes commissioned by Princess Maria d'Enghien. View the composites of architectural styles in the Basilica, from Romanesque to Gothic, from Norman to Byzantine. Admire the elegant cloister with its frescoes, the museum with an arabesque ceiling and a room dedicated to relics and offerings.
Next, visit the Church of Saints Peter and Paul and the Orsini Palace, once a home to the famous Italian family of Orsini del Balzo. During your tour you will break for a delicious tasting of typical pasticciotto, a traditional local cake made with pastry and cream.