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Walking Tour of Galatina with Pasticciotto Tasting
135 USD
Indulge in an exclusive, personalized excursion to Galatina, a charming town renowned for its stunning Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to sample the delectable pasticciotto, a traditional pastry that originated in this very town.
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Step into the captivating world of art and history on a guided walking tour of Galatina, where the rich legacy of the Orsini del Balzo family comes alive. As you meander through the charming old town, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales of the city's fascinating past. The tour takes you on a journey to discover the city's hidden gems, starting with the breathtaking Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. This architectural masterpiece is a treasure trove of stunning frescoes commissioned by Princess Maria d'Enghien. Marvel at the unique blend of Romanesque, Gothic, Norman, and Byzantine styles that adorn the basilica's walls. Take a stroll through the elegant cloister, adorned with vibrant frescoes, and explore the museum featuring an exquisite arabesque ceiling and a room dedicated to relics and offerings. Next, you'll visit the captivating Church of Saints Peter and Paul and the majestic Orsini Palace, once the opulent residence of the renowned Italian family, the Orsini del Balzo. Take a break from your cultural immersion to indulge in a delightful tasting of traditional pasticciotto, a delectable local pastry cake filled with cream.