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This is a basilica which is a cut above the rest. The interior is simply stunning. Amazing frescoes with not only biblical but other interesting scenes hidden on the walls. Some have been restored but many remain in the original 16th/17th century. Indeed one seems...More
We were travelling in Puglia and I learned about Galatina thanks to a magazine called "Bella Italia". This cathedral is so beautiful, full of frescoes which reminds one of Giotto's Cappella degli Scrovegni" in Padova. Breathtakingly beautiful...I plan to return to Galatina as there are...More
the village around the church is just sad, there is nothing. Works are ongoing, so you can't see the facade and inside the Church you have to pay to switch on the light and a couple of old padrinos are watching at you any step...More
An Italian lady I met said this was a must and I’m so pleased we didn’t miss it. The style is after Giotto and the basilica is covered in colour.
Parking nearby was easy and there is a charming cafe/gift shop opposite.
The outside of...More
An outstanding church with painted frescoes in the walls and ceilings. It is worth putting 2 euros in the box to turn the lights on to see the detail. Scenes from the Bible and also from mythology such as St George and the dragon. There...More
You need to see this on a bright day to best appreciate the vast array of frescoes. Beginning in the nave with the Apocalypse, then Genesis, followed by the Life of Jesus and the life of the patron saint of the Basilica. The ceilings, arches...More