Purità beach

The inlet of Purità, which takes its name from the homonymous opposite church, gives life to the characteristic beach coasting a 300 m. section of the walls surrounding the old town.

From the walls you can admire one of the most suggestive landscapes in Gallipoli. From here on, Nazario Sauro riviera begins, along which once stood Torre della Purità or of  Ghizzena, destroyed around the end of the last century. Further on, there was Torre di Sant’Agata or delle Saponare, which took its name from the nearby Chapel of the Sicilian Saint and the factories where expert women used to produce soap.

 

Original text – Elio Pindinelli
English translation by Rocco Merenda