Corso Roma, once Corso XX Settembre, with its length of about one kilometre, is the main axis of the town of Gallipoli. Such it was conceived in the first project by Vincenzo Ferraresi in 1785 and later in Luigi Lamonica’s project in 1858, when the need for urban expansion outside the walls became an urgent need.
Its east-west orientation regulates the chessboard development of the side roads branching off and divides the new town into two halves commonly called sirocco and tramontana (southern and northern winds).
Today it is the place for people’s stroll and young visitors’ ideal destination for shopping, thanks to its shops and bars. During the year it is the setting for numerous events, among which the parade of Gallipoli’s Carnival floats.
translated by: Rocco Merenda
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