Many of you now probably expect Cinque Terre, Capri or Amalfi, but sorry to disappoint, the most beautiful and rarely mentioned place to sail to is Gallipoli. Gallipoli has been named the most beautiful beach by trip advisor in 2019, yet rarely people think about sailing there. As beautiful the beach and water are from the land, it will never compare to the beauty you see from the sea. The watercolor changes from all shades from dark blue to turquoise ending into transparent once you reach the shore.
When we sailed there we just wanted to stop over from a long leg but ended anchoring here 3 nights. If you go on land you will find Punta Proscuitto, a small cliff filled with Italians enjoying “la Bella vita”. We just loved how they placed the sunbeams on the cliffs and what more do you need then a well-made cocktail to enjoy all of this.
If you need more city life, sail over to the old city. A beautiful town surrounded by old town walls which hide many good restaurants and shops to fulfill every of your pleasure. We actually cruised in with the dinghy and docked our dinghy to the restaurant’s private dock. How cool is that? Gallipoli definitely made us feel like in a movie and we can not wait to sail back there.