Gagliano del Capo (Gaiànu in local language) is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is known for an annual contemporary art festival called Capo d’Arte. It counts 5.271 inhabitants. Gagliano is located at the southern point of Salento Area together with the neighborhoods of Arigliano and San Dana.
The town is located 144 m above seal level and it lies in a valley included between its heights "Monte Tumasi" and "Monticelli." The municipality covers down to the coast and includes the villages of Arigliano, San Dana and Ciolo characterized by high rocky cove and the beauty of some caves of great historical-artistic value. Since october 2006, part of its territory is included in Otranto Coastal Park and in Santa Maria di Leuca and Tricase Forest, established by the Region of Puglia in order to safeguard the east coast of Salento, rich in precious architectural monuments and important species of animals and plants.
OFFICIAL TOWNSHIP WEBSITE: www.comune.gaglianodelcapo.le.it
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Italian
MONEY EXCHANGE: you can change money at the airport of Brindisi
or at bank offices in Gagliano del Capo.
ELECTRICITY SPECIFICATIONS: 220V 50 Hz
TELEPHONE CODE: International country code for Italia: +39
SHOP OPENING HOURS: Most shops are open from 8:00 to 13:00/16:00 to 20:00;
BANK OPENING HOURS: 9:00 – 16:00