All the paintings in the Museum and in the Cathedral are an exemplary reminder of the development of the art of painting in the Terra di Otranto.

The first floor holds paintings portraying the Virgin Mary, Saints or scenes from the Christian life; on the second floor instead are kept several portraits of the Bishops of the Diocese of Gallipoli, some of which were painted after their death. All these painting are an important representation of the history of the Diocese.


June to September

Tuesday to Friday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.00

Saturday and Sunday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.30

Monday closed

October to May

Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30 to 13.00.

Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00

Sundays and public holidays from 16,00 to 19,00

Monday closed.

Book here your guided tour of the museum and of the city of Gallipoli.

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A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head. (Renzo Piano)