Galle being i administrative capital of Southern Province, before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period and is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.
On 26 December 2004, the city was devastated by the massive tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which occurred off the coast of Indonesia a thousand miles away. Thousands were killed in the city alone.
But today the city stands strong as one of the best tourist attractions in the island proving that we Srilankans are resilient.
Galle Dutch Hospital is one of the oldest structures at the Galle Fort now renovated back to its original beauty and has many visitors to the place throughout the year. The place is famous for its visitors locally and internationally as well. The cafe style restaurant in the Dutch Hospital Minute by Tuk Tuk has a unique ambience is a favourite for bloggers and foodies alike. They serve mostly authentic Sri Lankan dishes and are known for their exquisite seafood.
While we were in Galle that day we decided to drop into The pasta factory, The authentic Italian handmade pasta house in Galle, for a brand new edition, Special dessert review edition with a few more dishes.
Amari Galle being quite famous for serving one of the most exclusive gastronomic delights Down South, surprisingly serves the cheapest evening tea experience in Galle For just LKR 1200 per person.
The pasta factory has been in the business for about two years for now serving an authentic Italian cuisine made up from the scratch with genuine, imported Italian indregdients giving the locals the opportunity of trying out the best Italian food here in Srilanka for a great price that does not drill a big hole in the pocket.