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Via Regina Isabella 9, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

It is in central Lecce and has the symbol of the wolf over the door. It is a beautiful church in a town full of beautiful churches. English tours are available.

Thank Hitcher84
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The Church of St. Irene was built by the project of Francesco Grimaldi, from 1591 to 1639. The Church was built traditionally in the form of a Latin cross. The Church is famous for the fact that the plebiscite for the entry of Lecce into...More

1  Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It is a chararch of Teatinian Order with abbay in Barocco Luccese style. Infortunately taking pictures inside is prohibited.

Thank libius2018
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Yet another example of why Lecce is the crowning glory of the Baroque in Italy, the Church of Saint Irene presents a solid front to a beautiful interior.

Thank Panajody
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Beautiful church inside with lovely ceiling and paintings still an active church and much visited by locals and tourists. Built in to a design by Theatine Francesco Grimaldi and finished in 1639. There are many good paintings including one by Tiso 'Transport of the Ark'...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a functioning, local church, more intended for parishioners than tourists. There is some interesting history and several nice paintings.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 9 April 2018

There are a lot of stories about St. Irene who was martyred around the turn of the 1st century. Somehow, though, she ended up as the patron saint of Lecce and reigned as such until 1656 when Bishop Oronzo saved the city from the plague....More

1  Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Although Saint Irene was the patron saint of Lecce, the male powers in control decided a male saint should replace a female saint. Thus, Saint Oronzo was chosen to replace Saint Irene who had a Roman town connection.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

A couple of lovely, carved baroque side chapels make it worth looking inside. The outside doesn't shout 'come in' especially as there are so many baroque churches around in Lecce.

Thank LMK63
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Another nice church and not far from Duomo. Baroque style , white and gold.nice painting.just stroll in the city and enter all the monuments and churches they all worth it .

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