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Comprehensive old town in barocce architecture style with beautiful villas, houses, churches and places. About 20 churches and a lot of coffee's, bars and restaurants with tasty food and wine. Roman Amphie Theater in the old City Center.
No wonder this is referred to as the Florence of the south!
We visited Taranto yesterday and wished we had missed that and spent 2 days in Lecce instead.
So much to see, safe and not too many tourists but still plenty to buy!
Lecce is a lovely, relatively small city. The historic area is walkable--filled with shops, places to eat, and of course, churches. Be sure to look at the ruins in the middle of the town--very interesting. . The historic area is pedestrian only, so if you...More
Cross section of Lecce's history, historic centre has many thing on offer. Baroque churches with their opulent decorations, the Roman Amphitheatre, The castle of Charles V is the main defensive fortification, and more. Just tuck in ...
I recently spent two weeks in this city on the southern tip of Italy. I had no idea this place existed, but was so pleasantly surprised at the architecture and history of this city . It is not on the beaten path of the average...More
I loved Lecce, so much to see, so many great restaurants, shops with original artwork and the people. It's a beautiful place, but I would be cutting it short to tell you we drove around crazy, little, Lecce roads for at least an hour to...More
Arrived late at night in pouring rain. The city gradually revealed its beauty (rundown in places) during the week we stayed here. Enjoyed some excellent food here. Used Lecce as a base to visit other towns in Salento.
The whole centro is an architectural delight. Each turn brings up little interesting details. The centre is easily walkable, but there is plenty of things to do and see to keep you happy for several days.
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You can spend easily a week in Puglia. It is not dissimilar from Sicily, although there is less arabic influence and more greek and norman. Lecce is probably the most charming of the "big" towns but it is far from the sea... More
You can spend easily a week in Puglia. It is not dissimilar from Sicily, although there is less arabic influence and more greek and norman. Lecce is probably the most charming of the "big" towns but it is far from the sea and the beaches. Lovely little towns are Ostumi, Martinafranca, Otranto, Gallipoli and, not to miss, Matera (not in Puglia but a short drive from Lecce). The food is wonderful, with plenty of vegetarian offering (the national dishes orecchiette con rape".