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Lecce - Barocce town of Puglia

Comprehensive old town in barocce architecture style with beautiful villas, houses, churches and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Roland K
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No wonder this is referred to as the Florence of the south! We visited Taranto yesterday and wished... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin E
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piazza Oronzo, piazza del Duomo, via Umberto I, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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!

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Virgina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 ...

Thank Beata Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautyful baroque town in Puglia district in southen Italy. A visit in the old town there are many things to see. And good restaurants.

Thank Bo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is situated in a square and looks a bit out of place. It isn't very large but is worth a visit if you are in Lecce.

Thank angelaofcastleton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Texgran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Steveage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank CjDIreland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank John G
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Chris A
10 April 2017|
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Response from marcopolo111 | Reviewed this property |
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
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Outside the old city walls there is parking space. Some of it is free. But beware. It can be very busy
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