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Centro Storico, Lecce

piazza Oronzo, piazza del Duomo, via Umberto I, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Small, lovely and under construction

Lecce’s center is small, charming but with a lot of overdue maintenance. The piazza di duomo is... read more

Reviewed today
Hans Thomas H
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very preserved

in the middle of lecce, centro storico shows its charm with two piazza and many shops, bars and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“centro storico” (26 reviews)
“old town” (30 reviews)
“historic center” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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piazza Oronzo, piazza del Duomo, via Umberto I, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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"centro storico"
in 26 reviews
"old town"
in 30 reviews
"historic center"
in 20 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 23 reviews
"winding streets"
in 9 reviews
"university town"
in 6 reviews
"baroque buildings"
in 13 reviews
"roman amphitheater"
in 14 reviews
"young people"
in 6 reviews
"every corner"
in 9 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"italian cities"
in 5 reviews
"central square"
in 7 reviews
"piazza duomo"
in 5 reviews
"tourist office"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 5 reviews
"gelato"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lecce’s center is small, charming but with a lot of overdue maintenance. The piazza di duomo is fully restored, 300m down the road where we stay the are working on the roads. The landlady explained that they removed the asphalt, cleaned the original stone (500-1000...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

in the middle of lecce, centro storico shows its charm with two piazza and many shops, bars and cafes around.

Thank bornin1971
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Reviewed 1 week ago

simply wow...i have enjoyed this view of the old city center tasting a local Amazing "pasticciotto"... fantastic

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the historic center of Lecce are many Baroque churches. There is also the Roman amphitheater and the St. Oronzo column. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops. At night the populace comes out for their evening walk around this very attractive center.

Thank Mmarymomm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The one should just come an stroll the streets of Lecce. It worths more than any . description. There's an ancient 'via francigena' (the pellegrine road) leading from the Porta Napoli entrance to the magnificent Cathedrale Square (Piazza Duomo). And all the way the one...More

Thank Vera V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful passeiggata! The main strip is easily navigated. Over 20 beautiful churches to discover. The 'portas ' are very nice too. Piazza Duomo is stunning. Great food scene. 4 nights was perfect for us.

Thank straightboy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy visit and good photos. Only need a few minutes there, but worth a visit. Not sure if they do group / private tours.

Thank Murray W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lecce is a beautiful baroque city. The buildings have beautiful stone carvings and exceptional masonry. If you are here make sure you see the duomo - it's an amazing piazza and not far there's also the beautiful Santa Croce. We were actually staying in the...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

very beautiful city centre, but not worth visiting on purpose. Lecce is quite expensive comparing to smaller but lovelier Puglia towns. I would recommend visiting only if you are passing by

Thank UgneRing
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This place is a must-see in Lecce. Roman ruins in the middle of the town. Preserved and beautiful. Easy access to site. You see perfectly the galleries and the structure of access to the ancient seatings for the audience in the Roman theater.

Thank UViana
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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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19 October 2016|
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Response from gijs huib M | Reviewed this property |
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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