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We were able to do full justice to our visit to the Piazza and Cathedral as it was accompanied by torrential rain for an hour! The drainage in the Piazza is not good!! The cathedral is magnificent - not so imposing as some from the...More
Cathedral square Lecce is unique in that it is a closed square. Entry is possible only through one gate. There are many beatiful buildings here: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo), the bell Tower, the Bishop's residence, and the Palace of the Seminary. The...More
Lecce, and the whole Salento region, is a hidden pearl in Italy. Not as well known as other italian places as Toscana or Campania, the place is one of the most beautiful ones in the country. Lecce and the Duomo Square are stunning places to...More
A must see in Lecce, obviously, exellent examples of the local style. Can be crowded in the summer months, but thats Italy for you. Go there in the night, when the ambience comes out even more strongly. Visit the cathedral, by all means!
Cathedral of the Assumption is situated in the centre of Lecce. It has a fairly ornate entrance area and inside it is beautiful with ‘Lecce’ style baroque alters and lots of carvings in the distinctive local stone. Also marble from Naples and gilt with lovely...More
The architecture is incredible, really you have to see this place with your own eyes to fully appreciate its beauty.
We visited both during the day and evening, I advise on doing both. However, the evening is particularly spectacular.
When we were here in October, it felt as if we had the place to ourselves. There's a neat paper-mache place on this piazza. The duomo facade is something to behold, the top statue is Saint Orintius, the bottom left is Saint Fortunato, statue on...More