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Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce)
Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce)

Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) Tours and Activities

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In a city famous for its gorgeous baroque architecture, the Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) is a standout. With a glorious stone facade decorated with ornately carved animals, gargoyles, flora, and a large rose window, this 17th-century masterpiece is a feast for the eyes and a highlight of Lecce.

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Via Umberto 1, Lecce, Italy, 73100
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Lecce Bike Tour

Lecce Bike Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Lecce on a leisurely bike tour. Pedal through the flat, bike-friendly streets and piazzas with a local guide and visit highlights like the Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, and the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater. Enjoy the fresh air and flexibility of a 2-wheeled tour, and stop often to snap photos, browse local boutiques, and sample regional food and wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.07
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$38.07
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Lecce Rickshaw City Tour

Lecce Rickshaw City Tour

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Immerse yourself in the rich architectural array of Lecce during a private 3-hour rickshaw tour of the charming city. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, greet your guide and climb aboard your comfortable rickshaw. Cruise past historical highlights like the Roman amphitheater; absorb the Baroque beauty of monuments like the Basilica di Santa Croce; and delve into authentic local culture as you stop to sample local specialties in popular eateries. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.49
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$85.49
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Lecce. Journey to discover a charming baroque

Lecce. Journey to discover a charming baroque

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The historic center of Lecce is one of the most interesting in Puglia. The particularity of its Baroque architecture derives from the ability of local artists and architects who, between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, have done something unique thanks to the quality of the tender local stone. Our tour will be a journey through time, from the splendor of the Roman Empire to contemporary Lecce. An elegant and refined city where churches and ancient buildings alternate artisan workshops (especially papier-mache), shops and places where you can taste typical products.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.02
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$45.02
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2-hour private walking tour of Lecce with a local guide
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2-hour private walking tour of Lecce with a local guide

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Known as the “Florence of the South” for its sumptuous baroque architecture, Lecce is one of Puglia’s most important cultural capitals as well as a lively university town with bustling squares and markets. Discover both sides of the city with this guided walking tour that takes in both its magnificent “Barocco Leccese” monuments and its charming warren of historic lanes without the hassle of a map or guide book.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$321.24
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$321.24
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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Lecce

Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Lecce

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We will take a 2-hour tour of the streets and alleys of the historic center, among classical buildings, baroque churches and Roman monuments ...! Lecce is a precious gem, with a clear blue sky and golden palaces, it amazes us with the elaborate facades of the buildings and churches in the Baroque style and with the interiors that explode in a symphony of angels, cherubs, saints and flowers! it is a magical place, where time seems to have stopped!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.50
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$34.50
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Best of Lecce walking tour

Best of Lecce walking tour

Discover the stories of southern Lecce without spending a fortune on guidebooks with this morning tour of the city center. Starting from the iconic Piazza del Duomo, hear the history of this city as told through its buildings. Visit sites from across the ages, from the classical Roman amphitheater to the baroque Basilica di Santa Croce. Don’t get pushed to the back of the group, either: on this small group walking tour, get personalized attention from your guide and answers to all your questions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.41
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Lecce Street food tour and City Sightseeing

Lecce Street food tour and City Sightseeing

First time you visit Lecce and want to know the city and its food specialties? This tour is the perfect solution for you! Stroll into the city center and taste the best known local street food. Your guide will tell you the history related to the main highlights, such as the Basilica of Santa Croce, considered the emblem of Lecce's baroque style, the Cathedral, and the many palaces you will find on the way. From one place to the other, you will stop and delight your palate with the most famous and tasty delicacies of Salento, like the "rustico", a soft puff pastry disc filled with mozzarella, tomato and béchamel; the "frisella", a twice-baked bread roll topped with fresh tomato and olive oil; or the pastry star "pasticciotto", a shortcrust pastry stuffed with custard. You'll also taste other fantastic samples of Salento specialties. Take this tour either at lunch or dinner time, as it is an ideal way to do some sightseeing while having a light meal as you make your way through the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.55
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$122.55
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Lecce Group Tour from Ionian Coast

Lecce Group Tour from Ionian Coast

Explore how very different, friendly and playful Baroque style can be in the honey-colored “Florence of the South”. Visit Lecce, famed city of art and birthplace of the marvelous "barocco Leccese". Besides the mesmerizing virtuously carved fine-grained honey-colored local limestone decorations of the impressing churches, monumental monasteries and renaissance and baroque style noble houses, which made Lecce so famous, the second most important and still kept alive artisanship is papier-mâché art. Discover how local craftsmen express their art in the numerous little papier-mâché "botteghe" in the historical district.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.49
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$59.49

Lecce the Florence of the South from Central Apulia

Lecce the Florence of the South from Central Apulia

Explore how very different, friendly and playful Baroque style can be in the honey-colored “Florence of the South”. Visit Lecce, famed city of art and birthplace of the marvelous  "barocco Leccese". Besides the mesmerizing virtuously carved fine-grained honey-colored local limestone decorations of the impressing churches, monumental monasteries and renaissance and baroque style noble houses, which made Lecce so famous, the second most important and still kept alive artisanship is papier-mâché art. Discover how local craftsmen express their art in the numerous little papier-mâché "botteghe" in the historical district.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$273.65
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$273.65
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Best of Lecce Private Food And Sightseeing tour

Best of Lecce Private Food And Sightseeing tour

Enjoy this 3.5-hour food tasting tour into one of the most enchanting and magic cities of the Southern Italy. Walk through the historic city centre, stopping to sample the traditional cuisine: be impressed by the taste of the rustico, the flavour of local salami, the crunchy bite of tarallini and even more! An amazing walking and tasting food throughout the alleys of breathtaking embroideries of Barocco architecture with an exciting tasting experience of the best local food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.10
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$225.10
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Should I book Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) costs USD 34.50. Guided Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) tours start around USD 34.50 per person.
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