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Welcome to Lecce

Home to lavish 17th-century baroque churches and palaces, Lecce has been dubbed the “Florence of the South”. Its historic center stands out for magnificent barocco leccese gems like the Duomo, Santa Croce, and Santa Chiara, as well as traditional artisan stone carving and papier-mâché workshops—both headline tours on foot, by bike, or via rickshaw. The city sits in the heart of Puglia’s Salento peninsula, known for its top-tier cuisine and street food tours, wine tastings, and cooking classes top the list of the most popular things to do.

Top 6 attractions in Lecce

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Lecce Roman Amphitheatre (Anfiteatro Romano di Lecce)

Lecce Roman Amphitheatre (Anfiteatro Romano di Lecce)

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Lecce is known for its 17th-century Baroque beauty, but the city’s history stretches back to the Roman empire. Nowhere is this legacy more evident than in Lecce’s Piazza Sant’Oronzo, where theLecce Roman Amphitheatre (Anfiteatro Romano di Lecce) from the second century BC is still used today for performances.More
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Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce)

Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce)

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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.More
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Porta Napoli

Porta Napoli

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Lecce’s imposing Porta Napoli is a 16th-century triumphal arch that once served as the main entrance into the historic city center. Modelled on triumphal arches from ancient Rome, its neoclassical design is a departure from Lecce’s ornate baroque style and the soaring marble gate is considered one of the city’s architectural treasures.More
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Church of Saint Irene (Chiesa di Sant'Irene)

Church of Saint Irene (Chiesa di Sant'Irene)

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Lecce is home to some of the most magnificent baroque churches in Italy, and the sumptuous Church of Saint Irene (Chiesa di Sant'Irene is one of the city’s architectural gems. Its facade is a masterpiece of 17th-century stonework and, inside, the twin altarpieces facing each other across the transept are equally dazzling.More
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Lecce Cathedral (Duomo di Lecce)

Lecce Cathedral (Duomo di Lecce)

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Lecce is famous for its sumptuous baroque architecture, and the Lecce cathedral (Duomo di Lecce) is one of the most ornate examples. Its magnificently carved and adorned Leccese-stone facade is a 17th-century masterpiece and one of the highlights of this city on Puglia’s Salento peninsula.More
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Faggiano Museum (Museo Faggiano)

Faggiano Museum (Museo Faggiano)

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Lecce’s sumptuous 17th-century baroque architecture immediately catches the eye, but the city has a history that stretches as far back as the Greek empire. Trace its evolution through the millennia at the Museo Faggiano, a private residence now home to an eclectic archaeological museum with excavated artifacts and ruins.More

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