Discover Lecce, a treasured city. It’s often referred to as being the “Florence of South of Italy” because it encompasses a considerable amount of architectural monuments built in the Baroque style. You will also get the chance to taste some delicious, traditional dishes.
Admire Lecce, which is recognized as an appealing city, attracting numerous tourists yearly. It’s encircled by picturesque countryside landscapes, featured by bright green olive terraces, turquoise water, and white beaches. Lecce is impregnated with centuries of history.
The 17th century was a time of increased prosperity in Lecce, which contributed to its development. Thereupon, numerous churches and palaces were constructed in the fashionable and lush Baroque style – the extravagant decorations and intricate facades account for the charm of the city. The local style is referred to as Barocco Leccese.
On our group tour, you’ll be able to appreciate the imposing ruins of the Roman amphitheater and theater, as well as visit the Basilica of Santa Croce, and Piazza Sant’Oronzo.
Given the far-reaching history of the place, it comes as no surprise that the historic center is enchanting. On this tour, you’ll be able to walk along the narrow, crowded streets and appreciate the monumental buildings that are decorated with extraordinary details. Lecce’s architecture stands as a treasured attraction of the town.
We’ll begin our group tour by visiting Porta Napoli, which is recognized as the stunning, monumental entrance of this treasurable city. Basilica di Santa Croce – the Church of the Holy Cross – is a remarkable monument of the Baroque architecture. Its richly decorated façade is featured by grotesque figures, animals, vegetables, as well as a rose window, which appears to be unfinished. Piazza Sant’Oronzo is the core of the town, being a large town square, combining the modern and the ancient, in a unique, authentic combination that is equally shocking and remarkable. The Roman Amphitheater remains unparalleled in majesty, and won’t skip your attention.
By the end of our group tour, we’ll visit the impressive Piazza del Duomo, which is, undoubtedly, one of the most stunning squares in all Italy. Between appreciating the pervasive history of the place, its astounding architecture, and authentic culture, it’s inevitable not to delve into the local flavor of the town. Tasting some of the local dishes that are unparalleled in taste and savor will be the cherry on the top of your group tour in Lecce.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 4 participants.