Things to see and do - Lecce
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Lecce Travel guide
Lecce : Michelin's recommendations
Known as Lupiae in Roman times, Lecce was later favoured by the Normans who made the town the capital of the Terra d'Otranto region instead of Otranto. The town enjoyed a golden age between the 16C and 18C, a period which saw the construction of many Renaissance, Rococo and Baroque monuments. It is the Baroque style which dominates, earning the city the nickname of ""Baroque Florence"", and giving it the appearance of a magnificent stage set when lit up at night.
Tourist attractions Lecce : Things to see and do
I - 73100 Lecce
All that remains of the 16C ramparts that encircled the historic centre of Lecce are the castle and a few vestiges of the city defences. A ring of avenues now delineates the centre, at the heart of which is the lively Piazza Sant'Oronzo, the small ch..
v. Umberto I 3 I - 73100 Lecce
The work of several architects and representative of the Lecce Baroque style of the 16C-17C. The façade with its sumptuous upper section precedes a long narrow and bright interior which is similar to the style used in Florence by Briunelleschi. It ha..
Piazza del Duomo I - 73100 Lecce
Completely surrounded by Baroque buildings and heralded by an arch facing Corso Vittorio Emanuele, this is one of the most remarkable squares in southern Italy. You will see the campanile (by Giuseppe Zimbaloand) followed by the cathedral (by the sam..
Via Cosimo De Giorgi 62 I - 73100 Lecce
Just a 15-minute walk from Lecce historic centre, Hilton Garden Inn offers a free gym, an outdoor pool and shuttle service to the centre. Outdoor parking is free, and the nearest beaches are a 15-minute drive away. Garden Inn Lecce's modern rooms ha..
Viale Racar 25 I - 73010 Frigole
Prix Prices from : 50 €
Set in Frigole in sunny Salento, Hotel Racar is 10 km from Lecce's historic centre and provides a shuttle to the beach 800 metres away. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and organised entertainment. All rooms feature a balcony and a flat-screen TV ..
Via Di Leuca 90 I - 73100 Lecce
Hotel Delle Palme is located a 10-minute walk from the historic centre of Lecce, within easy reach of the railway station and bus stops. It offers free WiFi throughout and free parking. With free soft drinks and mineral water in the minibar, air-con..
piazzetta Gabriele Riccardi 13 I - 73100 Lecce
via Cosimo de Giorgi 62 I - 73100 Lecce
via Cesare Battisti 4 I - 73100 Lecce
Situated near the town's public gardens, this trattoria with high ceilings is typical of an old masseria (farmhouse). It specialises in cuisine from Puglia, such as broad beans and chicory. Booking recommended.
via di Leuca 90 I - 73100 Lecce
via Augusto Imperatore 19 I - 73100 Lecce
If you are looking for an alternative to the simple dishes of the Salento region, then Le Quattro Spezierie is the place for you. The modern decor of this restaurant (which is part of the Risorgimento Resort) reflects the complex, sophisticated and c..
via G. B. del Tufo 10 I - 73100 Lecce
This typical restaurant is in the lively historic Baroque-style centre of Lecce. It offers an eclectic choice of dishes, from simple pizzas to Gallipoli crayfish. The cuisine is never ordinary and offers a modern take on the region's specialities.