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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.

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Tourist attractions Lecce : Things to see and do

  • 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..

  • Church of Santa Croce Recommended Recommended

    Via Umberto I 3

    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..

  • 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..

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Hotels Lecce

  • Risorgimento Resort - Vestas Hotels & Resorts

    Via Augusto Imperatore, 19 I - 73100 Lecce

    Featuring a roof-top restaurant with panoramic views, the Risorgimento Resort is located in Lecce’s Baroque historic centre. It offers free WiFi throughout, large modern rooms, and a relaxing spa. Rooms are air conditioned and come with a minibar an..

  • LE CLUB LUXURY HOTEL Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Via Regina Isabella 2 I - 73100 Lecce

    Prix Prices from : 120 €

    Located in Lecce, 800 metres from Piazza Mazzini, LE CLUB LUXURY HOTEL features air-conditioned rooms and private parking. The hotel has a terrace and views of the city, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Every room has a flat-screen TV...

  • Patria Palace Lecce - MGallery Collection (DELETE) Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars

    Piazzetta Riccardi 13 I - 73100 LECCE

    Prix Prices from : 90 €

    The hotel brings new life to the 18th-century aristocratic Palazzo D'Anna Petrarolo, located right in the historic center opposite the impressive Basilica di Santa Croce. The building, carefully restored by artists and master craftsmen, features beau..

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