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 Augusto Imperatore, 19 I - 73100 Lecce
Prix Prices from : 105 €
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..
Viale Torre Del Parco, 1 I - 73100 Lecce
Torre Del Parco 1419 is a medieval fortress in the historic centre of Lecce. It offers spacious rooms with air conditioning and free internet access. Bikes can be rented nearby. Rooms come with antique furniture, original frescos, and king-size beds..
Via degli Ammirati 24 I - 73100 Lecce
Suite Santa Chiara is a 4-star boutique hotel located in Lecce’s historical centre, 100 metres from the cathedral. The roof garden on the 4th floor has a bar, outdoor seating and views of the historic centre. Rooms are very elegant and nicely decora..
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..
piazzetta Gabriele Riccardi 13 I - 73100 Lecce
via Cosimo de Giorgi 62 I - 73100 Lecce
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.
via di Leuca 90 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.