Things to see and do - Lecce
Unmissable tourist sites
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
v. el 25 Luglio I - 73100 Lecce
This is the former Celestine monastery, situated beside Basilica of the Holy-Cross, which today is home to the town authorities. The ground-floor level was built by Zimbalo who belonged to this family of artists from Lecce which influenced church a..
I - 73100 Lecce
All that remains of the 16C ramparts that encircled the historic centre of Lecce are the castle and a few remnants of the town's defences. A ring of avenues now delineates the centre, at the heart of which is the lively Piazza San Oronzo, the small c..
Piazza S. Oronzo I - 73100 Lecce
This vibrant square in the centre of the old town is dominated by the statue of the Patron Saint of the town who occupies one of the two columns that mark the end of the Appian way . It is bordered on its south side by the ruins of the old amphithe..
Viale Oronzo Quarta 28 I - 73100 Lecce
Prix Prices from : 75 €
Located just 200 metres from Lecce Railway Station, the Grand Hotel is in Lecce centre and offers an outdoor pool and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Grand Hotel Di Lecce is set in an Art Nouveau building dating back to the 19th century. It b..
Via Salandra, 6 I - 73100 Lecce
Prix Prices from : 52 €
Offering spacious, modern rooms and free Wi-Fi, the 4-star Hotel President is in Lecce's Piazza Mazzini area, 12 minutes’ walk from the Roman Amphitheatre. It features a large garden and TV lounge with bar. Rooms at the President include satellite T..
Viale Porta d'Europa, s/n I - 73100 Lecce
Grand Hotel Tiziano offers an outdoor pool with a large sun terrace, just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Lecce. There is a restaurant, poolside bar and free parking. The air conditioned rooms at the Grand Hotel Tiziano E Dei Congressi are decor..
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 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 di Leuca 90 I - 73100 Lecce
piazzetta Gabriele Riccardi 13 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.