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
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..
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..
Piazza del Duomo
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 : 101 €
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..
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..
Via Regina Isabella 2 I - 73100 Lecce
Prix Prices from : 90 €
Set in the historical centre of Lecce, Le Club Luxury Hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. The hotel is a 3-minute walk from Lecce Cathedral and 500 metres from the Santa Croce Basilica church. All rooms have air-conditioning and a flat-screen T..
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.
via Imperatore Augusto 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 Cosimo de Giorgi 62 I - 73100 Lecce
via 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.