Things to see and do - Lecce
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Lecce Travel guide
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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.
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 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..
v. mberto I 3 I - 73100 Lecce
By several architects and representative of the Lecce Baroque style of the 16 and 17C. The facade which is sumptuously but not overbearing (the upper part) conceals a long narrow and bright interior, which is similar to the style inaugurated in Flore..
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 Salandra, 6 I - 73100 Lecce
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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..
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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 Wi-Fi, large modern rooms, and a relaxing spa. Rooms are air-conditioned and offer a minibar, satellite TV an..
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..
via di Leuca 90 I - 73100 Lecce
via Giorgio De Chirico 1 I - 73100 Lecce
Vaulted in typical Lecce stone, the dining room is modern in feel, with an intimate garden for alfresco dining in summer. Traditional yet creative cuisine.
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 Cosimo de Giorgi 62 I - 73100 Lecce