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 Cosimo De Giorgi 62 I - 73100 Lecce
Prix Prices from : 57 €
Just a 15-minute walk from Lecce historic centre, Hilton Garden Inn offers a free gym, an outdoor pool and shuttle service to the centre. Outdoor parking is free, and the nearest beaches are a 15-minute drive away. Garden Inn Lecce's modern rooms ha..
Piazzetta Riccardi 13 I - 73100 LECCE
Prix Prices from : 86 €
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 Adriatica angolo Via Ferrando I - 73100 Lecce
Located off the Brindisi-Lecce motorway just outside Lecce's ancient walls, Zenit Hotel is 300 metres from shuttle buses to Brindisi Airport. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a 32” LCD TV. Balconies, private bathrooms and quality ..
via di Leuca 90 I - 73100 Lecce
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 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 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.
piazzetta Gabriele Riccardi 13 I - 73100 Lecce
via Cosimo de Giorgi 62 I - 73100 Lecce