Lecce, the Florence of the South

Lecce, Italy
Period of time: 2.5h
Price: 130 € per group
Category:: Stadttouren

Organisational Details

Participants: 1-10 person (Only group booking)

Registration: 3 days before deadline

Languages: English, Italian

Booking option: Booking on fixed rate

Description of Tour

Often referred to as the “Florence of the South”, Lecce is the main city on Puglia’s Salento Peninsula and an absolute gem to discover. It is a mecca of elaborate and ornate architecture knowns as “barocco leccese” and jam-packed with gorgeous Baroque monuments.  

The city walking tour  includes:

Piazza del Duomo – a lovely square of “barocco leccese” with its breathless  jewels:  the Cathedral  dedicated to the Holy Vergin,  the bell tower, the bishop’s palace and the seminary;  The Roman Amphitheater – this partially excavated “amphiteatro” dates back to the 2nd century and is located smack in the middle of  the old town; Basilica of Santa Croce – the baroque masterpiece with its remarkable facade;

During the visit we will stop at a Papier-mâché Workshop for learning the steps of creating wonderful statues and amazing ornaments;  

You will also learn about the coffee-roasting process as you visit the famous coffee shops Caffè Cittadino in the main square of the old town. Then, savor homemade tiramisu and delicious gelato at some of the best shops in town.



3 hour guided tour



Comfy walking shoes


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Anita Maria

Guide since 2000
What I offer: Puglia or just Salento sightseeing tours, customized tours and excursions, food and wine tours
Language: English, Italian
Booking: Tours with hourly price, Individual Bookings
Experience:: since 2000