Duomo di Lecce
Duomo di Lecce
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The Puglia Guys
Puglia, Italy726 contributions
Feb 2020
Lecce is one of our favourite cities in Puglia, with its barocco leccese architecture. Entering the old town from the Porta Rudiae takes you directly to the Piazza del Duomo, for the Duomo di Lecce with its double facade and five-storey bell tower (campanile).

The interior is impressive. The cathedral has 12 altars. It cost a nominal amount to visit the crypts which was worth the cost.

Lecce is the city of 100 churches, so if you overlook this fear not - plenty other opportunity to admire where the wealth of Italy was amassed!
Written March 1, 2020
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Ron M
Menasha, WI423 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
My wife and I wanted to visit the Duomo, Santa Croce and some other churches in Lecce and found that some had an admission fee. At the tourist info centers (the ones with the big “I”) we found they were selling a “LeccEcclesie” pass that, for €9, included entry into the Duomo e Cripta, Basilica di Santa Croce, Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Chiesa di San Matteo, Museo d/Arte Sacra and Chiostro Antico Seminario. If you’ve been to European churches you know how fabulous they can be and these were not disappointing. The sacred art was amazing and most of the artifacts had a QR code you could use to get more information on-the-spot. I would definitely buy this ticket; no need to get it on-line, just buy in person. It is valid for one visit per site but you can take up to two weeks to use it if you are in the area for a while.
Written September 28, 2022
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expat326
San Francisco, CA1,492 contributions
Jul 2022
The diocese offers a package of 4 baroque masterpiece churches and museum entrance which is well worth the price. The elevator ride to the top of the bell tower is extra. Entrance tickets can be purchased across the street from the main entrance to the Duomo and you get a nice brochure in different languages that describe the highlights of each place and a nice map. We actually used the tickets over several days as we visited the different parts of Lecce. Both the exterior and interior are rich in baroque detail as described in other reviews with frothy cherubs, gold leaf, multi-colored marble inlay and heroic figures decorating the walls and ceiling. For a small donation you can also visit the crypt below the main alter - worth a visit.
Written September 4, 2022
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Thomas R
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Sep 2023 • Couples
It costs at least 7€ to enter the Duomo: this is outrageous. Only people who can afford it can visit this place: is that Lecce's policy ? As a result, the Duomo was almost empty ! We were maybe 5 to 10 in the whole structure, in the middle of the afternoon, while the Piazza del Duomo was quite crowdy, with most people refusing to pay such a ridiculous price. This is limiting access to art. The most funny part was the presence of a priest INSIDE the church for confessions: therefore you need to pay first to be able to confess...
Written September 8, 2023
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Casandra C
Lviv, Ukraine4 contributions
Oct 2021
I often go here with my friends for a walk or just taking a break on the stairs of the dome. The enclosed square has great acoustic for the fortunate moments when a street singer comes by. I love it best by night when it all lights to create a calm welcoming atmosphere.
Written October 22, 2021
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Outofdodge_10
Santa Fe, NM1,351 contributions
Mar 2020
It was nighttime when I visited the Duomo (Church) in Lecce; illuminated with lights all-around. A stunning piece of architecture with figures chiseled from stone and a large wood door at the entrance. My cousins and I started at that point and worked our way back through, stopping to dine along the way. The area was bustling which made it slightly difficult to park, but despite all of the people, we found a spot on the street before too long. There are shops, restaurants and cafés along the way and people of all ages. It's an amazing piece of history, this area, so read up on it before you go. I will most definitely go back to this and the surrounding areas which, luckily, are mainly overlooked by vacationers out-of-country.
Written February 28, 2021
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,133 contributions
Sep 2022
In a country with so much outstanding architecture it is hard to find a church that will stand out, but this one and its accompanying plaza makes the case as a great contender for the best. The outside has a marvelous Renaissance facade on one end, and a Baroque facade on the other. The interior is ornate filled with swooning saints and twisting columns. The churches in Lecce are open all day long, but they come with a price. Get the group ticket and enjoy all the sites in this marvelous city.
Written October 6, 2022
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic6,315 contributions
Oct 2021
Unfortunately currently the 68 m high bell tower is under the repair. Still I enjoyed this wonderful cathedral built in baroque style, rebuilt between 1659-1670. Very nice baroque altars. The cathedral has unusually two facades. I visited the cathedral during the day and also late night when the cathedral was peaceful, magical and illuminated with lights You have to pay single ticket 6€ or full ticket / pass for 4 churches (plus Seminary Palace and Diocesan Museum for 9€. Highly recommend to do so.
Written October 24, 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The Lecce Duomo is set in the very center of old town Lecce dominating a beautiful square. It's another Baroque jewel in Lecce, but in a shadow of Basilica Santa Croce which facade is far more beautiful.
Likewise all major Churches in Lecce it has a pretty high entry fee which I consider unacceptable, as places of worship should be free for everyone. Paying for museum and crypt is OK, but not for entering the Church.
Written October 5, 2023
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
Aug 2019
One of the most impressive churches we visited during our long trip to Italy. A most impressive church both in the exterior structure and especially in the incredible richness of all the works of art that fill the interior space of this amazing church.
Very impressive and highly recommended.
Written July 30, 2020
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