Centro Storico, Lecce

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Centro Storico, Lecce
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ghd
Milan, Italy7 contributions
Beautiful and rich with history
May 2021
A must visit that I highly recommend and one that should not be forgotten to any trio to lecce. I recommend stay in Borgo Egnazia or rent private villa
Written May 28, 2021
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askok
Rotterdam, The Netherlands496 contributions
Beautiful city, easy to walk
Sep 2020
The Centro Storico is not huge and easy to walk. Especially the smaller street leading to the gates are very nice to walk. Beautiful churches and with the Church pass (EUR9) you can visit the main ones. The others are usually free. Worth the spend a full day here.
Written November 14, 2020
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Ingwe40
Mechelen, Belgium210 contributions
Very beatiful city
Oct 2020
Lecce is a very pleasant city with a big old town and many churches and cathedrals who are decorated in a local baroque style. Take at least 1 day but better more.
Written October 23, 2020
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Tiziano P
Brighton and Hove, UK31 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2020 • Friends
I’ve seen many many cities around the world and in Italy .. the centre of Lecce is stunning and the quintessence of elegance art and baroque
Written September 13, 2020
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Locococomama
Evergreen, Colorado, United States1,095 contributions
Beautiful Lecce!
Sep 2020 • Friends
Lecce is a wonderful town that you cannot miss if you are in Puglia. The buildings are beautiful and the people are wonderful!
Written September 12, 2020
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France183 contributions
Important amphitheater
Aug 2020 • Family
This is a very nice amphitheater located directly in the center of the city, one of the most important amphitheater of the region. It can be seen freely, but for the time being it cannot be visited.
Written September 11, 2020
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Martyjojo
Newbury, UK2,517 contributions
Beautiful baroque city
Aug 2020 • Couples
First stop of our holiday to Puglia, 2 nights here in a lovely Airbnb, which is plenty as it’s not a very big city so very easy to wander around. But it’s HOT! Photos say it all as it’s beautiful and churches, buildings stunning.
Written August 9, 2020
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Milton Kanno
Sao Paulo, SP10,063 contributions
Cool
Sep 2019
The place doesnt have the big size like the Foros in Rome but it is still worthy to visit. Not only because it has history but also being located in a very cool square where you can have a great ice cream or a canolli. Read about the battles that happened there, you will be able to judge by yourself what took place there. Nice experience.
Written July 2, 2020
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R K L
Seattle, WA2,288 contributions
Just enjoy your stress-free visit to Lecce...
Oct 2019
Lecce is a wonderful Italian city, which combines both contemporary and traditional attitudes. The older parts of Lecce provided us with the flavor of old-time Italy with its Roman attractions and centuries-old churches, while the modern city easily could boast of some fantastic eateries and provided a welcome break from the hustle, stress, attitude and posturing prevalent in the larger cities and other habitual Italian tourist destinations.
Written June 20, 2020
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The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia
Puglia, Italy588 contributions
Where better to enjoy a pasticciotto...
Feb 2020
... and caffè leccese.

The baroque architecture in Lecce’s historic centre is wonderful.

The most impressive way to enter the old town is via one of the historic gates. Porta Napoli or Porta Rudiae on the west, Porta San Biagio on the east.

Entering the old town from the Porta Rudiae takes you directly to the Piazza del Duomo, for the Cattedrale di Lecce with its double facade and five-storey campanile, then onward to the Sant’Oronzo Column, a Roman column topped with a bronze statue of the city’s patron saint and the sunken Roman amphitheater.

Don’t however leave it at that! Take your time to amble through the narrow streets of the old town, crossing from the historic gates that allow you to enter or leave. The great thing is that you can do it all in an afternoon, with time for some aperitivi and dinner, although more time is recommended.

Be sure to stop off for Lecce’s most famous pastry, the pasticciotto, a crumbly pie-type pastry traditionally filled with an egg custard, though sometimes with jam, Nutella (of course) or crema di pistacchio or a mix of these. Take it with a caffè leccese - another Puglia classic. A shot of espresso served over ice and with almond “milk” (it’s actually an almond syrup).

The old town is packed full of good restaurants and busy bars. It is where we go to shop, with some of our favourite boutiques (there is no concept of "high street" here).
Written March 2, 2020
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