Centro Storico, Lecce
Centro Storico, Lecce
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK669 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Came here today on a day trip from Bari 20€return on train and about 1 hr 45 mins each way. Possibly it being a Monday, mid October or a combination of both, some restaurants and shops were closed, and it wasn't busy at all. Some lovely buildings to see. In the Piazza Duomo you can buy a 9€ ticket to see the Museum of Sacred Art (which didn't excite me) and 5 mJor churches. This Piazza is lovely. Has the bell tower but they wanr 12€ to go up it. The Roman Ampitheatre is also impressive
Written October 17, 2022
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travelin4sure
Greater London, UK310 contributions
Jun 2022
We travelled up and down around Puglia to all the places by train local buses and taxi plus tuk tuk (three wheeler).Train timetable as good as Swiss timing,connections change over just fantastic. Train journeys . Lecce to Bari, Monopoli, Ostuni, Otranto, Arelrobello, Gallipoli, Locorotondo and Brindisi. So from this list all great service excellent station staff.
Lecce staff excellent and have english speaking staff,self service ticket machines in english,look at different times for cheaper rail prices.
Written June 23, 2022
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Richard Wong
Hong Kong, China50 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Lecce is full of Baroque-style buildings and cathedrals. You can stop by and admire the expressiveness and eloquence of the Baroque design.

During the late afternoon to the evening, stroll along the street or enjoy a cup of “coffee Leccese” at a bar, immerse yourself into the lively and relaxed atmosphere of Lecce.

It is one of the must-see cities in Puglia.
Written July 19, 2022
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,436 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Lecce is a beautiful city and you cannot go to Puglia without visiting it. There are many things to visit, the city seems small but contains many works of art. In any case, the historic centre can be easily visited on foot. You must see all masterpieces of the Lecce Baroque, as well as the Roman amphitheatre, built with Lecce stone. Stop in one of the trattoria in the historic center and order a typical meal of Puglia.
Written June 7, 2022
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Mira V
Smarje Pri Jelsah, Slovenia347 contributions
Sep 2021
The historical centre of Lecce is one of the most beautiful old towns in Italy especially if you like baroque architecture as most of the buildings display its characteristics. They are made of the white-yellowish limestone found everywhere around the town. Beside beatuiful baroque churches there are also remains of Roman architecture, especially the amphitheatre.
Written October 31, 2021
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The Puglia Guys
Puglia, Italy707 contributions
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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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,110 contributions
Oct 2021
The Roman amphitheater is in the center of town. Only partly excavated and restored as it is covered by many more recent buildings. No entry is currently allowed to tourists.

Others are using this location for a general review of Lecce. The medieval town walls still stand. The streets are very walkable as the town is fairly level. Many attractions await the eager explorer. The people are pleasant and welcoming.
Written October 15, 2021
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O'Brien G
Athlone, Ireland771 contributions
May 2022
Lecce is a great city for lovers of architecture, especially the Baroque. You would need a good tour guide or an excellent guide book to get the most out of the city. At every turn there is something to be seen. The remains of the Roman amphitheatre are well worth seeing - what a remarkable excavation this must have been! Of the various cities and town in Puglia that we visited this would come very high on the list.
Written May 27, 2022
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Milton Kanno
Sao Paulo, SP10,063 contributions
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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maureenp327
New York City, NY59 contributions
May 2022
Centro Storico Lecce: Right there in the piazza is the Roman amphitheater. A short walk down a few streets is the church with the Baroque facade and next to it the Jewish museum. Many sights to see al in walking distance. But be prepared, this city is very hot in the summer.
Written August 14, 2022
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