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ECCENTRIC LECCE

Weekend in Lecce full of pasticciotto and baroque art

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Travel type Weekend
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Suggested nights 2 Nights
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Paesi Italy
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The best period is April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November You can travel also in January, February, March, December
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Experience type With friends, Big Cities, Couples, Family Holidays, History and Culture
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The "Lady of the Baroque" is an essential destination for anyone who wants to take a break from their daily routine and surround themselves with art, good food and history for a few days. Thanks to its proximity, it’s a perfect stop combined with a Made in Italy summer holiday: Salento. Keep reading

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Stroll through the historic center of Lecce, the quintessence of the Baroque with all its spiers, portals and churches that make it an authentic open-air museum. Visit the church of Santa Maria della Provvidenza and the sixteenth-century Palazzo Adorno before admiring the Basilica of Santa Croce, the symbol of the city and the most important example of baroque Lecce. Do not miss the Roman Amphitheatre, a splendid testimony of the Roman era, and the Cathedral of Lecce, and then treat yourself to a tasty pasticciotto accompanied with "caffè in ghiaccio".

The Duomo square
Santa Croce Church
The historic Napoli door
Lecce's amphitheater

Lecce

The capital of Salento

Your journey through the heel of the boot takes you to Salento: visit Lecce, a city with a typically baroque charm which expresses itself domineeringly in its palaces and in the splendid facade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Let yourself be transported back in time, accompanied by the warm colours of the Lecce stone that dominates the historic centre. Lecce will enchant you with its architectural wonders, but be ready to also delight your palate between pasticciotti and spicy puccette.

  • Visit the splendid Basilica of Santa Croce
  • Stroll in Piazza del Duomo
  • Taste the unmissable "pasticciotto"
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