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piazza Oronzo, piazza del Duomo, via Umberto I, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a Roman Amphitheatre, an Ancient Greek Theatre, a Norman Castle, Byzantine Churches and much, much more: try the restaurants and bars serving local cuisine! The area is within the ancient city walls and somes alive at 11 PM. No cars allowed at night so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Downtown Lecce is located on top of Roman ruins, the city has done a nice job to make it pedestrian friendly.

Thank santandreacortona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rather brutal interwar buildings erected by the Mussolini regime are an interesting contrast to the remains of the Roman amphitheatre. What is a great pity is that concrete was used in its restoration, something that would not happen now.

Thank David190343
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are staying in Lecce overnight or visiting for the day, you will end up parking just outside the old city center and walking to this plaza, so make sure you take your time to enjoy the sights and sounds and experiences as you...More

Thank hgoldman77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Riviera organised a guide in the normal way. She took us all around the important parts although some in the group found her a bit quick. Large group so hard to herd! Explained the evolution of the present city from ancient times through to the...More

Thank Glynis98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were situated in center. In front of our hotel was the amfiteatar itself. Lots of different cultures,crowded as well as the rest of the Lecce.The placa is alwalys crowded at any time of the day.

Thank S774
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old Roman Amphitheater located in the heart of the old city surrounded by old buildings, churches, restaurants and shops

Thank Yiannos I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting ruins that surprise me each time we passed by. Do your research and learn the fascinating story about these.

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well preserved Amphitheatre, which on first glance looks smaller than it really is !! When you walk across the road behind the church, you realise just how big it is !!

Thank Ossie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lecce is really a amazing city, full of baroque architecture, Cathedral and squares. The old city centre is small enough to explore by walking and the Piazza Sant’Oronzo and Piazza del Duomo are my favourite squares. My top two Cathedral are the Basilica di Santa...More

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Chris A
11 April 2017|
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Response from marcopolo111 | Reviewed this property |
You can spend easily a week in Puglia. It is not dissimilar from Sicily, although there is less arabic influence and more greek and norman. Lecce is probably the most charming of the "big" towns but it is far from the sea... More
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20 October 2016|
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Response from gijs huib M | Reviewed this property |
Outside the old city walls there is parking space. Some of it is free. But beware. It can be very busy
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