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All reviews centro storico old town narrow streets university town historic center beautiful city baroque architecture roman amphitheatre every corner wander around take your time central square piazza duomo tourist office gelato guided tour ruins
My wife and I have returned here every Christmas for the last four years. They always do a beautiful job decorating the Piazza. This year was the best so far. Lots of activity and people walking around.
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
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.
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
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
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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
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 and the beaches. Lovely little towns are Ostumi, Martinafranca, Otranto, Gallipoli and, not to miss, Matera (not in Puglia but a short drive from Lecce). The food is wonderful, with plenty of vegetarian offering (the national dishes orecchiette con rape".