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The beautiful Salento area of Puglia, with its crystal clear shores and its many fascinating, inland towns makes it an amazing place to explore. Right in its heart, yet only 12km from the coast, lies the Baroque, provincial capital of Lecce. The "Florence of the South", beautiful Baroque façades, elegant palazzi & wonderful churches. 

Still relatively undiscovered and unknown, it is truly magnificent. Once a Greek city, and then a Roman town, you can discover fine examples of its ancient past, including the 2nd century amphitheatre. There is the Spanish Castle, right in the centre, and its many ‘palazzi’, churches and squares are brimming with Baroque architecture, such as the remarkable Santa Croce Church. This is one of the finest models of ‘Barocco Leccese’, with its intricate exterior and wonderful, Renaissance interior with large wooden caisson ceilings.

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Besides the incredible Baroque architecture Lecce is also fantastic for shopping, head for Piazza Sant'Oronzo where old meets new.
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Lecce At A Glance

Nearest Airport to Lecce
Local Delicacy of Lecce
Rustico Leccese - puff pastry parcels filled with bechamel sauce, tomato, mozzarella and pepper - the perfect savoury delight.
What to See in Lecce
Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Museo Faggiano
Towns to Visit near Lecce
Martano and Otranto


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