Because of its abundance of exquisite ancient structures and its position in Italy’s “Dog Leg,” Lecce is very often referred to as the “Florence of the South.” This city is situated in Italy’s southernmost areas, just over the Adriatic Sea from Albania, and has a population of roughly 94,000 people. Because of its smooth and manageable character, Lecce Stone is one of the city’s principal exports, and has been utilized to produce the majority of the town’s structures.
This Lecce Free Original Walking Tour will introduce you to the city’s long and illustrious history, dating back to the reign of Emperor Hadrian as well as the Roman Empire. The town was captured by a number of civilizations over time, such as the Saracens, Lombards, Slavs, and Ostrogoths. Nowadays, Lecce is a renowned tourist attraction, and its reputation is growing as more people understand its great promise.
The Basilica di Santa Croce, the Porta Napoli, and the Duomo are among Lecce’s most stunning historical landmarks. Moreover, Lecce is in a great area, being only a short distance from some attractive and interesting seaside locations like Gallipoli. If you’re seeking for something unusual and want to see a less-known portion of Italy, the province of Lecce and Apulia is a fantastic spot to go.
✔ Professional guide
✘ Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point: Via Umberto I, 1, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
Return Details: Via Umberto I, 1, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
This Lecce Free Walking Tour is a wonderful walking trip through over 2000 years of recorded history to experience the magnificent town centre of Lecce with its incredible baroque style, archaeological sites dating back to the Roman era, customs, and craftsmen such as papier mache, stone carving, and more!
We will visit Porta Napoli (old gate), Via Palmieri, Duomo square, S. Irene church, Carafa Palace, S. Croce church and Celestini Palace, S. Oronzo square, roman amphitheatre, S. Chiara church, S. Matteo church, roman theatre, S. Biagio gate, and finally go back to S. Oronzo square. It is allowed (but not required) to visit the sanctuaries of selected churches like the Cathedral, S. Croce, S. Matteo, and S. Chiara, but you must purchase and pay a ticket in advance.
This experience requires good weather. If the tour is canceled because of poor weather, you’ll be offered or you can also choose a different date.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If the tour is canceled because the minimum numbers of participants aren’t met, you’ll be offered or you can also choose a different date.