"Pearl of the Baroque" Top 5 Page for this destination Lecce by barrikello

Lecce Travel Guide: 66 reviews and 201 photos

Lecce is the pearl of a pearl of a region, Puglia. Located at the "heel" of Italy, Lecce is a magnificent town with some of the most beautiful Baroque monuments in Italy - for this called the 'Florence of Baroque'. The peculiar material used to build the town is so malleable that some of the monuments seem carved from butter. The light is special, so warm and soft.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:interesting, full of history, marvellous
  • Cons:chaotic, a bit too hot in summer
  • In a nutshell:a place worth more than a visit
  • Last visit to Lecce: Aug 2003
  • Intro Written Jul 16, 2004
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  • craic's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:10 AM


  • May 29, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    The castle is now renovated & holds exhibitions. The restaurants in the village are recommended and the square is host to a range of festivals, from local antiques markets (last sun of the month), music festivals, and a medieval procession in August.

  • PALLINA's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Bella pagina, conosci qualche bella masseria nel Salento? Grazie

  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2006 at 9:55 PM

    Lovely town; great photos. Thank you.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2005 at 12:47 PM

    great tips

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2004 at 12:47 AM

    Another wonderful page here too, you really know how to give a good indication of a pretty town

  • tishomingoblues's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 3:33 AM

    ...bellissime queste pagine culinarie e quelle sui dintorni, la campagna ecc...il mio salento e' una terra meravigliosa e le tue foto acc...che emozione !!!


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