Discover what to see in Lecce


Lecce knows how to amaze and fascinate anyone who comes here. Its ancient Messapian origins and the archaeological remains of Roman rule are mixed with the richness and exuberance of the Baroque, typically 17th-century, churches and palaces.

Lecce is above all a Baroque city, which expresses itself here as never before in any other city, exploding in a very particular way, to the point of earning the name of Lecce Baroque. Flamboyant decorations enrich the cladding of the buildings, the intense colours of the Lecce stone, a limestone of warm, golden hues.


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