Lecce, not far both from the Adriatic and the Ionic Sea, is a canvas of contrasts between ancient and modern. The features of its original Roman plan disappeared following the High Middle Ages. Under the Norman rule the city started to flourish again in “courtly” style and experienced its greatest development in the XVII century. The entire city was renovated in Baroque style, the finest architectural example of which is the famous Lecce stone, and which today is still visible in the urban features. The city tour will take you to the elegant palaces of the 16th and 17th century of Via Palmieri, and to Piazza Sant’Oronzo, in the heart of the old town, designed and built by Venetians artists and builders together with the “sedile”, the settlement of the tradesmen of the Serenissima Republic. The visit goes on with the Dome Square, where you will be in awe of the Dome, the Cathedral and the seminary. The tour ends with a visit to the majestic Santa Croce Basilica, a Baroque masterpiece!
Half-day – Duration Approx. 3 hours