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Discovering the Baroque city

Lecce, a preeminent Baroque city providing the name for Barocco Leccese (Leccian Baroque), should be explored on foot and looking upwards to take in the spires, the garish decorations and the warm, golden colours of Pietra Leccesse (Leccian Stone).

Ensure that you do not miss the old town of Lecce which is accessible through three marvellous gates. Here you will find unbelievable sites such as the Roman amphitheatre, Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Castle of Charles V, and the Baroque Basilica of Santa Croce with breath-taking friezes made out of local Leccian Stone.

Visit the unforgettable city of Lecce and find a magnificent baroque city in the heart of Salento. Here you will lose yourself in Lecce’s art and history.

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