Lecce
Lecce
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Lecce The Essential
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Known as Lupiae in Roman times, Lecce was later favoured by the Normans who made the town the capital of the Terra d'Otranto region instead of Otranto. The town enjoyed a golden age between the 16C and 18C, a period which saw the construction of many Renaissance, Rococo and Baroque monuments. It is the Baroque style which dominates, earning the city the nickname of ""Baroque Florence"", and giving it the appearance of a magnificent stage set when lit up at night.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Lecce
Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo)
Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo)
Completely surrounded by Baroque
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Church of Santa Croce
Church of Santa Croce
The work of several architects and
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Baroque City of Lecce
Baroque City of Lecce
All that remains of the 16C ramparts
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Museo provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano
Museo provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano
In addition to a rich archaeological
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S. Matteo
S. Matteo
Think you know Rome? If the answer is
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S. Maria di Cerrate
S. Maria di Cerrate
This enchanting Benedictine abbey, in
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