Baroque City of Lecce

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All that remains of the 16C ramparts that encircled the historic centre of Lecce are the castle and a few vestiges of the city defences. A ring of avenues now delineates the centre, at the heart of which is the lively Piazza Sant'Oronzo, the small church of San Marco and the old Palazzo del Seggio. To the south side of the square the remains of a 1C Roman amphitheatre have been discovered. Other monuments worth seeking out: San Matteo (17C), the Piazza del Duomo surrounded by Baroque façades, the church of Il Rosario and the basilica of Santa Croce.

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Piazza S. Oronzo
Piazza S. Oronzo
This vibrant square in the centre of the
15 minutes
Gesù, il Buon Consiglio
Gesù, il Buon Consiglio
The austere style of this church, built
15 minutes
S. Irene
S. Irene
Built by Francesco Grimaldi for the
15 minutes
Church of Santa Croce
Church of Santa Croce
The work of several architects and
30 minutes
Palazzo del Governo (Palais du Gouvernement)
Palazzo del Governo (Palais du Gouvernement)
This is the former Celestine monastery,
15 minutes
S. Matteo
S. Matteo
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15 minutes
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Piazza S. Oronzo
Piazza S. Oronzo
This vibrant square in the centre of the
15 minutes
Gesù, il Buon Consiglio
Gesù, il Buon Consiglio
The austere style of this church, built
15 minutes
S. Irene
S. Irene
Built by Francesco Grimaldi for the
15 minutes
See all