Lecce is a historic city in southern Italy and often called the Florence of the south. During my visit to Brindisi I made a day trip to Lecce and I can understand the reasoning behind the nickname. I`ve seen both Florence and Lecce now and I have to admit that the nice thing about Lecce is that even though there are tourists who have discovered this part of Italy, it`s not as crowded as Florence and has beautiful historical buildings. The best way to show this to you is by taking you on a photo tour.
Wandering the streets in these parts of Italy is one of my favorite things to do.
A famous sight in Lecce is the Roman Amphitheater. Here you can see Roman arches at the Amphitheater.
Church of St Chiari
Piazza del Duomo
Detail of the Basilica di S. Croce
One of the things you definitely have to do while walking around is look up. The balconies you see are beautiful!
TIP: You`re in the country of gelato, so make sure to have one! I tried Gelateria Natale (Via Trinchese 7, Lecce) and thought it was worth the visit.
- 30 min train ride from Brindisi
- 2,60 euro*/one way (these tickets can be easily bought at a Fast Ticket machine with a credit card)
Have you been to Lecce?
*Price accurate at time of publishing