Lecce is a beautiful baroque town, a splendid architectural combination of palaces, convents and churches ornamented in a beautifully crafted white local stone, called "pietra leccese".
The historic centre is full of surprises: piazzas, facades, cornices, columns, balconies and balustrades richly decorated.
It's a lively university town provided with refined boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and bars. Both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas are within easy access. Lecce is a great base from which you can go to the local beaches and explore the Salento Peninsula. It is a great place for a relaxing walk and its restaurants offer delicious food typical of Puglia.
You can't miss the workshops of traditional handicrafts, especially the art of paper maché. Visit Lecce's attractions, museums, shops and enjoy exciting special events, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions and more. Discover the very best of Lecce with us!