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Centro Storico, Lecce

piazza Oronzo, piazza del Duomo, via Umberto I, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Very nice historical center

The cathedral is beautiful and then you can walk for hours in those pedestrian streets looking at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ilane2001
via mobile
A wonder

This area was very enjoyable. The area is well excavated and easy to see. Most children who are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Derrick S
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Chievres, Belgium
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“centro storico” (26 reviews)
“old town” (34 reviews)
“historic center” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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piazza Oronzo, piazza del Duomo, via Umberto I, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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"centro storico"
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"old town"
in 34 reviews
"historic center"
in 21 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 16 reviews
"university town"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 23 reviews
"baroque architecture"
in 23 reviews
"roman amphitheater"
in 17 reviews
"every corner"
in 9 reviews
"italian cities"
in 5 reviews
"central square"
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"take your time"
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"piazza duomo"
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"tourist office"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful and then you can walk for hours in those pedestrian streets looking at the old buildings and ruins.

Thank Ilane2001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area was very enjoyable. The area is well excavated and easy to see. Most children who are interested will not need assistance to see everything. There are a lot of little shops to eat and drink at so you won't have to travel far...More

Thank Derrick S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historical centre. Great shops and restaurants. Location is close to many areas of southern Italy to travel by car.

Thank Nathalie L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful city, immaculate streets and friendly people. Lecce is a must for anyone visiting Puglia. Amazing food, incredible architecture and lots of traditional Pugliese artisanal shops. It’s also close to the beaches along the coast and other smaller towns so it makes a good...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place is this! It's like a open air museum. An absolute must if you are in this region! We were astonished by the beauty of this city!!!

Thank RenevanBreda
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you walk in Lecce on a Sunny day, you get the feeling that the buildings in the city are made of gold. It's not Fata Morgana, this is the effect of the "Pietra Leccese", a special kind of limestone which is made all the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old center. Lot of nice restaurants and bars. Perfect location to stay and visit the other cities and coast.

Thank Mariska S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Comprehensive old town in barocce architecture style with beautiful villas, houses, churches and places. About 20 churches and a lot of coffee's, bars and restaurants with tasty food and wine. Roman Amphie Theater in the old City Center.

Thank Roland K
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

No wonder this is referred to as the Florence of the south! We visited Taranto yesterday and wished we had missed that and spent 2 days in Lecce instead. So much to see, safe and not too many tourists but still plenty to buy!

Thank Kevin E
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lecce is a lovely, relatively small city. The historic area is walkable--filled with shops, places to eat, and of course, churches. Be sure to look at the ruins in the middle of the town--very interesting. . The historic area is pedestrian only, so if you...More

Thank Virgina C
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Chris A
10 April 2017|
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Response from marcopolo111 | Reviewed this property |
You can spend easily a week in Puglia. It is not dissimilar from Sicily, although there is less arabic influence and more greek and norman. Lecce is probably the most charming of the "big" towns but it is far from the sea... More
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Bluebell90
20 October 2016|
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Response from gijs huib M | Reviewed this property |
Outside the old city walls there is parking space. Some of it is free. But beware. It can be very busy
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