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piazza Oronzo, piazza del Duomo, via Umberto I, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I have returned here every Christmas for the last four years. They always do a beautiful job decorating the Piazza. This year was the best so far. Lots of activity and people walking around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cohiba320
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has been the best surprise in years. Lecce is the most amazing mix of classy architecture, quality of life, food, healthy nightlife, elegant shopping. Why am I not moving there permanently? WTH!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fotox2
Reviewed 8 November 2018

There's a Roman Amphitheatre, an Ancient Greek Theatre, a Norman Castle, Byzantine Churches and much, much more: try the restaurants and bars serving local cuisine! The area is within the ancient city walls and somes alive at 11 PM. No cars allowed at night so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Downtown Lecce is located on top of Roman ruins, the city has done a nice job to make it pedestrian friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

The rather brutal interwar buildings erected by the Mussolini regime are an interesting contrast to the remains of the Roman amphitheatre. What is a great pity is that concrete was used in its restoration, something that would not happen now.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David190343
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Whether you are staying in Lecce overnight or visiting for the day, you will end up parking just outside the old city center and walking to this plaza, so make sure you take your time to enjoy the sights and sounds and experiences as you...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Riviera organised a guide in the normal way. She took us all around the important parts although some in the group found her a bit quick. Large group so hard to herd! Explained the evolution of the present city from ancient times through to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Glynis98
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We were situated in center. In front of our hotel was the amfiteatar itself. Lots of different cultures,crowded as well as the rest of the Lecce.The placa is alwalys crowded at any time of the day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S774
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The old Roman Amphitheater located in the heart of the old city surrounded by old buildings, churches, restaurants and shops

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yiannos I
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Very interesting ruins that surprise me each time we passed by. Do your research and learn the fascinating story about these.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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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