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Guided Tours in Lecce

The classic tour in the city of Lecce

Private tour or for organized groups

Description of the Tour

An itinerary that crosses the historic center of Lecce to tell its history, art and traditions. Lecce is worth visiting with our best guided tour!

The city is famous for the baroque architecture of churches and palaces, which combined with the warm color of 'Lecce stone', give it an elegant and golden look. Essential stages of a tour in the 'Capital of the Baroque' are Piazza del Duomo and the Basilica of Santa Croce that surprise visitors to Lecce for their characteristic decorations similar to stone lace.

Together with the splendid baroque altars and balconies of Lecce, there are also masterpieces of statuary in Papier-mâché, a typical craftsmanship of the city that uses humble materials such as straw, paper, glue and chalk. Visiting the workshops of the papier-mâché masters means discovering the secrets of an art that is handed down from generation to generation.

 

In the background the monuments of the oldest city: the majestic Castle of Charles V, built on the edge of the fortified city incorporating the previous fortress dating back to the Norman period, and the spectacular buildings of the city of Roman times: the Amphitheater in the square of Sant'Oronzo and the Roman Theatre, hidden among the alleys of the center.

WHAT WE WILL VISIT

Porta Napoli

Piazza Duomo (Bell Tower, Cathedral, Seminary, Bishop’s Palace)

Church of Sant'Irene

Piazza Sant'Oronzo (Roman Amphitheatre, Colonna del Santo, Sedile and Chiesa di San Marco)

Charles V Castle (courtyard)

Basilica of Santa Croce and Palazzo dei Celestini

Roman Theatre

Shop of the papier-mâché

 

INFO

Possibility of extra entrance in baroque churches

Skip the line for the ticket office by booking your guided tour with us

Possibility to see the skyline of Lecce from the top of the bell tower

MEETING POINT WITH THE GUIDE

Porta Napoli, Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100 Lecce

DURATION

2 hours

The tour is also available with the radio guide rental service​

 

INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS

Call us on +39 3926513063

info@bestguidedtours.com

Whatsapp us to this link! 

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