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Guided Tours in Lecce

Tour of the historic center of Lecce

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Descrizione del Tour

An itinerary that crosses the historic center of Lecce to tell its history, art and traditions. 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 appearance. Unmissable stages of a tour in the Capital of the Baroque are Piazza del Duomo and the Basilica of Santa Croce that have always surprised visitors to Lecce for the characteristic decorations similar to stone lace. Alongside the splendid Lecce Baroque altars and balconies are also the masterpieces of Papier-mâché statuary, a typical handicraft of the city that uses humble materials such as straw, paper, glue and plaster. Visiting the workshops of the papier-mâché masters means discovering the secrets of an art handed down from generation to generation. In the background the monuments of the oldest city: the imposing Castle of Charles V, built on the edge of the fortified city incorporating the previous fortress dating back to the Norman age, and the spectacular buildings of the city of Roman age: the Amphitheatre in the square of Sant'Oronzo and the Roman Theatre, hidden in 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 Church of San Marco) Castle Charles V (courtyard) Basilica of Santa Croce and Palazzo dei Celestini Roman Theatre Bottega della Cartapesta INFO Possibility of extra entry into churches Skip the line for the ticket office by booking your guided tour with us MEETING POINT WITH THE GUIDE Porta Napoli, Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100 Lecce LE DURATION 2 ore


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