Lecce

 

Lecce is a historic city located on the Salento Peninsula (the heel of boot) in southeastern Italy.

The city’s architecture is distinguished by its elaborate style of baroque buildings, giving it the nickname “Florence of the South.”

It is also home to archeological ruins, including an amphitheater, from its early Roman history.

Surrounding areas on the peninsula provide interesting villages and extensive beaches.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Il trampoliere

Il trampoliere is set in Lecce, 400 metres from Piazza Mazzini and 1 km from Lecce Cathedral. Every room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$53

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B&B San Andreas

Set in Lecce, 1 km from Lecce Train Station, B&B San Andreas features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The Adriatic coast is 15 km away. The rooms have a flat-screen TV. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$64

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Le Due Musce

Set 800 metres from Piazza Mazzini in Lecce, this apartment features free WiFi. The unit is 400 metres from Lecce Cathedral. The kitchenette is fitted with a microwave and a toaster, as well as a coffee machine. A flat-screen TV is featured. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$43

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ZO. NE. Baroque B&B

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, ZO. NE. Baroque B&B is set in Lecce, 500 metres from the cathedral. Rooms come with a TV. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. You will find concierge service at the property. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37

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LUX Miniappartamento Lecce

Located 100 metres from Piazza Mazzini, LUX Miniappartamento Lecce offers accommodation in Lecce. The air-conditioned unit is 900 metres from Lecce Cathedral. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$58

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Donna Franca

Donna Franca

Located in Lecce, 250 metres from Piazza Mazzini, Donna Franca offers stylish accommodation with air conditioning. Wi-Fi is free throughout. Rooms at the Donna Franca all come with a flat-screen TV, safe and city views. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$46

$46-
Casa Grandma

Casa Grandma

Casa Grandma offers accommodation with free WiFi and original Italian artworks in Lecce, 7 minutes' walk from popular Sant'Oronzo Square. A generous sweet Italian-style breakfast is provided daily. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$46

$46-
Appartamento Tavernetta

Appartamento Tavernetta

With free parking, Appartamento Tavernetta is a self-catering apartment located in the north of Lecce. It offers accommodation with exposed stone walls and simple furnishings. Piazza Mazzini is less than 10 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$47

$47-
MaMà B&B

MaMà B&B

Centrally located in Lecce, MaMà B&B is 2 km from Lecce Train Station. It offers self-catering accommodation with air conditioning and a furnished terrace with a pergola. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$47

$47-
Rescio's Rooms

Rescio's Rooms

Situated in Cavallino di Lecce, 5 km from Lecce, Rescio's Rooms features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Every room has a private bathroom. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$47

$47-
Bed and Breakfast Lecce Centro

Bed and Breakfast Lecce Centro

Bed and Breakfast Lecce Centro is located in Lecce, a 5-minute drive from the train station. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Palazzo Belli B&B

Palazzo Belli B&B

Set in the historic centre of Lecce, Palazzo Belli B&B only 100 metres from the Cathedral. It offers an excellent location to visit the whole town and rooms with a balcony and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48 - $107

$48-
Masseria Insarti

Masseria Insarti

Located in Cavallino di Lecce in the Apulia Region, 7 km from Lecce, Masseria Insarti features a barbecue and sun terrace. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
19Venti

19Venti

19Venti is located in the centre of Lecce, within 600 metres of Santa Croce Basilica, Piazza G Mazzini Square, and Piazza Sant'Oronzo Square. It features free WiFi throughout. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Palazzo Del Centro

Palazzo Del Centro

Palazzo Del Centro is situated in Lecce, 700 metres from Piazza Mazzini and 300 metres from Lecce Cathedral. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Tracce di Salento

Tracce di Salento

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Tracce di Salento offers pet-friendly accommodation in Lecce, 900 metres from Piazza Mazzini. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. Rooms have a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Le Schiavelle

Le Schiavelle

Offering a garden and a terrace, Le Schiavelle is set in a peaceful area of Puglia, 6 km from the centre of Lecce. It offers simple accommodation with free Wi-Fi in all areas. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Inn Centro

Inn Centro

Lecce's Inn Centro is near Piazza Mazzini and just a 10-minute walk from the historic centre. The uniquely themed rooms feature a modern bathroom with hydromassage shower. Wi-Fi is free. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48 - $107

$48-
Baroccorosso Lecce

Baroccorosso Lecce

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Baroccorosso Lecce is located in Lecce, just 1 km from Piazza Mazzini. The sea is a 15-minute drive away. Private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Haven

Haven

Haven offers accommodation in Lecce. Each room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Verdi's Apartment

Verdi's Apartment

Located 400 metres from Piazza Mazzini in Lecce, this apartment features free WiFi and a patio. The air-conditioned unit is 800 metres from Lecce Cathedral. The kitchen is fitted with an oven. Towels and bed linen are available in this apartment. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
B&B "Li Chipuri"

B&B "Li Chipuri"

Featuring a spacious equipped terrace with views over the city centre, B&B “Li Chipuri” offers rooms in the very heart of Lecce. Guests can use the shared kitchen facilities to prepare their own meals. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
From the 15th century on, Lecce was one of the most important cities of southern Italy, and, starting in 1630, it was enriched with the Baroque monuments one finds today. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula, and is over 2,000 years old.

Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is sometimes called "The Florence of the South".
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Archeological Sites
The Roman Amphitheatre, built in the 2nd century and situated near Sant'Oronzo Square, was able to seat more than 25,000 people. It is now half-buried because other monuments were built above it over the centuries. The theater is currently used for different religious and arts events.
Natural
Beaches
There are diverse beach towns on the nearby Salento peninsula.
Also of Interest:
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