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Lecce

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Certainly one of the most beautiful cities of Italy, capital of the Baroque and the Salento peninsula.

In this city of the deep south, you can breathe the scent of art and culture and you may admire monuments dating back to different historical eras.

Three large access doors delimit the ancient part and protect it from the traffic of modernity: Porta Napoli, Porta Rudiae and Porta San Biagio.

From these perfectly preserved arches you have access to a series of streets full of palaces, theatres and squares.

The main focus is the large Sant’Oronzo square, which houses a Roman column donated by the city of Brindisi in honor of the patron saint as a thank-you for the end of the plague of 1656.

Inside the same area there is an ancient Roman amphitheatre partially brought to light, in addition to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Also the majestic Piazza del Duomo, recently restored, allows you to admire the first-rate architectural beauties like the Duomo itself and its bell tower, 68 meters high, as well as the Episcopio and the seminary.

But the monument perhaps most important of this magnificent city is the church of Santa Croce, entirely baroque and sculpted with exceptional craftsmanship and research of details.

Lecce is now a city that has become a symbol of a land that has been able to combine tradition and development, keeping alive an ancient culture perfectly rooted in the territory; The gateway that leads to breathtaking landscapes and beaches from the crystal clear sea of the beautiful Salento.





 
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