Explore the history of Lecce on this two-hour walking tour and learn its history through its top sites (and hidden ones too): Celestini Palace, Roman Amphitheatre, St. Oronzo Square, Church of the Holy Cross, and more with a professional guide. Enjoy discovering traditions, anecdotes, and culinary experiences including, tasting typical local products.
Starting from meeting your guide at Piazza del Duomo, you'll start the journey through the history of Lecce from the oldest Messapian and Roman times to the town during the Renaissance and Baroque ages. Hear about the historic architecture of the buildings you see and why Lecce is known as the capital of Apulia. Then, explore the Cathedral, the Bell Tower, the Bishop Palace, and the Seminary.
Next, admire the St. Irene Church as you pass by it, walk along the main Vittorio Emanuele II street, and reach the main square. Named St. Oronzo Square, it's where you'll witness the Roman Amphitheatre before moving on to pass by the Church of the Holy Cross. Marvel at its richly decorated façade, with six smooth columns supporting an entablature, with animals, grotesque figures, and vegetables, and has a large rose window. Plus, learn as you stand in front of the Celestine Palace that it was built during different periods, with the oldest dating back to the first half of the XIV century. Indulging in tasting typical local products completes your experience.