The secrets of Barocco walking tour of Lecce
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The secrets of Barocco walking tour of Lecce

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the Baroque architecture of Lecce with a professional guide
  • Admire the Cathedral, Bell Tower, Bishop Palace, and Seminary in Duomo Square
  • Be enchanted by St. Oronzo Square and the Roman Amphitheatre in its center
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Cross and the Celestini Palace, the symbols of Leccese Baroque style
  • Taste typical local products
What to expect

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Professional guide
    • Tasting of typical products
    • Cathedral of Lecce entrance ticket
    Where

    Piazza del Duomo 2, 73100 Lecce LE

    Meeting point:
    Please meet at the Piazza del Duomo in Lecce city.
    What to remember
    • The maximum amount of adults that can be booked at a time is 15
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
    • Due to stairs and steep surfaces, the activity is unsuitable for anyone with walking difficulties, wheelchair users or strollers
    • The tour is available in English, French, Spanish or Italian
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    Provider
    MYTOUR
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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