Lecce is a charming city with centuries of history. Founded by Messapian populations, it became an outpost of Normans and Angevins, who began to instill beauty in this place. During the Renaissance and the Baroque in Lecce palaces, churches and monuments prospered, so much so that the city earned the nickname of "Florence of the South". myTour awaits you in Lecce with special tours of the city and the Salento peninsula. Are you ready to experience intense emotions in complete relaxation?
Come and lose yourself in the enchantment of the historic center of Lecce! This city is easily explored on foot, by scooter, by bike or by Segway. The exceptional state of conservation of the buildings takes us on a journey through time. Between the end of the 1500s and the first half of the 1700s, when, thanks to the ductility of local stone, the Lecce Baroque was born: facades, arcades, windows, balconies, loggias, columns and buildings decorated with human, plant and animal figures.
myTour takes you to discover the secrets of the Lecce baroque with an exclusive walking tour. Starting from Piazza Duomo, you will visit the Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace, the Church of Sant'Irene, the Church of Santa Croce and Palazzo Celestini. If you want to combine the visit of historical monuments with the entrance to an artisan shop and the tasting of the legendary pasticciotto from Lecce, then the private tour of the city is the one for you. But Lecce also has a lot to offer to those looking for activities: there is the pizzica lesson, the traditional Salento dance that originates in tarantism or the street food tour to savor delights such as rustics, pucce, li bits of cavaddhu (horse meat ) and luniero (red wine)
Lecce is a special place for your holidays in Puglia. From here you can reach very famous places, such as Matera, the Itria Valley, with the Trulli of Alberobello and visit villages such as Ostuni, Locorotondo, Polignano a Mare. Lecce is the gateway to Salento, from here you can visit the best beaches in the Adriatic or Ionian, from Porto Cesareo, to Gallipoli up to Torre dell’Orso, the area nicknamed "the Maldives of Salento"
The soft Lecce stone with which the historic center is built was hardened and made resistant to rain and humidity with a particular technique: the blocks were dipped in milk in order to reduce their porosity and make them harder.
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