Discover Lecce

Lecce, Italy           Called “the Florence of the South,” Lecce is the provincial capital of the Salento area, only 12 km (7.5 miles) away from the Adriatic Sea. The city, which has strong Messapian roots, was known to its Roman rulers as Lupiae. Today, it welcomes visitors with its magnificent baroque architecture, which blazes on the portals of its palaces and on the facades of the many churches that line the streets inside the city’s three ancient gates: Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta Napoli. The common factor in the city’s characteristic baroque exuberance is … Continua a leggere Discover Lecce