Guides Lecce

Lecce, guided walking tours with local guides.

The Florence of the South Italy; The route starts from Porta Rudiae (one of the three gates to the ancient town of Lecce) and visit the Church of St. Giovanni Battista or of the Rosario. Visit the Church of St. Teresa (where there is a large statue of St. Oronzo, the patron saint of the city, entirely of papier-mâché). Visit to the bishopric courtyard to admire Lecce Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace, the Seminary and the high bell tower that also served as a watchtower given the proximity in line d 'air with the Adriatic and the constant threat of Turkish pirates. Continue the walk along the streets where you can admire the beautiful sixteenth century civil construction built entirely of local stone or "leccisu" and interspersed with balconies on breast d 'goose wrought iron.

You get to St.Oronzo Square also known as "the square of the merchants” to admire the statue of the saint placed on a Roman base, the "Sedile" (the old town hall), the church of St. Marco, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Theatre, the "elliptical church” of St. Matteo, the church of Santa Chiara with ceiling entirely of papier-mâché, the CarloV Castle. The Basilica of Santa Croce a jewel of Lecce Baroque.

Visit to a papier machè Lecce workshop with a local artisan to understand the technique of realization of these artifacts.

During the tour, tasting of “pasticciotto”, typical baked cake made with pastry and cream.

Duration: 2,5 hrs Classical tour, or 5 hrs Entrance Fee: on request Meeting point: Foro Boario parking Other languages: Italian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese.