Lecce

  • Located in the province of Salento, between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, Lecce is the city of Baroque. Its old town, partially surrounded by fortification walls, is the area which best expresses the splendour of the 17th century. Once called the "Athens of Apulia" due to the intensity of the artistic movement between the 17th and 18th centuries, Lecce is home to an architectural richness. It was long ...
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  • This city is located at the centre of an extensive flat and sloping area of land, the 'conca di Bari' (the Bari basin); it overlooks the Adriatic and its 26 miles of coastline.
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  • Life in Bari revolves around its port, which for centuries fostered the prosperity of the city.
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  • Measuring some 700 acres, the basin of the port of Bari is equipped for various activities, both tourist and commercial
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  • The Petruzzelli Theatre is the fourth largest Italian theatre in terms of size and the largest private theatre in Europe.
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  • The Basilica, at the heart of the old town, was built in the Romanesque style between 1089 and 1197 and is home to the relics of Saint Nicholas
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  • The walk along the ancient walls of this city in Puglia is extraordinary
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

Located in the province of Salento, between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, Lecce is the city of Baroque. Its old town, partially surrounded by fortification walls, is the area which best expresses the splendour of the 17th century. Once called the "Athens of Apulia" due to the intensity of the artistic movement between the 17th and 18th centuries, Lecce is home to an architectural richness. It was long the chosen site for numerous religious orders, the traces of which can be seen in Lecce's many churches.

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