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Guide to visiting Lecce


With Alberobello and Castel del Monte is one of the most impartant tourist site in Puglia, absolutly messed in every tour of Puglia: Lecce is one of the most beatiful city in Italy, and today is fashionable. The historical center is full of art, churchs, noble palaces, restorants, bars and a live night. The monument simbol of the city is the wonderful Basilica di Santa Croce.

Guide service

The tourist guide service require an half day but because the wealth of art is also possible organise full day tour.

For the tourist guide service, please contact: Mr. Giampaolo Nanula +39 333 2637942 or


Half day itinerary

Like ancient travelers and the kings we will enter in Lecce through the monumental door Porta Napoli, discovering a city that since the Renaissance, literally covered with art. It is the religious fervor of the counterreformation to transform the face of Lecce, the seat of the most powerful religious orders who engage generations of stonemasons for centuries to glorify themselves and the Church triumphant through redundant architecture and excessive authentic ephemeral glory.
Arriving at Piazza del Duomo: imposing as a fortress but decorated like an embroidery thanks to the warm colors of the famous local stone. The square form an authentic backdrop born to amaze the visitor where the eye is deceived by an abundant decoration. In the same square there are the majestic facades of the Cathedral, the Bishop’s Palce and the seminary and in the end the high bell tower which dominates all, the square and the city. Continue to the Church of St. Irene first patron of Lecce to arrive in Piazza Sant’Oronzo ancient heart of the city center, gutted in ’900 to unearth a Roman amphitheater dating from the second century BC of the few traces of Roman Lupiae. Continuing our walk in the old town we come to the Church of San Matteo Baroque shapes but still full of innovative solutions. After seeing the Roman theater, our tour continues with a visit to the castle to finally arrive to admire the Basilica of Santa Croce masterpiece and symbol of the Lecce-baroque, built in about 150 years during the Spanish domination to celebrate the victory of the Battle of Lepanto .

In summary:
Porta Napoli
Piazza Duomo
Chiesa di San’Irene
Piazza Sant’Oronzo
Roman Theatre
Church of San Matteo
Basilica of the Holy Cross

Possible second half day: We spend the second day of his visit to the complex outside the city walls (Santa Maria di Cerrate and Church of Saints Nicolò and Cataldo) and the meeting with wine and food and crafts.
The Abbey of Santa Maria di Cerrate located a few kilometers from Lecce in the countryside, immersed in an authentic forest of olive trees: the old church is one of the few examples of Romanesque architecture in Salento come down to us without being too upset Decorative authentic fury that characterized the Baroque era. Spared the church, but instead destroyed the former convent to make room for farm production facilities, but also of great interest, in fact visit an underground oil mill and museum rooms on the territory in which are kept the ancient tools for pressing of olives. Our second stop is the church of Saints Nicolò and Cataldo, also outside the city walls and also of medieval origin but heavily remodeled in the eighteenth century uses one of the masters of the Baroque Giuseppe Cino. The day continues in the historic center to discover the ancient traditions of Lecce: visit the workshop of a papier-mache master to learn the secrets of this ancient art at the same time popular and refined.
We conclude the day with a tasting of olive oil, wine, and local produce.

In summary:
Abbey of Santa Maria di Cerrate
Underground oil mill and museum of the area
Church of Saints Nicolò and Cataldo
Visit a workshop of a master cartapestaio
Tasting of local products


Opening of the main monuments and fees

Chatedral of Lecce

Address: Piazza Duomo
Opening hours: from 7 am to 12 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm
Price: for fee
Phone number: 0832 308557
Web Site:
Note: the admission to the cryot is 1,00€

Basilica di Santa Croce

Address: Via Umberto I, 1, 73100 Lecce LE
Opening hours: every day 9 am - 12 am and 5 pm - 8 pm
Price: fro fee

Museum of roman theater

Opening hours: Monday - saturday 9 am - 1 pm; in the afrenoon and on sunday is open only on resavation
Price: adult admission € 3.00 (€ 5.00 cumulative with the amphitheater) groups € 1.50 (€ 3.00 cumulative with the amphitheater) Students € 1.00 (€ 2.00 cumulative with the amphitheater)
Note: Venue for shows only during the summer

Roman Amphitheatre

Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo
Opening hours: in April-May and September: at 10:30 to 12:00 and 17:00 to 19:00, in the period June-August: 18:00 to 20:00, in times and closures, the possibility of visits by appointment
Price: adult admission € 3.00 (€ 5.00 cumulative with the museum of the Roman theater); groups € 1.50 (€ 3.00 cumulative with the museum of the Roman theater), students € 1.00 (€ 2.00 cumulative with the museum of the Roman theater)
Note: Venue for shows only during the summer

Museo provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano

Address: Viale Gallipoli 28 (very far from the hisotrical quarter)
Opening hours: munday - saturday visiting hours every day, except Sunday afternoon 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Price: free

Museo della Cartapesta (paiper-mache)

The museum is housed in the halls on the ground floor of the Castle Carlo V

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00

Museo Diocesano di Arte Sacra

Address: At the palace of the Ancient Seminar - Piazza Duomo
Opening hours: Visiting hours at the cloister winter period 09:30 to 12:00 - 16:00 to 19:00 every day during the summer 9:30 to 12:00 - 17:00 to 20:00 daily visiting hours at the Museum during the winter from Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 to 12:30 - 16:00 to 19:00 open on Sundays by appointment only during the summer from Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 to 12:30 - 17:00 to 20:00 open on Sunday by appointment only
Price: entrance fee, with discounts for groups, seniors, children: € 1.00 per visit limited to the ground floor: the cloister, chapel halls of contemporary sacred art gallery € 4.00 for the visit to be carried out also at the museum diocesan, which exposes vestments, silverware, paintings

Museo faggiano

historic archaeological building

Address: Via Ascanio Grandi, 56
Opening hours: Open every day from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00
Price: 3,00€ per person
Note: very interesting, I recommend it.

Sant Nicholas and Cataldo church

Address: Inside the Cemetery of Lecce
Price: Free

MUST Historical Museum of the city of Lecce

Price: 3,00 € reduced (less than 18 years, more than 65 groups of 10 people) 2,00 €

Santa Maria di Cerrate church

although the precision of Santa Maria Cerrate is in the municipality of Squinzano, the sight of this beautiful abbey is often associated with that of Lecce, as it is almost in passing coming from Brindisi. A rare example of Romanesque Salento.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10,00 - 15,00; Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00, Monday closed
Price: Free

Castel Carlo V

Opening hours: Winter Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 4.30 pm to 8.30. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9.30 to 1.00 pm and from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Price: Adults 3,00€, Ridotto (under 18 - over 65) : euro 2,00 Grupsi : euro 1,00€

Bus Parking

Bus parking : ATTENTION Since the summer of 2011 the coaches want to get to Lecce have to pay a check point .
Hotel rates without half day ( 00:00 / 14:00 to 14:00 / 00:00 )
Bus up to 8 meters € 20.00
Bus over 8 meters € 35.00

Hotel rates without full day
Bus up to 8 meters € 35.00
Bus over 8 meters € 70.00

Price with Hotel
Bus up to 8 meters
1 Overnight € 30.00
2nd and 3rd Overnight € 10.00
no overnights subsequent rate
Bus over 8 meters
1 Overnight € 60.00
2nd and 3rd Overnight € 15.00
no overnights subsequent rate

Rate with hotel and park in the parking lot of the Hotel or in other internal private parking available to the carrier
Bus up to 8 meters € 30.00
Bus over 8 meters € 60.00

Daily rate for schools, sporting events , trade union, political, religious and theatrical
Bus up to 8 meters € 20.00
Bus over 8 meters € 30.00

loyalty :
On rates above shall be reduced by 20% after No. 30 accesses

Address: Largo Carmelo Bene, near Hotel Tiziano, easy to find coming from Brindisi


Free at the bus parking

Le informazioni contenute in questa pagina sono aggiornate al 08/02/2022