Colonna di Sant'Oronzo
A statue of Lecce's patron saint perches precariously on a column in the piazza. The column, originally from Brindisi, marked the end of...
Below the ground level of the piazza is this restored 2nd-century-AD amphitheatre, discovered in 1901 by construction workers. It was...
Basilica di Santa Croce
It seems that hallucinating stonemasons have been at work on the basilica. Sheep, dodos, cherubs and beasties writhe across the facade,...
Treat yourself to great coffee and pasticciotto at this iconic chandeliered cafe in Lecce's main square: they have a sumptuous display...
Looking suitably rustic, this osteria serves proper peasant food – such as roast tomatoes, potatoes and artichokes, or horse meatballs...
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Lonely Planet review
Lecce's best ice-cream parlour also has an array of fabulous confectionery.