Palazzo del Governo
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,...
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...
Shui 13 Wine Bar
A hip and atmospheric wine bar with candlelit outside tables and a range of Puglian wines.
Alle due Corti
For a taste of sunny Salento, check out this no-frills, fiercely traditional restaurant. The seasonal menu is classic Puglian, written...
Cucina Casareccia information
Lonely Planet review
Ring the bell to gain entry into a place that feels like a private home, with its patterned cement floor tiles, desk piled high with papers, and charming owner Carmela Perrone. In fact, it's known locally as le Zie (the aunts). Here you'll taste the true cucina povera (peasant cooking), including horsemeat done in a salsa piccante (spicy sauce). Booking is a must.