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...
Chiesa di Santa Chiara
A notable baroque with every niche a swirl of twisting columns and ornate statuary.
This beautiful conversion of the Monastery of Santa Chiara houses the work of local artists and has a great view of a Roman...
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...
Roman Amphitheatre information
Lonely Planet review
Below the ground level of the piazza is this restored 2nd-century-AD amphitheatre, discovered in 1901 by construction workers. It was excavated in the 1930s to reveal a perfect horseshoe with seating for 15,000.