The best way to spend the night in Lecce: visiting the city and tasting its food! Savour local specialties and discover the jewels of Lecce, the Baroque capital of Puglia. Explore the historic centre with its beautiful squares and magnificent churches. You will see the church of Saint Chiara, the Duomo, Piazza Sant’Oronzo, the Santa Croce Basilica and the Celestine Palace - all universal emblems of the Baroque period in Lecce. Enjoy authentic Leccese specialties, such as the “rustico”, “tarallini”, “pasticciotto”, and many more. Your guide will take you on a 3.5 hour tour that includes stops at 7 different restaurants for tastes of authentic local foods and wines.On this thrilling and informative tour you will visit the main eateries and most important monuments in Lecce. You will taste local specialties and marvel at the most charming sites of the old city.
The tour begins at Porta San Biagio, one of the original gateways of the old city, and it ends in Piazza Sant’Oronzo. You will discover the gems of Baroque architecture, which are made even more enchanting by the “Pietra Leccese”: a porous, calcareous, straw-yellow stone particular to the region. Some of said gems include the Church of Saint’Irene, the Piazza Duomo, the Basilica of Santa Croce, the various noble palaces and even the hidden alleyways of the historic centre!You will taste numerous dishes typical of the Salento cuisine. This includes the famous “Rustico”, a Leccese speciality made up of a crispy and golden puff pastry containing a smooth filling of béchamel, mozzarella and tomato, and the “Pasticciotto”, a homemade dessert made of shortcrust pastry filled with custard. You will also seat on a typical restaurant to taste the local home made pasta. Meat and cheese platters will not be missed either and much more! During the tour you will visit a papier maché workshop, handicraft activity typical of the city. You will see how the figurines of the Christmas crib are madeIt is suggested that you do this tour the first day of your vacation, so that you’ll already be familiar with the best suggestions on where to eat, what to see and how to spend your free time. You will love this tour!