Lecce Historic CenterLecce

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Come to upscale Lecce Historic Center and enjoy its monuments, history and wildlife.

A cathedral, historic sites and sights from Piazza Sant'Oronzo to Roman Amphitheater—discover it all in Lecce Historic Center.

Top hotels in Lecce Historic Center

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Patria Palace Hotel Lecce
Patria Palace Hotel Lecce
5 out of 5
Piazzetta Riccardi, Lecce, LE
£115
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19

Located in Lecce Historic Center, this luxury hotel is steps away from Holy Cross Cathedral, Piazzetta Sigismondo Castromediano and Piazza Sant'Oronzo. Roman ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (236 reviews)

"Excellent overall! Courteous staff Beautiful facility"…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2019

Patria Palace Hotel Lecce
Risorgimento Resort
Risorgimento Resort
5 out of 5
Via Augusto Imperatore, 19, (GPS: Via Vito Fazzi), Lecce, LE
£106
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19

Located in Lecce Historic Center, this luxury hotel is steps away from Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Piazzetta Sigismondo Castromediano and Roman Amphitheater. Church ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (318 reviews)

"Location perfect, in historic center,within a few steps from most of the churches,palaces,places to see,lots of shops and very good restaurants , safe area,valet parking"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Risorgimento Resort
Suite Hotel Santa Chiara
Suite Hotel Santa Chiara
4 out of 5
Via Degli Ammirati 24, Lecce, LE
£76
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Located in Lecce Historic Center, this hotel is steps away from Roman Amphitheater, Church of Santa Maria della Grazia and Chiesa di San Matteo. Piazza Sant'Oronzo ...

4.1/5Very Good! (86 reviews)
Central old town Lecce hotel

"Perfect location to explore the city .we were thankful to have valet parking as local parking was very difficult"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Suite Hotel Santa Chiara
La Fiermontina - Urban Resort Lecce
La Fiermontina - Urban Resort Lecce
5 out of 5
Piazzetta Scipione De Summa, 4, Lecce
£196
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

Located in Lecce Historic Center, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paisiello Theatre and Porta Napoli. Lecce Obelisk and Holy Cross Cathedral are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)

"A lovely hotwl with very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast is typically Italian so don't expect cereals and a range of options you'd find in a large American chain. My only criticism is that the heating in the rooms (under floor) was too warm."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

La Fiermontina - Urban Resort Lecce
Centro Storico B&B
Centro Storico B&B
Via Andrea Vignes 2/b, Lecce, LE
£47
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

Located in Lecce Historic Center, this townhouse accommodation is steps away from Chiesa di San Matteo and Roman Amphitheater. Piazza Sant'Oronzo and Piazza ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (26 reviews)
Italian Palazzo Experience

"Very nice roof top patio, good size room. Shower was very small. Close proximity to everything. Helpful with overall town information (things to do, see and where to eat). Keep in mind the breakfast is Italian."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019

Centro Storico B&B
Arco Vecchio
Arco Vecchio
Via Quinto Fabio Balbo, 5, Lecce, LE
£62
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Lecce Historic Center, this guesthouse is steps away from Convitto Palmieri Lecce, Piazzetta Giosue Carducci and Biblioteca Provinciale Nicola Bernardini. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Perfect location and room quality

"Very good deal"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2018

Arco Vecchio

Popular things to do in Lecce Historic Center

Piazza Sant'Oronzo
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Piazza Sant'Oronzo

4.5/5(28 reviews)

A combination of Roman ruins and Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance landmarks create an impressive architectural landscape at this old town square.

Porta Napoli
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Porta Napoli

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Start a walking tour of the city from this triumphal gateway, one of the main entrances to Lecce’s historic quarter.

Roman Amphitheater
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Roman Amphitheater

4/5(34 reviews)

Transport back to the days of the Roman Empire at this sunken and well-preserved ancient structure on Piazza Sant’Oronzo.

Holy Cross Cathedral
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Holy Cross Cathedral

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Gaze in appreciation at the Baroque façade and Renaissance interior of this church, which is a labor of love that took over 300 years to complete.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(31 reviews)

The Cathedral of Lecce, lavish palaces and a museum of sacred art await at this magnificent square in the heart of the old town.

Church of Sant'Irene
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Church of Sant'Irene

You can find out about the history of Lecce with a stop at Church of Sant'Irene. While in the area, you can find time to visit its cathedral.

Top activities in Lecce Historic Center

Discover Lecce 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour
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Discover Lecce 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

£67

If Puglia were a movie, Lecce would be cast in the starring role. Bequeathed with a generous stash of baroque buildings by its 17th-century architects, the city has a completeness and homogeneity that other southern Italian metropolises lack.

2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Lecce with a Local Guide
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2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Lecce with a Local Guide

£29

From the Messapic and Roman era to the great period of the Lecce Baroque, a walk through the historic center of Lecce will take you to discover the wonders that make the city one of the most beautiful cities in Southern Italy.

Traditional Home Cooking Class in Lecce
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Traditional Home Cooking Class in Lecce

£64

Live an authentic culinary experience in Lecce, the baroque capital of Apulia. Enter the home of Giovanni, a professional sommelier and enjoy an amazing hands-on cooking followed by a convivial meal with his family.

From Lecce:visit to a Masseria and to a Winery with tastings
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From Lecce:visit to a Masseria and to a Winery with tastings

£157

The tour will start with a visit a Masseria that produces excellent extra virgin olive oil and exquisite cheeses. Together with a local expert, you will take a walk through the centuries-old olive trees and fields, to admire the typical dry-stone walls and the “pajare”, conceived to be deposits or temporary shelters in the long days of the peasants and sheperds of Salento.

VAN TOUR COSTA ADRIATICA - Half day trip
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VAN TOUR COSTA ADRIATICA - Half day trip

£60

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Castello Carlo V, Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce Italy starting point Duration: 10 minutes

Valle d'Itria Tour with Professional Guide, from Lecce
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Valle d'Itria Tour with Professional Guide, from Lecce

£165

This tour will give us the opportunity to discover the Itria Valley, an area characterized by the presence of the extraordinary “Trulli”, mythical houses with a conical roof, built with overlapped dried limestones.