Lecce

Lecce is a city in Apulia region of Italy.

Understand

Lecce has been dubbed the Florence of the south. Whereas many people (not understandably) skip it in favour of the nearby beach towns of the Salento peninsula, this city, distinguished by its elaborate style of baroque buildings, has at least a couple of days of attractions worth seeing.

Get in

Lecce is roughly 580 km (although some older measurements claim up to 640 km, depending on the route) from Rome.

By plane

Lecce is easily accessible by the airports in Brindisi (30 minutes by train) and Bari (2hours by train). There are discount flights available from London, Rome, Milan, etc. For a complete list, check out the Apulian airports website

By train

There are FS trains from Foggia, Turin, Rome, Naples, Venice and Milan. You can also reach Lecce by Eurostar Train from Bologna through Rimini and Bari. Travel times from Rome and beyond can be long. Night trains with sleeping couches are available, and often a better bet.

The trains arrive at Lecce station, 1 km from the city center. Be aware that taxis anywhere can be expensive (expect to pay up to 15 euros to the center, especially if you have luggage items), so you may want to check with your hotel the public transportation options available.

See

Learn

Many people go to Apulia to learn the typical rustico recipes of the region's cuisine. Cooking schools abound, including

- Stile Mediterraneo Italian Cooking and Wine School Puglia: culinary vacations and wine tours in Puglia Italy()

Buy

Eat

Mid-range

Sleep

The Forniture is modern, every room has heating during winter and Air conditioning during summer, television, dvdplayer and a small refrigerator and WI-FI Internet Access.

Mid-range

Go next

Nearby Lecce are the following towns:

Other popular destinations such as Alberobello and Matera are also easily reachable by car. Consider spending at least on day at each, but if you're too short on time it is possible to see the main attractions of both in a day trip from Lecce.

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