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Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce)
Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce)

Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) Tours and Tickets

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In a city famous for its gorgeous baroque architecture, the Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) is a standout. With a glorious stone facade decorated with ornately carved animals, gargoyles, flora, and a large rose window, this 17th-century masterpiece is a feast for the eyes and a highlight of Lecce.

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Via Umberto 1, Lecce, Italy, 73100
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Lecce. Journey to discover a charming baroque

Lecce. Journey to discover a charming baroque

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Lecce is so famous for its sumptuous architecture that it has been nicknamed 'the Florence of the south'. Visit the main Baroque treasures of the old town, Roman ruins, and traditional craft workshops in just a few hours on this guided walking tour. Discover the Lecce stone, exclusive to the area, and how it played an important role in the architecture of Lecce, take a look at the ateliers and gourmet shops.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.74
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$41.74
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Lecce Bike Group Tour

Lecce Bike Group Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Lecce on a leisurely bike tour. Pedal through the flat, bike-friendly streets and piazzas with a local guide and visit highlights like the Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, and the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater. Enjoy the fresh air and flexibility of a 2-wheeled tour, and stop often to snap photos, browse local boutiques, and sample regional food and wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.40
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$33.40

Tour to discover Lecce

Tour to discover Lecce

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We will take a 2-hour tour of the streets and alleys of the historic center, among classical buildings, baroque churches and Roman monuments ...! Lecce is a precious gem, with a clear blue sky and golden palaces, it amazes us with the elaborate facades of the buildings and churches in the Baroque style and with the interiors that explode in a symphony of angels, cherubs, saints and flowers! it is a magical place, where time seems to have stopped!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.26
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Lecce Rickshaw City Tour

Lecce Rickshaw City Tour

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Immerse yourself in the rich architectural array of Lecce during a private 3-hour rickshaw tour of the charming city. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, greet your guide and climb aboard your comfortable rickshaw. Cruise past historical highlights like the Roman amphitheater; absorb the Baroque beauty of monuments like the Basilica di Santa Croce; and delve into authentic local culture as you stop to sample local specialties in popular eateries. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.85
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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

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Known as the “Florence of the South” for its sumptuous baroque architecture, Lecce is one of Puglia’s most important cultural capitals as well as a lively university town with bustling squares and markets. Discover both sides of the city with this guided walking tour that takes in both its magnificent “Barocco Leccese” monuments and its charming warren of historic lanes without the hassle of a map or guide book.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$281.77
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Private guided tour of Lecce. Departing from Otranto and Gallipoli
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Private guided tour of Lecce. Departing from Otranto and Gallipoli

Nestled in Italy's southern Apulia region, the historic city of Lecce prides itself on its fresh, local produce — with family recipes passed down the generations. On this walking tour, follow your guide through the city streets and hit to pattractios including the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Roman amphitheater ruins. Sample locally made cheeses, wines, and 'salumi' (cold cuts of Italian meat), and gain insight into the role food plays in Lecce society.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.19
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Half day visit of Lecce - Group Tour from Ionian Coast

Half day visit of Lecce - Group Tour from Ionian Coast

Explore how very different, friendly and playful Baroque style can be in the honey-colored “Florence of the South”. Visit Lecce, famed city of art and birthplace of the marvelous "barocco Leccese". Besides the mesmerizing virtuously carved fine-grained honey-colored local limestone decorations of the impressing churches, monumental monasteries and renaissance and baroque style noble houses, which made Lecce so famous, the second most important and still kept alive artisanship is papier-mâché art. Discover how local craftsmen express their art in the numerous little papier-mâché "botteghe" in the historical district.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.57
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Best of Lecce walking tour

Best of Lecce walking tour

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Discover the stories of southern Lecce without spending a fortune on guidebooks with this morning tour of the city center. Starting from the iconic Piazza del Duomo, hear the history of this city as told through its buildings. Visit sites from across the ages, from the classical Roman amphitheater to the baroque Basilica di Santa Croce. Don’t get pushed to the back of the group, either: on this small group walking tour, get personalized attention from your guide and answers to all your questions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.23
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$101.23

Lecce private town visit from Central Apulia

Lecce private town visit from Central Apulia

Explore how very different, friendly and playful Baroque style can be in the honey-colored “Florence of the South”. Visit Lecce, famed city of art and birthplace of the marvelous  "barocco Leccese". Besides the mesmerizing virtuously carved fine-grained honey-colored local limestone decorations of the impressing churches, monumental monasteries and renaissance and baroque style noble houses, which made Lecce so famous, the second most important and still kept alive artisanship is papier-mâché art. Discover how local craftsmen express their art in the numerous little papier-mâché "botteghe" in the historical district.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.03
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$240.03
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Lecce History and Street Food Tasting Tour

Lecce History and Street Food Tasting Tour

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Enjoy this 2.5-hour street food tasting tour into one of the most enchanting and magic cities of the Southern Italy. Walk into the old town and taste the best local street food. Be impressed by the taste of the "rustico", soft puff pastry disc filled with mozzarella, tomato and bechamel, the flavour of local cheese, the crunchy tarallini, the "pasticciotto" freshly baked: a short pastry stuffed with custard and even more! See the jewels of Baroque architecture like Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza Sant'Oronzo with the "Sedile", the old city Hall. Let yourself be attracted by the soft atmosphere in Piazza Duomo. This tour is the perfect formula to join a visit to the city to tasting of local specialties!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.14
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$51.14
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Private Tour: Lecce Guided Walking Tour

Private Tour: Lecce Guided Walking Tour

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One of the jewels of Puglia, Lecce is rich in history and world-class sights—and a private walking tour is the perfect way to get up close and personal and immerse yourself in the city’s atmosphere. Admire the ruins of the city’s Roman–era amphitheater, see the baroque splendors of the Piazza del Duomo, take in the Basilica di Santa Croce, and learn more from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.85
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Strolling through Lecce

Strolling through Lecce

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We will go around the old town of Lecce for about 2hrs 30 min. I'll show you the most important Baroque and Roman monuments and I'll take you to discover some hidden corners of the town. I'll tell you about its history and its traditions! Lecce will surprise you! Contact me if: - you are a group of 6 or more people - there are children with you Other things to note: - use sunscreen, the sun could be very strong in the summertime - Instagram page: sb_sarabianchi
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.31
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Lecce Street Food Tour

Lecce Street Food Tour

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The city of Lecce is known for both its Baroque architecture and excellent street food. With this experience, discover the best of both without getting footsore by combining sightseeing and food tasting in a single bike tour. Zip through the picturesque lanes of the old town to take in the historic palaces and churches, stopping to sample local delicacies like “puccia”, “taralli”, and “pettole” washed down with Puglian wines.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.75
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Lecce Walking Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

Lecce Walking Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

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Explore the hidden corners of Lecce and meet a local artisan for a papier mâché workshop during this walking tour. Maximize time spent in Lecce with an itinerary that includes the top landmarks in the old town plus a tasting of local products such as cheese, salami, and gelato. Learn about papier mâché techniques during a workshop in a typical atelier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.92
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Lecce Rickshaw Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

Lecce Rickshaw Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

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Lecce is famous for its papier-mâché handicrafts and this behind-the-scenes workshop offers a fascinating insight into the unique art form. Admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica, Porta Napoli, and Saint Oronzo square on a rickshaw ride; get hands on making papier-mâché crafts; then sample an array of local wines and regional specialties.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.71
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Discovering Lecce Walking Tour with Pasticciotto Tasting

Discovering Lecce Walking Tour with Pasticciotto Tasting

Discover Lecce, the Florence of the South Italy, with Baroque-style architecture. Tasting of typical pasticciotto, a tastly filled Italian pastry, walk through the old town and discover the wonders of Lecce, one of the most beautiful cities of southern Italy Explore the Duomo square, the cathedral, the church of St. Irene, St.Oronzo square and the remains of the Roman amphitheater. Discover the Basilica of Santa Croce, a jewel of Lecce Baroque and the near Celestine Convent.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.49
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Lecce Sightseeing Bike Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop

Lecce Sightseeing Bike Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop

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Lecce is famous for its papier-mâché handicrafts and this behind-the-scenes workshop offers a fascinating insight into the unique art form. Admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica, Porta Napoli, and Saint Oronzo square on a scenic bike ride; get hands on making papier-mâché crafts; then sample an array of local wines and regional specialties.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.19
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$100.19

Lecce Shopping Tour by Rickshaw

Lecce Shopping Tour by Rickshaw

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Lecce is famous for its traditional handicrafts, papier-mâché figures, and artisan products, and this 3-hour shopping tour offers the inside scoop on shopping in the city. Admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica, Porta Napoli, and Saint Oronzo square on a rickshaw ride; shop for souvenirs at luxury boutiques and ateliers; then relax with a traditional Italian aperitivo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.47
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$250.47

Guided Tour of Gallipoli and Lecce and Oil-Mill Visit from Ostuni

Guided Tour of Gallipoli and Lecce and Oil-Mill Visit from Ostuni

Leave Ostuni by transfer and fall in love with the romantic views of Gallipoli, the little gem of Apulia. Follow the local guide through the white alleys and reach the ancient olive oil mill. Have a light lunch in Lecce, the sandstone capital of Italy and explore its churches, a truly masterpieces of Salento Baroque.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.76
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