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Welcome to Lecce

Welcome to Lecce-The Florence of South

Lecce is an Italian town of 89,950 inhabitants, capital of the province of Puglia. Situated in a central position almost the Salento peninsula, is the common parent of a vast area of about 425,000 inhabitants, comprising 31 municipalities in the northern part of the province. Lecce is the capital of the easternmost province of Italy. Art Cities of the South Italian, is known as the "Florence of the South" or the "Florence of the Baroque": the ancient origins messapiche and the archaeological remains of Roman rule mingle in fact the richness and exuberance of the Baroque, typical seventeenth-century churches and buildings in the center. The architectural development and enrichment of the decorative fronts has been particularly fertile in the Kingdom of Naples and featured the city in such a way so as to give rise to the original definition of Lecce Baroque.

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"La Notte della Taranta" is Italy's biggest festival and one of Europe's most important events dedicated to typical culture. It takes place in Salento and is dedicated to the remembrance and valorisation of Salento's folk music and its fusion with other kinds of music – from world music to jazz to rock sic.


It 'frequently encounter in the heart of the city several shops stonemasons, who continue that tradition manifests itself on the facades of churches and who have made the city the "lady of the Baroque." The stone, a limestone ductile and homogeneous, still inspired by the works of many artists-craftsmen who engage in work items of furniture, giving life now and in the original forms and innovative now anchored in tradition.
Worth a visit to the Permanent Exhibition of Crafts located in Via Rubichi. On display are artifacts in papier mache, stone, pottery, wrought iron, wood, fabric, June, copper, made by a hundred workshops and Salento representing the richness and quality of artistic craftsmanship and tradition.


Lecce is one of the greatest density of resources and monuments of Puglia. It is rich in works of art and of Roman, medieval and Renaissance architecture. But to characterize the baroque city is exploding in a declination of particular and specific, and so is the personal style of the architecture earning the nickname of Lecce Baroque. This architectural style is widely used in Lecce in the seventeenth century, during the Spanish rule, replacing the classical art and creating a style that gave way to fantasy and imagination, thanks to local stone, the local stone, a soft limestone and compact, warm colors and gold that lends itself very well to working with the stonemason.


Standard time zone:CET (UTC+1)


The weather station of reference is that of Lecce Galatina located 15 km to the south. From a meteorological perspective Lecce within the territory of the southern Salento and has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot humid summers. Based on the average reference, the average temperature of the coldest month, January is around to +9 ° C, while that of the hottest month, August, is about 30.1 ° C. The average annual rainfall, which are around 676 mm, have a minimum in spring and summer and a peak in autumn-winter. However, in summer, are quite frequent spikes that bring the temperatures to reach - and sometimes exceed - +40 ° C. In July 1987, the city of Lecce reached the 44.4 ° C, while in January 1979 the weather station of Lecce Galatina marked -12 ° C.

Public transport

Rail: The rail connections to the north are insured by the State Railway Station, part of the circuit Centostazioni. The station is an important railway junction Lecce in Apulia, the end point of the historic Railroad Adriatic. In addition, local service is guaranteed by the Ferrovie del Sud Est
Aéroports: The airport of San Cataldo Lecce, located 6 km east of the village, is a civilian airport private, not open to commercial traffic. The airport of Lecce-Galatina, in fact site in the municipalities of Galashiels and Lequile, is entrusted with the Air Force and therefore closed to aviation civile.L 'commercial airport of reference for the city is therefore the International Airport of Salento Brindisi, links to and which occur from recent City Airport Terminal in Lecce.



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