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Private Tour: Lecce City Sightseeing Including Basilica di Santa Croce

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icon3 hours 18 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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Overview

Introduce yourself to the wonders of Lecce with an expert guide and a private walking tour. See the piazzas, palaces and churches of this beautiful Baroque city with your guide during a 4-hour walk. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to visit the Basilica di Santa Croce, the ancient Roman amphitheater and the Piazza del Duomo as you explore the so-called ‘Florence of the South.’
  • Private walking tour of Lecce
  • Visit Lecce’s highlights including the Roman Amphitheatre, Basilica di Santa Croce and Piazza del Duomo
  • Admire the decorative Baroque architecture that Lecce is famous for
  • Watch a local artisan creating typical crafts
  • Learn about Lecce's history and culture from an expert guide
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour
Professional guide
Entrance tickets of Santa Croce Basilica
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Porta Napoli in central Lecce

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at Porta Napoli at your chosen start time, either morning or afternoon, to begin your private tour of Lecce, one of the jewels of Puglia.

Your first stop is more than 2,000 years back in time at the ancient Roman amphitheater right in the center of Lecce in Piazza St Oronzo. It dates from the 2nd century AD, and is a beautifully-preserved semicircle that once held 15,000 in its audience.

Next, watch an artisan at work creating the city’s traditional papier-mâché art. Then explore some of the gorgeous Baroque architecture of Lecce that has led to its nickname, “Florence of the South.” The best example of the Baroque style in the city is the Basilica di Santa Croce. Listen to your guide explain what Lecce was like during its peak artistic period, from the 16th through 18th centuries, as you admire the ornate façade of the church. Venture inside and the artistic era shifts to the less extravagant Renaissance style. Nearby, don’t miss the 17th-century Governor’s Palace, which was once a monastery.

Visit the Piazza del Duomo next, over which the Lecce Cathedral looms. This square is considered the city’s epicenter. From there, walk to a 16h-century palace that is now a private museum with one of the city’s most beautiful secret gardens. Your tour concludes back where it began, at Porta Napoli.
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  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Lecce City Sightseeing Including Basilica di Santa Croce?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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bkt0847
, Oct 2019
Great guideline...exceptional knowledge base of the Lecce area. She gave us a wonderful tour of this cute village and the culture surrounding the people who live in the area
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jsteiner2019
, Sep 2019
This was an excellent tour to take. Valeria is adorable and just a delight to talk to.... Her knowledge of the most intimate details of each church, statue and area is unquestioned....and the exercise was awesome. It allowed me and my wife the opportunity of eating a big bowl of pasta that night without the fear of gaining weight!....Truly a great tour of an amazing city!
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