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Lecce: Walking Tour

1. Lecce: Walking Tour

Your tour begins from Sant'Oronzo square, where you will find a Roman Amphitheater which was first discovered at the beginning of the 20th Century. The itinerary goes on to the historic center, which is rich with churches and old buildings decorated by Baroque Art. During the tour, it will be possible to look at papier-machè artisans at work. This kind of art belongs to Lecce from the 17th Century, when it was conceived to decorate churches, back when the paper was the only material available. It continues to adorn the houses and the churches of this magical city thanks to old masters and young people.

Lecce: Long Bike-Rickshaw City Tour & Local Flavors

2. Lecce: Long Bike-Rickshaw City Tour & Local Flavors

Join a guided tour led by an expert multilingual guide and discover the main attractions of Lecce, visiting the city on a funny and eco-friendly rickshaw. Visit of the main turist attractions such us Sant'Oronzo square, Duomo Square and Santa Croce Basilica, as well as the amazing ruins of the Roman theather and amphitheatre and the sumptuous churches of the Baroque style.  Tour throughout  the monumental doors, the amazing historical palaces and courts and the most picturesque and hidden places of the old city, full of legends and interesting anecdote.  During this unique experience, among monuments and shops, you will visit old boutique selling local handcrafts, such us papier-mache crafts and the stones of Lecce, taste local wine and products, visit an ancient cellar collecting the best wines from allover Salento; A unique experience combining art, culture, flavours and popular traditions. Each rickshaw can accomodate 2 adults and 1/2 children up to 10 years old.

Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

3. Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Lecce Private Home Cooking Class

4. Lecce Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Lecce: Private Walking Food Tour

5. Lecce: Private Walking Food Tour

Embark on an exciting private tour through the city of Lecce, famous for its Baroque art and culinary specialties. Meet your local tour guide in the main square and start off by discovering the ruins of an ancient Roman theater right in the middle of the city. Then, stroll through the historic city center, taking in its refined and elegant atmosphere. Admire the local architecture, a unique style called barocco lecesse. This refers to the local stone carvings that decorate the façades of private buildings, churches, and balconies, as opposed to traditional Italian gold motifs. Throughout your walk, stop for tastings of local culinary specialties: rustico leccese (savory stuffed pastry), puccia (stuffed flatbread), pasticciotto (custard-filled puff pastry), and leccese coffee.

Lecce: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

6. Lecce: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

Taste the traditional flavors of Italy with a cooking demonstration and dining experience, led by an expert home cook. Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes as your guide shares their cooking wisdom, which has been passed down in their family for generations. Wander through the local area with your guide to shop for the ingredients to use in your cooking class. Learn how to choose the best produce, and enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of the Italian market. Back at your local guide’s home, immerse yourself in a private cooking class. Discover the secrets of some of the most famous regional cuisine. Put your cooking skills to the test and then enjoy a meal to taste everything you’ve made, accompanied by a selection of local wines. 

Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

7. Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

Get hands-on help preparing your own dinner from a friendly chef. Enter the home of your teacher and follow their guidance to prepare a menu of traditional Apulian recipes. You will use fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from the local market. Discover how to make perfect home made pasta. Later, enjoy the fruits of your labor with a lovely dinner with the chef. Get the recipes and continue your cooking adventure back at home.

Lecce: Best of Lecce Walking Tour and Pasticciotto Tasting

8. Lecce: Best of Lecce Walking Tour and Pasticciotto Tasting

Explore one of the most stunning places in all of Italy. The historical center and the monuments of Lecce are rich in unusual ornaments and colorful decorations. Find out the history behind them in this fabulous, informative tour on foot. It is a must for lovers of art and culture to explore Lecce, right on the heel of Italy's famous boot shape. At the end of the tour, the guide will take you to the local bakery. Sample such delicacies as the "Apasticciotto"- a famous traditional pastry.

Lecce: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

9. Lecce: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Lecce: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

10. Lecce: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal to you the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

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What people are saying about Lecce

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Very good experience can strongly recommend. Fabio knew all about history in Lecce and Salento. Came up with a lit of tips where to eat, have pastry and ice. Due to heavy rain we had to stop the tour on tuesdax ended it in Wednesday. Thank you so much for the flexibility

Very friendly and very professional guide. The tour will last 2 hours and half and we will go through all the explanations. Ens is going to discover a city full of enchantment.

We spent a really interesting morning with Aurora who brought Lecce to life for us - both past and present with her deep knowledge of the rich history of the city.

We were warmly welcomed by Stefy and Lisa. We made different kinds of pasta. It was very nice and well organized! Recommended!

Tour with the Fahrradrischka has proven itself in the narrow streets! Was entertaining and very interesting.