Guided tour

Lecce: Walking Tour

Lecce: Walking Tour

Activity provider: TURISTI IN PUGLIA INCOMING

From US$ 49.12 per person

Lecce is an important stage for art and culture lovers, in fact, it is the main Baroque city in southern Italy. Walking in the city center is a dive into the past, between churches and antique buildings that keep precious details and decorations.

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the origins of Baroque art and learn about its evolution and impact
  • Watch papier-mache artisans at work and learn why this art form was developed
  • Stroll through the city of Lecce and admire churches and antique buildings
  • Visit city highlights, including the Roman Amphitheater and Sant'Oronzo square
  • Hear the history of the city and its contributions to art from your tour guide
Full description

Immerse yourself in the Baroque architecture of Lecce on this guided walking tour. Discover the art and culture of the city's churches, antique buildings, and papier-machè masterpieces.

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.

Includes
  • Experienced multilingual guide
  • Church entrance ticket (€6.50 per person)

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Meeting point

Next to the Caffè Alvino entrance

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is free for children under 14 years old
  • The tour requires a minimum of 3 persons to run. If the minimum is not reached by the date of the excursion, you will be offered a refund or a supplement to guarantee the tour
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 121 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Fabio L., an official regional guide, strictly local, was very professional and made us partakers of infinite peculiarities of his beloved city. In 2 hours we immersed ourselves in the history, architecture, culture, customs, traditions, craftsmanship and curiosities of Lecce. Tips for tasting local specialties are much appreciated. An authentic 5-senses experience, engaging and satisfying.

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July 18, 2021

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

June 9, 2021

Fabulous introduction to the history and life in Lecce.

Fabio was wonderful with his thorough archeological, historic and gastronomic knowledge of Lecce and Puglia in general. His style was engaging and he made us feel right at home with knowledge that we would not have found without him. His advice about restaurants was excellent and his quote “glorious food, it’s not just nutrition” was just right. He also gave us great advice on what else to see in the area.

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October 1, 2019

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