Chiesa di Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross)
This church is a baroque masterpiece
Via Umberto I, 3, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
When Luciano Faggiano tried to repair a broken pipe, he discovered 2,000 years’ worth of archeological finds. The only private museum in Lecce.
Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
Masterpiece of baroque architecture.
Piazza del Duomo, 73100 Lecce
Church of Santa Chiara
Spectacular carvings on the interior of the church.
Piazzetta Vittorio Emanuele II, 73100, Lecce
Joyce Irish Pub
Irish pub dedicated to James Joyce in Lecce. Wonderfully incongruous.
Via Matteo da Lecce 5, Lecce, Italy
La Notte della Taranta Festival
Annual music festival held in August celebrating local music and culture, especially that of the Griko people.
Quirky private residence of Vincent Brunetti. Crazy mosaics, sculptures, paintings and kitsch. No admission fee, no tour, this is Vincent’s home, please proceed respectfully.
Via Case Sparse 718, Guagnano
Torre Sant’Andrea rock formations
Interesting rock formations just off the shore and caves.
Torre Sant’Andrea, Melendugno, Puglia
Festival held each August to celebrate the peasant food of Puglia. Lots of music, too.
Piazza Aldo Moro, Maglie, Puglia
Town filled with adorable trulli houses
Dune di Campomarino
Sand dunes lead to a peaceful beach
Paper mache figure at Cartapesta Riso, Lecce, Italy
SP122, 74020 Campomarino TA, Italy