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Chiesa di Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross)

This church is a baroque masterpiece

Via Umberto I, 3, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy

Museo Faggiano

When Luciano Faggiano tried to repair a broken pipe, he discovered 2,000 years’ worth of archeological finds. The only private museum in Lecce.

www.museofaggiano.it/en/home/

Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy

Lecce Cathedral

Masterpiece of baroque architecture.

www.cattedraledilecce.it/videopage      

 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.

www.lanottedellataranta.it/en/

Vincent City

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

Sagra Piscialetta

Festival held each August to celebrate the peasant food of Puglia. Lots of music, too.

Piazza Aldo Moro, Maglie, Puglia

Alberobello

Town filled with adorable trulli houses

Alberobello, Italy

Dune di Campomarino

Sand dunes lead to a peaceful beach

Paper mache figure at Cartapesta Riso, Lecce, Italy

SP122, 74020 Campomarino TA, Italy