Baroque detail of the Basilica of Santa Croce in Lecce
Perspective of Lecce, in Puglia
The Roman Amphiteatre in Sant Oronzo square in Lecce. Built in the 2nd century this theatre was able to seat more than 25000 people
Lecce is a historic city in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.
Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation.