Discover the charming Italian city of Lecce, Italy this summer. Pack your camera and capture the fascinating architecture and historic landmarks and get ready to sample the delicious Italian cuisine within the many restaurants. Check out easyJet holidays’ guide on other things to do on holiday in Puglia, this southern area of Italy.
If you enjoy sightseeing and taking artistic snaps of incredible architecture, Lecce is the place for you. Otherwise known as ‘The Florence of the South’ this city is famed for its exquisite Baroque designs and monuments. Start with the most important landmark, the Church of the Holy Cross which was first constructed in 1353, although not finished until 1695! This church is intricately decorated with carvings of animals, vegetables and grotesque figures – so there is a lot to take in. The Government Palace is nearby here too which many will find interesting and the Duomo of Lecce cathedral is another must visit for sightseers in the city.
For the perfect spot to unwind in Lecce, head to the Lecce botanical garden, Orto Botanico di Lecce where you’ll see hundreds of plant species that date back to as far as 1814. Take a blanket and lie back to top up your tan in the glorious Lecce summer weather. If you’re heading to the botanical gardens in winter, you may want to wrap up warm – Lecce winters are a little more unpredictable!
For those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy, Lecce has an excellent choice of shops to browse. You’re sure to pick up some fabulous trinkets and souvenirs in the city whether for yourself or loved ones back home.
If you feel like traveling then a break to Brindisi which is nearby provides a great chance to get to the beach and top up your tan.
Book a stay in Lecce with easyJet holidays and make your next holiday to Italy one you can afford! There’s no need to stretch your budget when you’ll got the choice of low cost flights and cheap accommodation – with further savings when you book both together online too!