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Lecce is known as the baroque masterpiece of Southern Italy. Situated in the region of Puglia, it is a popular tourist destination with both the Adriatic and Ionian seas within easy reach of the city. The most famous building in Lecce is the Basilica di Santa Croce, a richly decorated Baroque Church completed in 1695.
The city has two main centres where people congregate, the Piazza Sant’Oronzo and the Piazza del Duomo. Also worth visiting are its Roman theatre and its museum, the Museo Teatro Romano. Lecce is renowned for having some of the best cuisine in the whole of Italy and reflecting this is the number of culinary schools in and around the city.
There are a number of walking and hiking routes from Lecce to other picturesque towns in the surrounding region of Salento. The beautiful coastal town of Otranto, for example, around 50km to the south is a popular destination for those on a walking or biking holiday in Lecce. All coastal routes are particularly scenic with Salento’s coast dotted with many watchtowers dating back to the 15th and 16th century.
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