Lecce

The capital of Puglia baroque style

On a guided tour of Lecce, you will admire elegant baroque palaces and magnificent baroque churches constructed from the warmly colored Lecce stone. These beautiful buildings surround the ancient ruins of what was once a Roman city called Lupiae. In this beautiful town, just below the ground level of the main square, we can find a restored 2nd-century-AD amphitheatre, discovered about 100 years ago. During the visit, we will take you through the most charming streets in search of the other traces of the ancient times, like the roman theatre, which is hidden amidst the old town maze.

Get ready to be enchanted by the splendor of the baroque city, by the richness of the decorations, by the creativity of the sculptors, who made Lecce the so-called “Florence of the South”.

But Lecce is not just history and culture: The city also has a lively nightlife, nice shops, bars, restaurants and excellent pastry shops, where you can taste the traditional pasticciotto, a crusty pie, filled with custard and black cherry.

 

GET THE BEST FROM YOUR TOUR!

Combine the visit of Lecce with one of this experiences:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting

Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting

Visiting a traditional olive oil mill, we will learn about the traditional method of olive oil process, which uses granite millstones, ... read more

Cooking class

Cooking class

In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of ... read more

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

We will take you to the most authentic places, and we will introduce you to Apulian restaurants selected by the Slow Food Movement... read more

Food street market

Food street market

Get a taste of traditional life in Puglia! At least once a week, every Apulian town organizes a local market where you can find local ... read more

YOU CAN VISIT NEARBY

Brindisi

Brindisi

The most important Roman town in Puglia, the old “Brundisium” was connected to Rome through the ancient Via Appia—the Appian Way. ... read more

Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica is an authentic temple of gastronomy. Enjoy a fascinating walk along its enchanting streets and piazzas, in the heart ... read more

Galatina

Galatina

This charming town with Greek roots has a majestic baroque Cathedral dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul and a stunning gothic church... read more

Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Gallipoli is an enchanting coastal town rich in history because of its Greek roots and its wonderful Baroque and Renaissance buildings. read more

Grottaglie

Grottaglie

Grottaglie, the hometown of ceramic, sits on a small hill not far from Taranto, on the edge of the Murge terrace, surrounded by ... read more

Nardò, Porto Selvaggio and Santa Maria al Bagno

Nardò, Porto Selvaggio and Santa Maria al Bagno

Nardò is the most populated town of the province of Lecce, and one of the ancientest of the region. During the XVI century the city was read more

Oria and Manduria, on the path of Primitivo wine…

Oria and Manduria, on the path of Primitivo wine…

Before tasting the Primitivo di Manduria wine, we will have a walk through the alleys of the ancient towns of Oria and Manduria... read more

Ostuni

Ostuni

The gleaming white city of Ostuni sits atop the last hill of the southern Murgia plateau. Looking out from its fortifications, your eye read more

Otranto

Otranto

Otranto is the door to the East. For centuries, it was an outpost of the Byzantine Empire on Apulian soil, as well as the cultural and ... read more

Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca is truly the heel of Italy, the place where the Ionian Sea meets the Adriatic Sea. From this tip of Puglia will ... read more

Taranto

Taranto

This guided tour introduces you to the capital of Magna Graecia, the area of Italy colonized in ancient times by Greece. Discover the ... read more

What our guests think of us…

Our guests’ satisfaction is our greatest reward and we couldn’t be more proud of their reviews. That’s why we want your trip to be unforgettable!

  •   Thank you for arranging our 3 days of tours. We had specific requests/itinerary and possibly a busier itinerary than many people would want but nothing was too much trouble. Michele... read more

    Margie14
    9/19/2019
  •   This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more

    ivanaaroundtheworld
    8/20/2019
  •   This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more

    Ivana L
    8/20/2019
  •   We did an 8 day tour in July which totally exceeded our expectations. From the initial multiple communications about planning to tailor the trip to our interests, to the flawless... read more

    R321FLamandal
    8/14/2019
  •   Michele and Manuel were our tour guides in the Puglia region for a couple of days and we were picked up in a large and comfortable mini-van. The tour was... read more

    geneve_rose
    7/28/2019
  •   I found it very exciting to tour all around Puglia, Bari and Alberobello. Michele and Emmanuele,they were our tour guides. They are always capable of explaining the history of he... read more

    Carlo T
    7/19/2019
  •   We booked our tour kind of last minute and we had a very limited time since it was a cruise stop in Bari. We got greeted and picked up from... read more

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    7/16/2019