Lecce where to go and stay
Lecce is Salento’s social and cultural centre. Lecce is the city where the Baroque Art in Lecce’s stone was born and developped. The monuments in Lecce are so beautiful that the city has been called Florence of the south. Lecce has Messapian roots and under the Roman domination , was called Lupiae.
That city is perfect for walks with your children in the historical centre or to ride on bike during the night, among pompeian palaces. From “A Locanda Tù Marchese” , a historical residence with rooms and a typical salentine restaurant on terrace, Lecce is far about 46 km, you could travel to Matino by car or on bus.
Here in this article there are some suggest about which historical monuments and palace of Lecce you should visit. We at Locanda will give you other suggest to discover some hidden wonderful corners. Also during your stay in our Locanda you could have some bike trips in the hinterland and the ionic coast, workshops of pasta and pizzica dance or tasting some local product…Here in A Locanda Tù Marchese we are waiting for you, so have a look to our special offers on our web site or contact us on +39 3387441813 or by an e-mail infoalocandatumarcese.com.
Lecce what to see and do
The salentinian capital is also famous for its numerous churches which make more attractive the historical centre. The symbolic monument of Lecce’s Baroque is Santa Croce , built from 1949 to 1965 on G.Riccardi’s project. Worth of admiration are the Cathedral, among the most wonderful ones in Italy and the magnificent historical centre. Lecce has got an appealing fascination. For its numerous habits Lecce was called Athene of Apulia. In Lecce’s style one could admire its rich sculptural ornaments realized in tender Lecce’s stone.
The old city is surrounded by the remnants of the ancient walls, where one could admire Porta Rudiae (Rudiae’s gate, so called because from that point the route to Rudiae city began, Porta Napoli (napoli’s gate), also called Triumph Arch, which is set in the square with the same name or Obelisk and Porta san Biagio (Saint Biagio’s gate) which dates back to 1700. Other monuments in Lecce’s Boroque are: the Roman Amphitheatre, the Sedile or Chair Palace, built in 1592, the Government Palace, Celestin ex-monastery and numerous churches.
In Lecce a very particular art was developed, also: the paper-mache. In the past it was very useful to built statues of Saints and Madonnas for procession. Today the history and development of this ancient art is told at the Museo della cartapesta in CarloV’s castle.
Lecce how to get there
Car:coming from the A14 highway, take the exit Bari Nord and continue the freeway Brindisi-Lecce. To arrive in our Locanda you just proceed to Gallipoli and then for matino. You could park your car in S.Giorgio square, behind our Locanda.
Train: many FrecciaBianca and Intercity note arrive in Lecce. To arrive in our Locanda in Matino, you shold take a shuttle bus o another SudEst Railways train.
Plane:You arrive at brindisi Airportand then take a shuttle to lecce (about 50km).
We could manage for you all transport to arrive in our Locanda.
Info and reservations
“A Locanda Tù Marchese” via G.B Del Tufo,38 Matino (LE)
Cell: 3387441813 (anche whatapp) oppure 0833507562