Contemporary Lecce–Art Nouveau Villas and Rational Architecture

Lecce is not only Baroque. Between the end of the 19th century and the beginningof the 20thcentury,lovelyart nouveau villas began to rise along the city avenues, such as Viale Gallipoli and Viale Lo Re, which became popular destinations for strolls in Lecce.

This itinerary narrates the beauty of this areauntilthe arrival of the twenty years of the Fascist regime, a period inwhich the city underwent countless demolitions and reconstructions. As a result, new urban expansionbetween the Charles VCastle and the central post office building was undertaken, designed to highlight the imposing Roman buildings, such as the Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre.

Walk along the two main viali, Gallipoli and Lo Re, Libertini Square, central post office building, Sant’Oronzo Square, Porta Napoli, Codacci-Pisanelli Building

Time: 3 hrs