Lecce – 16th century and Baroque period

Known as the ‘Baroque Capital’ and famous for its 17thcentury churches,Lecce boasts incredibly imposing16thcentury buildings, such as Charles V Castle, the fortification walls and the ancient Piazza dei Mercanti, a commercial heart linked to the Venetian presence (as evidenced by the smallRenaissance Church of San Marco and the ancient building named Sedile) which today is known as Sant’Oronzo Square.

Porta Napoli, Duomo Square (Cathedral, Bell Tower, Seminary,Episcopal Palace) Basilica of Santa Croce, Palazzo dei Celestini, Sant’Oronzo Square, Church of Santa Chiara, Church of Sant’Irene, Church of  Gesù, Church of San Matteo, Charles V Castle (churches have entrance fees).

Time: 2 hrs 30 mins