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Lecce is a city in the south of Italy, and is the capital of the province of Lecce. The city enjoys the nickname "The Florence of the South" due to its widespread Baroque monuments and buildings. The city was founded by the Messapii people, but was soon overcome by the emergent Romans, and over the course of history would see many cultural changes at the hands of the Ostrogoths, Normans, and Byzantines. Today Lecce stands as an idyllic Italian destination most suited to cultural discovery and romantic getaways. Searching through thousands of hotels in Lecce can be a time consuming and stressful experience, especially if you have a particular budget and expectations in mind. With the help of Venere, booking your ideal hotel in Lecce is much simpler, especially with our range of user-submitted hotel reviews, hotel room and facilities photo galleries, and a handy map of the area around your hotel via Google maps.

What's Lecce Like?

Take a stroll through the historic streets of Lecce, and you will quickly find yourself immersed in a unique culture and laid back way of life. One of the must-see attractions is the city is the Centro Storico (Old Town), which aside from its Baroque monuments and cozy streets, also features an impressive second century Roman theater. Taking a bike tour through the city is the most scenic way of getting around, not to mention you can visit attractions such as Duomo di Lecce (Lecce Cathedral), Chiesa di San Matteo (Church of St. Matthew), and the inspiring 13th century Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross).

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Lecce

Lecce has a Mediterranean climate, and its southern position means that it experiences much hotter summers than the rest of Italy. The summer months of June to August can experience average afternoon temperatures of around 88°Fahrenheit, although it is not uncommon for it to exceed 95° Fahrenheit on occasion, so be sure to take precautions during summer. Life moves at a slow and relaxed pace in Lecce, and the locals are usually quite friendly towards visitors. Try not to expect too many locals to speak English, although plenty of them do, but memorizing a few basic phrases such as "Parla inglese?" (Do you speak English?) will go a long way. For a day trip out of Lecce, the historic Lecce railway station offers direct services to Rome, Milan, Parma, and Venice. Try out our interactive Google maps applet on the Venere website, and you can find all of the popular attractions before you go.