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Discover Lecce, 'The Florence of the South'

The tour of Lecce begins at Naples Gate, and I will make you visit the following Monuments: Obelisk, Palmieri st., Duomo Sq., Vittorio Emanuele st. The Roman Theater, The Roman Amphitheatre, St Oronzo Sq, StIrene church, the Celestini Building, and the spectacular Holy Cross Basilica façade.

From Lecce
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, French, Italian
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the City of Lecce, Italy
  • Visit popular landmarks such as the Roman Theatre and St. Irene Church
  • Admire the facade of the spectacular Holy Cross Basilica
  • Discover the best place in town for the perfect Rustico and Pasticciotto
Description

Join me on this live-streamed Online Experience to explore Lecce, also known as 'the Grand Dame of Puglia' and 'the Florence of the South' because of its exquisite beauty.

We will begin our virtual from Naples Gate, and stroll down the charming streets of the city to see some of its most popular landmarks: the Obelisk, Palmieri Street, Duomo Square, Vittorio Emanuele Street, the Roman Theater, the Roman Amphitheatre, St. Oronzo Square, St. Irene Church, and the Celestini Building. Each of these has an interesting story to it, and I would be happy to share them all with you.

As we amble about town, you will notice that the city's buildings are built in local limestone. I will tell you more about the joyously ornate carvings that adorn most of these, as well as enrich your experience with some funny stories about their "goose breast shape" iron-wrought balconies - I bet you wouldn't be able to guess the reason why these are usually decorated with geraniums!

If you are fond of gastronomy, we will also visit two amazing bakeries, where the best Rustico and Pasticciotto in town - maybe even in all of Apulia! - can be found. Towards the end of our tour, we will make our way to the spectacular Holy Cross Basilica, whose facade we will admire before we say our final goodbyes.
I look forward to seeing you on this exciting walk through Lecce!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 35 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 110 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Leo Fabio

I am an experienced licensed tourist guide in Apulia. I have been giving tours since 2002 to English and French-speaking clients from all over the world. I also worked as an employee at the Lecce Municipality tourist info point for 17 years, which has given me a wide perspective of my region from both an institutional and a touristic point of view.
I have usually been involved in giving Institutional tours to Representatives (Ministers, Ambassadors and so on) during their official visits and giving shore, private, customized, and small group tours.
I work mainly in the south-centre part of the region, which comprises the Salento and Itria valley areas. I am in love with this area, and during tours, I strive to transmit that same love and passion to my clients. I look forward to hosting you on this Online Experience.

From USD 43 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.