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From Lecce: Ostuni, Alberobello, Polignano Tour

1. From Lecce: Ostuni, Alberobello, Polignano Tour

Immerse yourself in Italian culture by visiting three authentic villages on a day trip from Lecce. Take in the dramatic landscape and medieval architecture as you stroll around. Discover what daily life is like for local people while you discover each town at your own pace. The first stop of the tour is Ostuni, known as the "White City", a wonderful medieval village, rich with alleys and whitewashed houses, which recalls an oriental landscape. You will have free time to visit the old town centre, called "la terra" ("the land"), characterized by alleys, sloping stairs, courtyards and small squares, where whitewashed houses, craft shops and typical small shops appear. After Ostuni you will reach Alberobello, crossing some charming villages located on top of the hills. The landscape is a continuous succession of ancient olive trees and trulli. Visiting the beautiful Alberobello is like a journey in a timeless country. You will have free time at disposal to explore its characteristic historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is integrally made up of Trulli, particular white, pyramidal structures that make it unique in the world and represent one of the most extraordinary examples of Italian folk architecture. Particularly striking are the two districts: "Rione Monti" with its local handcraft shops and "Aia Piccola", where the most ancient Trulli and little museums are situated. After Alberobello, descending towards the Adriatic Sea, you will reach the beautiful Polignano a Mare, birthplace to the famous Domenico Modugno. Polignano a Mare stands on a cliff falling sheer to the sea. You will have free time at disposal to explore the historic centre and the remains of Roman rule. Among the latter, the bridge of the Via Traiana, still viable. Entering the historic centre,

Lecce: Baroque Architecture and Underground Walking Tour

2. Lecce: Baroque Architecture and Underground Walking Tour

The tour starts with a visit to the majestic Santa Croce Church, the jewel in the crown of Lecce’s Baroque architecture. From here, explore the nearby Piazza Sant’Oronzo, the former market square where you can find the Old Town Hall, the Roman Column, and the remains of a huge Roman amphitheater. Continue the tour with a walk through the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, which boasts a stunning Baroque palazzi and the recently restored Sant’Irene Church. Arrive at the breathtaking Piazza Duomo next, one of the most critically praised buildings in Italy. See the Archbishop’s Residence, the Seminary, the Bell Tower, and the cathedral. Finally, visit the underground Jewish Museum and discover the town’s fascinating Jewish history.

Lecce: Private Tour with Pasticciotto Tasting

3. Lecce: Private Tour with Pasticciotto Tasting

The discovery of Lecce starts from the beginning, pre-Roman and Roman, to the great period of the Baroque. Take a walk to the historic center that will take you to discover the wonders of Lecce, one of the most beautiful cities of southern Italy. The route starts from Porta Napoli to Piazza Duomo, Cathedral, Bell Tower, and Bishop's Seminar, the baroque heart of Lecce. Continue walking to the Church of St. Irene, Piazza Sant'Oronzo, where you can see the ruins of the Roman amphitheater, the church of San Marco and the Sedile. Walking through the streets of the old town, you will visit the Church of Santa Chiara and Roman Theatre, other important particulars of the story of Lecce. During the tour, you will taste a typical pasticciotto, a cake made with pastry and cream. The tour ends at the Basilica of Santa Croce, a jewel of Lecce Baroque and Celestine Convent.

Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

From Lecce: Full-Day Valle d'Itria Tour with Guide

5. From Lecce: Full-Day Valle d'Itria Tour with Guide

A tour to the discovery of 3 characteristic villages of Itria Valley: Alberobello, Ostuni, Martina Franca. The whole Valley is surrounded by wonderful countrysides dominated by a rich vegetation and natural landscapes and includes picturesque villages. Each of these villages seems enveloped in a magical, almost fairytale-like atmosphere. Alberobello, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1996, is the town in Puglia with the largest number of Trulli. Destination of millions of tourists crowding its narrow streets, Alberobello offers visitors a unique scenario. Particularly striking are the two districts: "Rione Monti" with its local handcraft shops and "Aia Piccola", where the most ancient Trulli and little museums are situated. Martina Franca is in the eastern hills of the Murge. It is a melting pot of history and art. Its historical centre, very charming and quaint, appears to the visitor in a spectacular maze of narrow streets, whitewashed houses, charming streets, old churches and wrought iron balconies. Among the structures that characterize the Old Town are the Palazzo Ducale, the Palazzo Stabile, the Basilica of San Martino, Piazza XX Settembre and Piazza Roma. Ostuni is known as the “White City" par excellence. It is situated on the Murge Hills with steep walls and its historic centre, painted only in white, is a proliferation of plans, of ups and downs, of alleys and stairways, of tangled streets that cross arches and squares. On its summit stands the monumental Cathedral, in late Gothic style.

Lecce: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

6. Lecce: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

Taste the traditional flavors of Italy with a cooking demonstration and dining experience, led by an expert home cook. Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes as your guide shares their cooking wisdom, which has been passed down in their family for generations. Wander through the local area with your guide to shop for the ingredients to use in your cooking class. Learn how to choose the best produce, and enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of the Italian market. Back at your local guide’s home, immerse yourself in a private cooking class. Discover the secrets of some of the most famous regional cuisine. Put your cooking skills to the test and then enjoy a meal to taste everything you’ve made, accompanied by a selection of local wines. 

Lecce: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

7. Lecce: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Lecce: Street Food Tour by Bike

8. Lecce: Street Food Tour by Bike

The tour begins with a visit to the main sights, passing through the characteristic narrow streets of the historic centre, we discover the majestic Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful in Italy. The tour continues by discovering the monumental entrance to the city, Porta Napoli, and continues with the fascinating Basilica of Santa Croce, which reveals the artistic development of Lecce Baroque. The tour concludes by pedalling to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, where we discover the remains of the Roman amphitheatre among historical buildings and churches. Between history and culture, the experience of typical flavours is a must. Tastings of excellences of our territory among those available according to the season.

Lecce: Best of Lecce Walking Tour and Pasticciotto Tasting

9. Lecce: Best of Lecce Walking Tour and Pasticciotto Tasting

Did you know that Thomas Ashe named Lecce the “most beautiful city in Italy”? You have a chance to find out for yourself! The historical center and the monuments of Lecce are rich in unusual ornaments and colorful decorations. Would you like to find out what they characterize? Together with the professional local guide, you will walk through this wonderful city. It is a must for lovers of art and culture. Is Lecce on the heel of the boot? At the end of the tour, the guide will take you to the local bakery. You will try “Apasticciotto”- a famous traditional pastry. You have to pay extra for the church entrance. You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Basilica di Santa Croce - Centro Storico - Museo Faggiano - P.za del Duomo - Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption and Saint Orontius

Lecce: Street Food Tour by E-Scooter

10. Lecce: Street Food Tour by E-Scooter

Discover the sights and tastes of Lecce on a guided tour. Zoom through the narrow streets to take in the main attractions, including piazzas, churches, the remains of a Roman amphitheater, and more. Stop along the route to sample delicious seasonal specialties and meet the locals who make them. Meet your guide, climb on your e-scooter, and head off to visit the main sights, passing through the characteristic narrow streets of the historic center. Discover the majestic Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, with the Cathedral of Maria Santissima Assunta at its center. Continue to the monumental entrance to the city, Porta Napoli, then the fascinating Basilica of Santa Croce, which reveals the artistic development of Lecce Baroque. Next, head to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, where you will discover the remains of a Roman amphitheater among historical buildings and churches.

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What people are saying about Lecce

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4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

We had an amazing experience at Guilia's home. She made us feel at ease when we got there and served us some of the best food we had in Italy. We'll be back!

Dileta was a wonderful guide. She kept the right pace, with great historical facts. Our family enjoyed the tour a lot. We did not see the time pass by.

Beautiful trip! The guide, Diletta, was very good and clear in explaining many things to us and telling us anecdotes. Highly recommended!

This was a great way to see the towns of the Itria Valley. Our guide Stefano was very knowledgeable and helpful.

guide very prepared and attentive to all participants