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Piazza Sant'Oronzo

Piazza Sant'Oronzo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lecce: Baroque Architecture and Underground Walking Tour

1. 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: Highlights Biking Tour

2. Lecce: Highlights Biking Tour

The tour begins with the visit to the main monuments, bicycle through the characteristic sights of the historical center. We will discover the majestic Piazza del Duomo, one of the most peculiar squares in southern Italy. The tour continues with the discovery of 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 ends with the stroll through Piazza Sant'Oronzo where among historic palaces and churches we will discover the Roman vestiges of the Roman Amphitheater. And enjoy a little tasting of a local product during the tour.

Lecce: Guided Rickshaw Tour

3. Lecce: Guided Rickshaw Tour

Let a multilingual expert tour guide show you the treasures of the town of Lecce on board an ecological rickshaw. In addition to the main tourist attractions, such as Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Piazza Duomo and the Basilica of Santa Croce, you can admire the glorious ruins of the Roman theater and amphitheater and the lavish Baroque churches of Lecce. Together with your guide, you will reach the monumental doors and the impressive palaces and courtyards telling the millennial history of the city. Then, you will venture down the hidden corners of the ancient hamlet, rich in legends and interesting stories. During the tour, you will have the chance to visit the ancient local craftsmanship shops, such as the papier-mâché shops or the Leccese stone carving workshops. Finally, taste some traditional wines and foods from the Salento region, riding through the city alleys on your safe and eco-friendly vehicle.

Lecce: Best of Lecce Walking Tour and Pasticciotto Tasting

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

Explore one of the most stunning places in all of Italy. The historical center and the monuments of Lecce are rich in unusual ornaments and colorful decorations. Find out the history behind them in this fabulous, informative tour on foot. It is a must for lovers of art and culture to explore Lecce, right on the heel of Italy's famous boot shape. At the end of the tour, the guide will take you to the local bakery. Sample such delicacies as the "Apasticciotto"- a famous traditional pastry.

Lecce: Guided Electric Scooter City Tour with Jewish Museum

5. Lecce: Guided Electric Scooter City Tour with Jewish Museum

Travel back in time on this guided electric scooter tour in Lecce. Gain insight into the city's facinating Roman, Jewish, and Baroque history on this unique tour. Feel like a local as you explore the city with a guide who knows it well.  Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office and board your electric scooter. Ride to the Santa Croce Church to admire this jewel of Baroque architecture. Visit the underground Jewish Museum and discover the town’s facinating Jewish history.  Continue to the Piazza Sant’Oronzo, which once was the market square. View the Old Town Hall, the Roman Column, and the remains of a huge Roman amphitheater. From here, enjoy a walk down the narrow Corso Vittorio Emanuele street which boast a Baroque palatial building and the recently restored Sant’Irene Church. Arrive at the breathtaking Piazza Duomo, where you can admire its unusual design. Make your way to the Archbishop’s Residence, the Seminary, the Bell Tower, and the cathedral. Pass by the Roman theater, the Palmieri Convitto library, and the Carlo V Castle. See the three gates of the old town at Porta Napoli, Porta Rudiae, and Porta San Biagio. Leave the historic center to admire the city walls and take in the greenery of Belloluogo Park which hosts a medieval tower. Finish your tour at the tour supplier's office where it began.

Lecce: Private Highlights Biking Tour

6. Lecce: Private Highlights Biking Tour

The tour begins with the visit to the main monuments, bicycle through the characteristic sights of the historical center. We will discover the majestic Piazza del Duomo, one of the most peculiar squares in southern Italy. The tour continues with the discovery of 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 ends with the stroll through Piazza Sant'Oronzo where among historic palaces and churches we will discover the Roman vestiges of the Roman Amphitheater.

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What people are saying about Piazza Sant'Oronzo

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 81 reviews

This was one of the most brilliant city tours I got anywhere in the world. Our guide Antonio was extremely knowledgeable and spoke fluent English. It was a brilliant start to the day in Lecce. This is how you should start your Lecce experience! And Lecce is a STUNNING place. Truly the Florence of the South.

We had the pleasure of having Luigi as a guide! He enchanted us from the first minute with the meticulous tales of history, legends, art, culture ..... with everything! 10 and praise to Luigi and thanks for the unforgettable hours spent together! Simply outstanding!

A very interesting tour. With the E-Trottint you hardly feel the heat in the streets. I got a pretty good impression of Lecce. Anna the guide told the stories very interestingly and vividly. This tour is a must.

Lots of detailed information about the historical sights, nice guide, nice ending with local coffee and cake.

Interesting tour. Excellent organization. Great guide.