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Lecce is a historic city in southern Italy, the capital of the province of the same name. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and it is over 2,000 years old. Mesmerising architecture, wonderful restaurants and excellent shopping greet you on your holidays to Lecce.
At around four and a half hours flight from London, and with a whole host of excellent deals on flights and accommodation available at loveholidays.com, you could be heading off on your holidays to Lecce sooner than you think.
The weather in Lecce is generally glorious from March to October with temperatures soaring between June and September. Winters are more unpredictable, and much cooler.
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Lecce is commonly nicknamed ‘The Florence of the South’ because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city. There are so many spectacular architectural sights to see that wandering the city is a real pleasure, and photography enthusiasts will be kept entertained.
One of the most important sights is the Church of the Holy Cross (Chiesa di Santa Croce). This was begun in 1353, but work was halted until 1549, to be completed only in 1695. The church has a richly decorated façade with animals, grotesque figures and vegetables, and a large rose window. Next to the church is the Government Palace, a former convent. The Duomo in Lecce (cathedral) is also one of the most significant in Italy, and well worth a visit.
Looking to relax and unwind on your holidays to Lecce? Then head to the Orto Botanico di Lecce. A botanical garden near to Lecce University that holds hundreds of species of plants, and dates back to 1814.