Our most recommended things to do in Lecce

Lecce: Baroque Architecture and Underground Walking Tour

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.

Excursion to the caves of Santa Maria di Leuca

Excursion to the caves of Santa Maria di Leuca

It starts from the tourist port of Santa Maria di Leuca to reach the most fascinating caves around the bay of Santa Maria di Leuca by skirting Punta Meliso which hosts the Basilica Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, the Ligho of Leuca and the monumental staircase, we will observe the nineteenth -century villas And the so -called "Bagnarole", masonry Camerini who guaranteed confidentiality to the ladies during their bathrooms at sea. Adriatic side itinerary after a short stop in Cazzafri Grotta, continue to the Cave Terraico, of the Verduselle, Cave del Voffio and Grotta della Vora. In order to closely admire the beauty of these inlets, we will carry out a small stop for a swim under the cliff and entry into the caves. Ionian side itinerary The first cave you meet on the Ponente side, close to Punta Ristola is the Porcinara cave, immediately followed by the Devil Grotto. The excursion continues with the Cave del Fiume, the Grotta delle Tre Porte, the cave of the giants, the stable cave and the majestic cave of the dragon. Also for the ionic side there is a stop to immerse yourself in crystal clear water. This excursion includes a visit to a single side, at the discretion of the skipper.

Lecce: City Highlights Guided Tour by Bike

Lecce: City Highlights Guided Tour by Bike

Explore the splendid historical center of Lecce by bike. Pick up the time which is best for you, and dive into the sublime atmosphere so typical from southern Italy. During this visit, you will discover along with our guide the main gems of Lecce, such as the Piazza del Duomo or the Basilica di Santa Croce, as well as more hidden places but just as surprising. Travel into another time, in a 17th century borough full of narrow streets, surrounded by an architecture and a style of life which will leave you a lasting memory!

Lecce: Street Food Tasting and Walking Tour

Lecce: Street Food Tasting and Walking Tour

Meet the guide at Porta San Biagio, one of the four main old gates of the city - do all four still exist? - and start an amazing discovery of this small, but enchanting town. See what makes San Matteo church unique amang the numerous churches of the city centre. Stop in Piazza Duomo and enjoy the beauty of this elegant square unique in its "closed" shape. Learn about the old papier-mâché tradition by visiting a workshop where you will see the construction phases of a papier-mâché statue At the relaxing pace of a walk with friends, the guide will lead you across the alleys of the historic center and through anecdotes and details will let you discover the wonders of this fantastic Baroque city, such as the facade of the Basilica of Santa Croce, which looks like an embroidery or the sculptures that embellish the balconies of noble residences. You will discover the history of Piazza Sant'Oronzo, listen why a column of the Via Appia, an ancient Roman road, ended up in Lecce; why the emblem in the center of the square depicts a she-wolf and what are the allegories of the great Clock of Wonders. Between one monument and another you will stop to savor the local specialities, such as rustic: puff pastry disc filled with mozzarella, tomato and béchamel; or the pettole: small balls of leavened dough, in white or pizzaiola style, a typical appetizer on Christmas Eve and you cannot skip the pasticciotto, the king of Salento pastry: a base of shortcrust pastry filled with custard. These are just some of the samples. You'll find out the rest at the moment, we don't want to spoil the surprise!

Brindisi airport : Shuttle bus to/from Lecce

Brindisi airport : Shuttle bus to/from Lecce

Enjoy the great transport links between Brindisi Airport and Lecce Bus Station. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views of Italy from the comfort of your seat. Stay connected to the world with free wifi available on board or simply relax your body and mind to get ready for your next trips. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city in just a 40-minute ride. Choose a one-way service to or from the airport and feel safe knowing that your service is reliable and secured.

Lecce: City Highlights Guided Tour by Rickshaw

Lecce: City Highlights Guided Tour by Rickshaw

Explore the splendid historical center of Lecce, seated comfortably at the back of a rickshaw. Pick up the time which is best for you, and dive into the sublime atmosphere so typical from southern Italy. During this visit, you will discover along with our guide the main gems of Lecce, such as the Piazza del Duomo or the Basilica di Santa Croce, as well as more hidden places but just as surprising. Travel into another time, in a 17th century borough full of narrow streets, surrounded by an architecture and a style of life which will leave you a lasting memory!

Brindisi/Ostuni: Alberobello, Locorotondo, and Ostuni Tour

Brindisi/Ostuni: Alberobello, Locorotondo, and Ostuni Tour

Start with pickup from you accommodation in the city of Brindisi and Ostuni in the morning. Hop aboard a comfortable car for a scenic transfer through the Italian countryside to the UNESCO-listed city of Alberobello. Enjoy the whimsical nature of the trulli houses of Alberobello as you guide shows you around. Learn about the history of these whitewashed limestone dwellings with cone-shaped roofs. Have some free time after your tour to capture pictures and explore this charming town on your own. Pass through a countryside dotted with olive groves and vineyards on your way to the city of Locorotondo which renowned for its picturesque historic center, white-washed buildings, and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Admire the town's unique circular layout with a historic center that is perched on a hilltop, before having a break where you can purchase a delicious Apulian-style lunch. Make your way to the town of Ostuni for some free time to enjoy the town's dazzling whitewashed buildings and panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea. Venture to the historic center where you can walk maze-like streets lead to hidden piazzas, charming cafes, and boutiques selling local crafts. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the Apulia region.

From Sorrento: Day Trip to the Island of Capri

From Sorrento: Day Trip to the Island of Capri

Your tour starts from the port of Marina Piccola in Sorrento at 7:30 am. Your boat will depart at 8:00 AM. On the way to Capri, enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Sorrento coastline. Once at the port of Marina Grande in Capri, join the tour around the island to discover the island from the sea, including the Green and the White Grotto, the Faraglioni Rocks, the Natural Arch, the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, and much more.   During your 5 hours of free time, you will have time to reach the historical center of the island, Anacapri, where you can visit the main attractions of the island: Villa Saint Michel, The Red House, and the chairlift to reach the top of Mount Solaro, the highest and the most panoramic point of the island.     Then, head to Capri, the commercial part of the island with its famous Via Camerelle and Piazzetta Umberto I. End your day with boat transfer back to Sorrento at 3:15 PM.

Leuca: tour Adriatic + Ionian caves 3 h

Leuca: tour Adriatic + Ionian caves 3 h

Let yourself be guided by our skippers who will be happy to accompany you to discover the many caves and coves that characterize our coast. Discover the east side of the Adriatic and the west side of the Ionian with their fantastic views and wonderful caves. The most interesting points to discover during the tours are: Punta Ristola, Grotta del Diavolo, Grotta Mesciu Gianni, Grotta del Fiume, Grotta delle Tre Porte, Grotta dei Giganti, grotta del Presepe, Grotta degli Innamorati, Grotta del Drago, Punta Meliso, lighthouse of Santa Maria di Leuca, Terradico Cave, Grotta Gabbiani, Grotta Verdusella, Grotta del Soffio/Spruzzo, Grotta della Vora, Grotta delle Mannute. The stops to dive into the crystal clear waters of the sea of Salento will make these moments unforgettable.

From Lecce: Otranto, S.M. Leuca, Gallipoli & Galatina Tour

From Lecce: Otranto, S.M. Leuca, Gallipoli & Galatina Tour

This tour will give you the opportunity to visit 4 of the most picturesque towns in Salento on a comfortable minivan with air conditioning and a professional driver who will give you information about the history of the towns and the places to visit. A scenic route from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea, between rocky coasts, small bays and white Caribbean-style beaches. The first stop of the tour is Galatina a real gem of art, history and traditions. The wonderful Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria is second only to the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi for the presence of many frescoes inside, which were created by Giotto's disciples. Other monuments to visit are the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, and the ancient "courtyard houses" and the buildings situated in the historic centre. The second stop is Otranto, one of the most beautiful coastal villages in Salento.The town of Otranto is full of history and every corner highlights the passage of different civilizations, including the Romans, the Byzantines, the Ottomans and the Aragoneses. You will have free time to visit the splendid Cathedral, the Church of Saint Peter in perfect Byzantium style, the Castle, the Towers, the mighty Pelasgi Bastions and the Walls that surrounded the whole of the ancient city. After Otranto you will reach Santa Maria di Leuca, along the wonderful Adriatic coast, characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea, caves and bays with rocky bottom. Along the way you will admire Santa Cesarea Terme, Castro Marina and the Ciolo Fiord. Santa Maria di Leuca is truly the heel of Italy, the place where the Ionian Sea meets the Adriatic Sea. From this tip of Puglia, you will admire spectacular views of the harbor and the sea, as well as the sanctuary of Santa Maria de "Finibus Terrae". After Santa Maria di Leuca, along the Ionian coast, you will reach Gallipoli, considered the pearl of the Ionian Sea. This Greek city can be divided into two areas: the new village, where the tourist facilities and modern buildings arise, and the old city. The old part of the city is located on a limestone island connected to the mainland by a 17th century bridge. You will have free time at disposal to explore the historic centre characterized by a labyrinthine weave of narrow streets, home to traditional shops of local handicrafts, numerous impressive Baroque churches and aristocratic palazzi. Also worth seeing are the Cathedral dedicated to St. Agatha, one of the best examples of Baroque in Salento, the Angevine Castle built in the 13th century and the Greek Fountain, one of the oldest fountains in Italy.

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We had a lovely time. Thank you Antonella. Your depth of knowledge made the tour interesting and you engaged with each of us. We enjoyed listening to the history and your experiences. We only travelled to Lecce for the tour and it was def worthwhile

Our guide Giancarlo showed us many interesting places in Lecce and we were also able to try many of the city's delicious specialties. It was a lot of fun and we would definitely book a tour with Giancarlo again.

Erica was very good she had two of us English and two French and coped so well switching languages!

Very interesting tour and museum. Thank you for keeping history alive.

the clarity of the explanations and friendliness of the guide