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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: Rickshaw Guided City Highlights Tour

2. Lecce: Rickshaw Guided City Highlights Tour

Experience a pleasant, multilingual (shared) or monolingual (private) tour in the comfort of modern, environmentally friendly rickshaws with an experienced guide. The tour starts with a visit to the main sights, through the characteristic narrow streets of the historical center. Discover the huge Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. The tour continues by discovering the monumental entrance to the city, Porta Napoli, to continue with the fascinating Basilica of Santa Croce, which reveals the artistic development of the Lecce Baroque. The tour ends by pedaling to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, where among historical buildings and churches you will discover the Roman remains of the Roman amphitheater. Between history and culture, the inevitable is the discovery of typical flavors, a tasting of the excellences available according to the season. Enjoy a little tasting of a local products during the tour.

Lecce: Baroque Architecture and Underground Walking Tour

3. 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.

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

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

Take part in this tour to visit four of the most picturesque towns in Salento: Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipoli, and Galatina. Follow a scenic route from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea, between rocky coasts, small bays, and white Caribbean-style beaches. Stop first in 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. Enjoy 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, reach Santa Maria di Leuca, along the wonderful Adriatic coast, characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea, caves, and bays with rocky bottoms. Along the way, admire Santa Cesarea Terme, Castro Marina, and the Ciolo Fiord. Enjoy exploring Santa Maria di Leuca, the heel of Italy, where the Ionian Sea meets the Adriatic Sea. From this tip of Puglia, marvel at spectacular views of the harbor and the sea, as well as the sanctuary of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae. Next, arrive at Gallipoli, 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 part of the city, which is located on a limestone island connected to the mainland by a 17th-century bridge. Walk through a labyrinth of narrow streets in the historic center, home to traditional shops with local crafts, impressive Baroque churches, and aristocratic palazzi. See the Cathedral dedicated to St. Agatha, the Angevine Castle, and the Greek Fountain, one of the oldest fountains in Italy. Lastly, see Galatina, a gem of art, history, and tradition. Visit the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul and the ancient "courtyard houses". Stop at the Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria is known for the mesmerizing frescoes inside, which were created by Giotto's disciples.

From Lecce: Full-Day Salento Tour with Professional Guide

5. From Lecce: Full-Day Salento Tour with Professional Guide

This tour will give you the opportunity to visit the four most significant towns in Salento: Galatina, Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca and Gallipoli. Galatina, a real gem of art, history and traditions. Of extraordinary beauty is, in particular, the Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 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 historical centre. Otranto is Italy’s easternmost town and is well-known as “Porta d’Oriente” (literally, “Door to the Orient”) 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. 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 make Otranto one of the most interesting cultural destinations in South Italy. 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 sits on the southernmost tip of the Salentine peninsula, bathed by two seas, the Ionian Sea to the west and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Santa Maria di Leuca is a tourist center famous for its colourful natural landscape that blends in with its majestic architecture. Located on the Japigo promontory is the Basilica of Santa Maria De Finibus Terrae (at the ends of the earth). From the Basilica you can reach the old port on foot via two ramps of 300 steps each. Gallipoli is considered the pearl of Salento. 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. The historic centre is 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.

Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

6. 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.

Lecce: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

7. Lecce: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal to you the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

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

8. 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.

Apulian Cooking Course with Menu

9. Apulian Cooking Course with Menu

Looking to WOW your friends and family with some amazing new dishes? Green Italy's cookery course offers the opportunity to master some wonderful seasonal dishes to add to your repertoire. Selection of starters, main courses and desserts covered, recipes for all supplied. Enjoy a cooking class of 4.5 hours in a typical house and family of Puglia. Is available In the morning and in the afternoon. Menu Starters - Focaccia - Fried zucchini flowers. - Marinated zucchini - Fresh salad First Dish - Home made pasta "Orecchiette" with meat sauce Second Dish - Meat Rolls (Braciola) ,meat balls and eggplant parmesan Dessert - Crostata

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

Thanks to Audrey and Davide for a nice and interesting tour of the historic city of Lecce. They told us several humorous anecdotes and explained several super interesting facts and details about the architecture and the history of the buildings of the city. As a bonus, a leccese and pasticciotto coffee, a real delight! ❤️

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.

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

Davide and Luna were the BEST!!! We are so glad to have found this tour of Lecce!! Thank you!!

guide very prepared and attentive to all participants