Church of the Holy Cross, Lecce

Church of the Holy Cross, Lecce: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lecce: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

1. Lecce: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

Visit Lecce by foot. Take a private tour and discover the most beautiful places with an experienced guide. Choose between a morning, afternoon or evening departure and discover the spirit of fascinating Lecce. Admire historical attractions, including the Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Sant'Oronzo and the ornate Basilica of Santa Croce, as well as Piazza Duomo. Learn about authentic local culture and traditions and sample mouth-watering food, such as gelato or bruschetta, and a glass of wine. Enjoy a flexible itinerary and individual attention from your guide.

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: Rickshaw Guided City Highlights Tour

3. 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: Street Food Tour by Bike

4. 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: Highlights Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop

5. Lecce: Highlights Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as Porta Napoli, the city monumental entrance; the charming Santa Croce Basilica with its Baroque style and Saint Oronzo square. Tour goes on along the authentic narrow streets to discover the roman vestiges of the amphitheater and theater as well as the other minor squares and churches to find out the original artistic development of the Baroque style in the city. Tour ends meeting Mr. Claudio, a local artisan, who will teach us the papier maché tecniques and unveil the secrets of his famous atelier. During the workshop and together with him we will create a real small statue to take back home.

Lecce: Tour and Artisanal Ice-Cream Workshop

6. Lecce: Tour and Artisanal Ice-Cream Workshop

The private tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as Porta Napoli, the city monumental entrance; the charming Santa Croce Basilica with its Baroque style and Saint Oronzo square. Tour goes on along the authentic narrow streets to discover the roman vestiges of the amphitheater and theater as well as the other minor squares and churches to find out the original artistic development of the Baroque style in the city. Tour ends in a small ice creamery craft workshop, located in the old town. We will learn how to recognise the best ingredients and how to prepare a delicious artisanal ice cream, guided by the expert hands of Sandra.You just have to taste it!

Lecce: E-Scooter Tour and Wine Tasting with Wine Specialist

7. Lecce: E-Scooter Tour and Wine Tasting with Wine Specialist

Glide through the historic city of Lecce on an electric scooter with this guided tour. Taste fine Salento wines with an oenologist and admire city highlights, including the Basilica di Santa Croce and the Piazza del Duomo. Begin your tour in Lecce's Old Town and learn about its distinct architectural treasures. Glide through the streets, stopping outside major attractions, including Porta Napoli, the Basilica di Santa Croce with its baroque style, and Sant’Oronzo Square. Hear the history behind each turn with your guide as you navigate the winding streets. Continue to the Amphitheater, the Roman Theater, and marvel at the immense Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Finish your tour at a wine cellar for a wine-tasting session with three wines from the Puglia Region: a Negroamaro, a Primitivo, and a Susamaniello. Learn about the transformation of grapes into wine, the grapes suitable for production, and the wine-making process itself from the oenologist.

Lecce: Guided Walking Tour & Wine Tasting with a Wine Expert

8. Lecce: Guided Walking Tour & Wine Tasting with a Wine Expert

Discover the historic city of Lecce on a private or shared guided walking tour and wine tasting. See the beautiful Santa Croce's Basilica and the massive Piazza del Duomo and learn about the delicious Salento wines of the area. Begin your tour with a stroll through Lecce. Stop at the Porta Napoli, the monumental entrance to the city, before heading to the baroque Santa Croce’s Basilica. Continue through the old town's narrow streets to reach the heart of Lecce, the Sant’Oronzo Square. Stop to admire the ancient Amphitheater and the Roman Theater before continuing to the immense Piazza del Duomo. Finish your walking tour at a local wine shop, where you'll meet an oenologist (wine expert). Taste 3 wines from the Puglia region: a negroamaro, a Primitivo, and a susamaniello, accompanied by light refreshments. As you sip, hear about the production process and techniques used to transform grapes into wine and the types of grapes used from your wine expert.

Lecce: Street Food Tour by E-Scooter

9. 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.

Lecce: Street Food Tour by Rickshaw

10. Lecce: Street Food Tour by Rickshaw

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.

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What people are saying about Church of the Holy Cross, Lecce

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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! ❤️

Very interesting bike tour. Although we had already visited the city a little, we learned a lot. And it's nice to ride a bike in Lecce. Thanks to Agathe, our French-speaking guide who took good care of us.

Great tour through out the city . Our tour guide was great , very Knowledgeable, and kept the tour upbeat and fun! It’s a beautiful city tour by bike. Refreshments are included also .

The tuc tuc ride with Luna's company was very good. He speaks perfect Spanish and demonstrated solid knowledge of Lecce, history, culture and art! We would do it again!!

Very informative tour of the city of Lecce thanks to the in-depth knowledge of our friendly guide Agathe whom we warmly recommend.