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Lecce: Private Walking Food Tour

1. Lecce: Private Walking Food Tour

Embark on an exciting private tour through the city of Lecce, famous for its Baroque art and culinary specialties. Meet your local tour guide in the main square and start off by discovering the ruins of an ancient Roman theater right in the middle of the city. Then, stroll through the historic city center, taking in its refined and elegant atmosphere. Admire the local architecture, a unique style called barocco lecesse. This refers to the local stone carvings that decorate the façades of private buildings, churches, and balconies, as opposed to traditional Italian gold motifs. Throughout your walk, stop for tastings of local culinary specialties: rustico leccese (savory stuffed pastry), puccia (stuffed flatbread), pasticciotto (custard-filled puff pastry), and leccese coffee.

Lecce: Private Tour with Pasticciotto Tasting

2. Lecce: Private Tour with Pasticciotto Tasting

The discovery of Lecce starts from the beginning, pre-Roman and Roman, to the great period of the Baroque. Take a walk to the historic center that will take you to discover the wonders of Lecce, one of the most beautiful cities of southern Italy. The route starts from Porta Napoli to Piazza Duomo, Cathedral, Bell Tower, and Bishop's Seminar, the baroque heart of Lecce. Continue walking to the Church of St. Irene, Piazza Sant'Oronzo, where you can see the ruins of the Roman amphitheater, the church of San Marco and the Sedile. Walking through the streets of the old town, you will visit the Church of Santa Chiara and Roman Theatre, other important particulars of the story of Lecce. During the tour, you will taste a typical pasticciotto, a cake made with pastry and cream. The tour ends at the Basilica of Santa Croce, a jewel of Lecce Baroque and Celestine Convent.

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

3. 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: Rickshaw Tour and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

4. Lecce: Rickshaw Tour and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

Experience a private or group wine tour in the comfort of a modern, environment-friendly rickshaw with an oenologist guide. Discover its architectural treasures and learn the secrets of the wine tradition and culture of this beautiful region of Puglia in a wine cellar. Begin the tour by visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the monumental entrance to the city, Porta Napoli. Then, admire Santa Croce’s Basilica with its fascinating baroque style, and Sant’Oronzo Square. Head through the characteristic narrow streets of the old town, discovering the Amphitheater and the Roman Theater, the squares and the lovely baroque style from Lecce. Then, visit the immense Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Stop at a wine shop to taste 3 wines from the Puglia region: a negroamaro, a primitivo, and a susamaniello. An oenologist will explain the transformation of grapes into wine and explain about the production process itself, and the techniques associated with it. After the tour, you can explore the churches on your own by buying an entry ticket inside the Cathedral.

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What people are saying about Lecce

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 26 reviews

The city was beautiful! Our guide Gabriella was excellent and knew how to take us with her during each of her explanations on the monuments, the traditions, the anecdotes, the history! We were 4 adults and we had a great time. I highly recommend it!

Great mix of culture, stories, fun . The guide Gabriella did it all ! Great moment Valerie and laurent

Very good know-how about the history and exciting stories. The time just flew by.