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|Duomo Lecce Cathedeal|
|Church of Santa Croce|
|Church of Santa Chiara|
|Church of San Matteo|
|Church of Rosario|
|Church S Maria Provvidenza|
|Lecce Town Hall|
|Piazza Oronzo Square|
|What To Do In Lecce|
|Where is Lecce|
Lecce - Italy
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Lecce is the capital of the populous province of Puglia, in the flattest of Salento. Lecce is also the largest cultural and economic center of the Salento peninsula and is known as the Florence of the South, the beauty of its monuments in Baroque style.
Duomo Lecce Cathedeal
The Cathedral of Lecce, situated in the homonymous square, dates back to 1144 but was rebuilt at the behest of Bishop Luigi Giuseppe Lecce Zimbalo Pappacoda architect since 1659. The Cathedral of Lecce, dedicated to Maria Santissima Assunta, has the distinction of having two faces, one of them visible from the entrance of the square is the secondary, full of scenic embellishments, while the main, less visible, is much simpler.
Church of Santa Croce
The Basilica of Santa Croce was begun in 1353, but the work was completed only in 1700 by architects Lecce Riccardi, Zimbalo and Penna.
The castle is a castle town Lecce, just steps from the historic center, near Piazza Sant'Oronzo. Lecce Castle was built by Emperor Charles V in the middle of the sixteenth century and its design and construction was entrusted to Gian Giacomo of, general engineer of the Kingdom of Naples.
The Roman Theatre of Lecce was accidentally discovered in 1929 during excavations for certain work performed in the gardens of two buildings of the city. The Roman Theatre of Lecce, in the historic center, is of uncertain date, has been classified as belonging to the Augustan period.
Church of Santa Chiara
The Church of Santa Chiara is one of the most beautiful and famous churches of Lecce, in the historic center of the city, behind Piazza S. Oronzo, overlooking the piazza Vittorio Emanuele. The Church of St. Clare was built in 1429 by the will of the bishop of Lecce Thomas Ammirato and his most famous is the particular ceiling, made entirely from papier mache.
Church of San Matteo
The Church of St. Matthew goes back to 1667 by the architect Giovanni 'Larducci Andrea, is a typical example of baroque architecture of the full central Italy. The Church of St. Matthew's was built on the foundations of an ancient chapel dedicated also to St. Matthew XV, which was attached a convent of the Franciscan Third Order.
Church of Rosario
The Church of St. John the Baptist or of the Rosary was built between 1691 and 1728, by Giuseppe Zimbalo the behest of the Dominican friars.
Church S Maria Provvidenza
The Church of St. Mary of Providence, also known as the Church of Alcantarine, Alcantarine nuns who occupied the nearby monastery has since been demolished, is located in the ancient town of Lecce and was built in the early '700 architect Giuseppe Cino. Despite the Renaissance and Baroque ornamentation, the Church of St. Mary of Providence is a simple three religious architecture of Lecce.
Lecce Town Hall
Town Hall and Palace of the Province of Lecce. It is on the side of the Basilica of Santa Croce
Lecce is also famous for its beautiful and ancient city center of Lecce porte.Il it is still surrounded by a wall of the sixteenth century., Now largely destroyed. Lecce had originally four gates: Arc de Triomphe (Porta Napoli), Rudiae Porta, Porta San Biagio and Porta San Martino, it finally collapsed in the nineteenth century.
Piazza Oronzo Square
Oronzo Square in the center of Lecce, named after the patron saint of Lecce, Sant'Oronzo, in 1656 after the city was saved from a terrible plague that decimated the population of the Kingdom of Naples. At the center of the square stands the Column of St. Horace, 29 meters high, which supports the copper statue of the saint.
The Marine Lecce are six, distributed on the east coast of Salento, mostly low and sandy, some rocky sections. The six Marines are San Cataldo di Lecce, Frigole, Torre Chianca (Torricella) Spiaggiabella, Torre and Rinalda Casalabate.