Province of Lecce trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
Province of Lecce
Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.Plan the details of your Province of Lecce holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Italy trip planning tool.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Province of Lecce
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Province of Lecce tours
Street Food Tour of Lecce & City Sightseeing with Local Guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $47
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Lecce Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $31
Duration: 2 hours
Places to visit in Province of Lecce
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Province of Lecce
See all ›
See all ›
Outdoors in Province of Lecce
Recently planned trips to Province of Lecce
11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, relaxing, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, relaxing, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM ITALY October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Alessano BY A USER FROM UKRAINE October, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy