A leisure stroll of Lecce old town between local delights and baroque extravaganza, with your local guides and food expert. This friendly walk, designed to be informative and fun, combines an overview on Lecce history, main monuments and point of interest with several food and wine tasting for a complete introduction to the history and the town its products and local delights, including an aperitivo behind the doors of private noble palaces, and many tips for independent dining and further exploration.
Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed the “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. Lecce is the triumph of Baroque, which deserves more attention since it represents the most dramatic point of contact between faith and art; it reaches its highest level in the architectural eccentricity of its renowned world capital: Lecce. Santa Croce Basilica alone is worthy of a trip to Salento from the farthest places in the world.
Disponibile: dalle 5pm
Duration: 3/4 hours
Includes: guiding, all tasting (cakes, ice cream, wine, cheese, cured meat & preserves)
Cost: from € 160 per person