Walking tour along the streets of the historic center embellished by beautiful baroques style churches and buildings. The tour includes the visit to some Roman and Renaissance monuments. Itinerary: Porta Napoli, Duomo Square, Cathedral, Bishop Palace, St. Irene church, St. Oronzo Square, Roman Amphitheatre, Holy Cross Basilica and Celestini Palace.
Duration: 2 hrs – € 12,00 (vat included) for person (minimum 10 persons)
The tour begins with the visit of the area around St. Oronzo sq., where probably the Jewish community built their first synagogue in Lecce. Then continues in the “Frasca island” known as the place where the Jewish community lived during the 13th century. Finally, your guide will take you to the area of Basilica of Santa Croce, which stands on what was originally the Jewish neighborhood. The Jews were forced to leave Lecce in 1541 during the reign of Charles V.
Duration: 1 hr and 15 mins approx. – € 12,00 (vat included) for person (minimum 10 persons)
Saturday, August 3 – Half day tour to Otranto
The walking tour includes the visit of the historic centre of the town also named “The gate to the east” and the visit of the famous and enigmatic mosaic flooring of the Cathedral.
Itinerary: Porta Marina, Bulwarks, Aragonese Castle, Cathedral (with the bones of the martyrs and the mosaic floor), Crypt, St. Peter basilica, Alfonsina tower and Porta Terra.
€ 30,00 (vat included) for person and includes transportation and guide (minimum 25 persons)
Sunday, August 4 – full day tour To Valle d’Itria
The Itria Valley spreads over the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto, and coincide with the lower part of Murgia upland (Low Murgia).
Itinerary: the tour is dedicated to the discovery of the history of Alberobello famous throughout the world because of its peculiar domestic architecture called “trullo” and named UNESCO world heritage in 1996; visit includes a walk along the streets of the Aia piccola and Monti districts.
Departure from Lecce at 10:30 am,
Arrival at Alberobello at 12:30 am
Lunch in a typical restaurant
Afternoon: Alberobello and its trulli
Return to Lecce
€ 100,00 (vat included) for person, including: guide, transportation and a typical lunch (minimum 25 persons)