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Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce)
Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce)

Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) Tours and Activities

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In a city famous for its gorgeous baroque architecture, the Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) is a standout. With a glorious stone facade decorated with ornately carved animals, gargoyles, flora, and a large rose window, this 17th-century masterpiece is a feast for the eyes and a highlight of Lecce.

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Via Umberto 1, Lecce, Italy, 73100
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Lecce Bike Tour

Lecce Bike Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Lecce on a leisurely bike tour. Pedal through the flat, bike-friendly streets and piazzas with a local guide and visit highlights like the Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, and the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater. Enjoy the fresh air and flexibility of a 2-wheeled tour, and stop often to snap photos, browse local boutiques, and sample regional food and wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.60
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$39.60
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Lecce Street Food Tour

Lecce Street Food Tour

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The city of Lecce is known for both its Baroque architecture and excellent street food. With this experience, discover the best of both without getting footsore by combining sightseeing and food tasting in a single bike tour. Zip through the picturesque lanes of the old town to take in the historic palaces and churches, stopping to sample local delicacies like “puccia”, “taralli”, and “pettole” washed down with Puglian wines.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.26
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$74.26
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Private Tour: Lecce Guided Walking Tour

Private Tour: Lecce Guided Walking Tour

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One of the jewels of Puglia, Lecce is rich in history and world-class sights—and a private walking tour is the perfect way to get up close and personal and immerse yourself in the city’s atmosphere. Admire the ruins of the city’s Roman–era amphitheater, see the baroque splendors of the Piazza del Duomo, take in the Basilica di Santa Croce, and learn more from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.77
per group
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$222.77
per group

Lecce Shopping and Handicrafts Tour

Lecce Shopping and Handicrafts Tour

Lecce is famous for its traditional handicrafts, papier-mâché figures, and artisan products, and this 3-hour shopping tour offers the inside scoop on shopping in the city. Along the way, admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo; shop for souvenirs at luxury boutiques and ateliers; then relax with a traditional Italian aperitivo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.20
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$41.20
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Best of Lecce walking tour

Best of Lecce walking tour

Discover the stories of southern Lecce without spending a fortune on guidebooks with this morning tour of the city center. Starting from the iconic Piazza del Duomo, hear the history of this city as told through its buildings. Visit sites from across the ages, from the classical Roman amphitheater to the baroque Basilica di Santa Croce. Don’t get pushed to the back of the group, either: on this small group walking tour, get personalized attention from your guide and answers to all your questions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.63
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$86.63

Lecce Rickshaw City Tour

Lecce Rickshaw City Tour

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Immerse yourself in the rich architectural array of Lecce during a private 3-hour rickshaw tour of the charming city. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, greet your guide and climb aboard your comfortable rickshaw. Cruise past historical highlights like the Roman amphitheater; absorb the Baroque beauty of monuments like the Basilica di Santa Croce; and delve into authentic local culture as you stop to sample local specialties in popular eateries. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.92
Price varies by group size
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$88.92
Price varies by group size
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Best of Lecce Private Food And Sightseeing tour

Best of Lecce Private Food And Sightseeing tour

Enjoy this 3.5-hour food tasting tour into one of the most enchanting and magic cities of the Southern Italy. Walk through the historic city centre, stopping to sample the traditional cuisine: be impressed by the taste of the rustico, the flavour of local salami, the crunchy bite of tarallini and even more! An amazing walking and tasting food throughout the alleys of breathtaking embroideries of Barocco architecture with an exciting tasting experience of the best local food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$234.15
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$234.15
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Lecce Walking Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

Lecce Walking Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

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Explore the hidden corners of Lecce and meet a local artisan for a papier mâché workshop during this walking tour. Maximize time spent in Lecce with an itinerary that includes the top landmarks in the old town plus a tasting of local products such as cheese, salami, and gelato. Learn about papier mâché techniques during a workshop in a typical atelier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.50
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$140.50
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Lecce Guided Walking Tour and Lunch with typical products

Lecce Guided Walking Tour and Lunch with typical products

Nestled in Italy’s southern Apulia region, the historic city of Lecce prides itself on its fresh, local produce—with family recipes passed down the generations. On this walking tour, follow your guide through the city streets and hit to pattractios including the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Roman amphitheater ruins. Sample locally made cheeses, wines, and ‘salumi’ (cold cuts of Italian meat), and gain insight into the role food plays in Lecce society.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.46
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$132.46

Lecce the Florence of the South from Central Apulia

Lecce the Florence of the South from Central Apulia

Explore how very different, friendly and playful Baroque style can be in the honey-colored “Florence of the South”. Visit Lecce, famed city of art and birthplace of the marvelous  "barocco Leccese". Besides the mesmerizing virtuously carved fine-grained honey-colored local limestone decorations of the impressing churches, monumental monasteries and renaissance and baroque style noble houses, which made Lecce so famous, the second most important and still kept alive artisanship is papier-mâché art. Discover how local craftsmen express their art in the numerous little papier-mâché "botteghe" in the historical district.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.66
Price varies by group size
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$284.66
Price varies by group size

Lecce Shopping Tour by Rickshaw

Lecce Shopping Tour by Rickshaw

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Lecce is famous for its traditional handicrafts, papier-mâché figures, and artisan products, and this 3-hour shopping tour offers the inside scoop on shopping in the city. Admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica, Porta Napoli, and Saint Oronzo square on a rickshaw ride; shop for souvenirs at luxury boutiques and ateliers; then relax with a traditional Italian aperitivo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.21
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$60.21
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Lecce Rickshaw Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

Lecce Rickshaw Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

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Lecce is famous for its papier-mâché handicrafts and this behind-the-scenes workshop offers a fascinating insight into the unique art form. Admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica, Porta Napoli, and Saint Oronzo square on a rickshaw ride; get hands on making papier-mâché crafts; then sample an array of local wines and regional specialties.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.07
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$148.07
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Lecce Sightseeing Bike Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop

Lecce Sightseeing Bike Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop

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Lecce is famous for its papier-mâché handicrafts and this behind-the-scenes workshop offers a fascinating insight into the unique art form. Admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica, Porta Napoli, and Saint Oronzo square on a scenic bike ride; get hands on making papier-mâché crafts; then sample an array of local wines and regional specialties.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.63
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$141.63
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Lecce. Journey to discover a charming baroque

Lecce. Journey to discover a charming baroque

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The historic center of Lecce is one of the most interesting in Puglia. The particularity of its Baroque architecture derives from the ability of local artists and architects who, between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, have done something unique thanks to the quality of the tender local stone. Our tour will be a journey through time, from the splendor of the Roman Empire to contemporary Lecce. An elegant and refined city where churches and ancient buildings alternate artisan workshops (especially papier-mache), shops and places where you can taste typical products.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.83
Price varies by group size
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$46.83
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Lecce tour for Kids and Families with pizza and gelato

Lecce tour for Kids and Families with pizza and gelato

Take a fun and educational  tour of the city center of Lecce after sunset led by a specialized local guide. You will visit some of the city highlights including Piazza del Duomo, the church of Santa Croce, Piazza Sant’Oronzo and many more great sites lit up under the stars. You will play games, photo contests, quizzes and treasure hunts that will keep the family happy and engaged for the duration of this 2,5 -hour tour led by a child-friendly guide, Both children and parents will love to discover the history and architecture of Lecce in the most entertaining way. You will also taste local typical food: a complimentary “rustico” (a local, salty snack) or pizza and a genuine home-made ice cream or pastry.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.52
Price varies by group size
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$148.52
Price varies by group size
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Lecce Group Tour from Ionian Coast

Lecce Group Tour from Ionian Coast

Explore how very different, friendly and playful Baroque style can be in the honey-colored “Florence of the South”. Visit Lecce, famed city of art and birthplace of the marvelous "barocco Leccese". Besides the mesmerizing virtuously carved fine-grained honey-colored local limestone decorations of the impressing churches, monumental monasteries and renaissance and baroque style noble houses, which made Lecce so famous, the second most important and still kept alive artisanship is papier-mâché art. Discover how local craftsmen express their art in the numerous little papier-mâché "botteghe" in the historical district.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.88
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$61.88

2-hour private walking tour of Lecce with a local guide

2-hour private walking tour of Lecce with a local guide

Known as the “Florence of the South” for its sumptuous baroque architecture, Lecce is one of Puglia’s most important cultural capitals as well as a lively university town with bustling squares and markets. Discover both sides of the city with this guided walking tour that takes in both its magnificent “Barocco Leccese” monuments and its charming warren of historic lanes without the hassle of a map or guide book.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$334.16
per group
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$334.16
per group
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Lecce Street food tour and City Sightseeing

Lecce Street food tour and City Sightseeing

First time you visit Lecce and want to know the city and its food specialties? This tour is the perfect solution for you! Stroll into the city center and taste the best known local street food. Your guide will tell you the history related to the main highlights, such as the Basilica of Santa Croce, considered the emblem of Lecce's baroque style, the Cathedral, and the many palaces you will find on the way. From one place to the other, you will stop and delight your palate with the most famous and tasty delicacies of Salento, like the "rustico", a soft puff pastry disc filled with mozzarella, tomato and béchamel; the "frisella", a twice-baked bread roll topped with fresh tomato and olive oil; or the pastry star "pasticciotto", a shortcrust pastry stuffed with custard. You'll also taste other fantastic samples of Salento specialties. Take this tour either at lunch or dinner time, as it is an ideal way to do some sightseeing while having a light meal as you make your way through the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.48
Price varies by group size
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$127.48
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 18 Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) costs USD 39.60. Guided Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) tours start around USD 39.60 per person. See all 18 Lecce Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica Di Santa Croce) tickets and tours on Viator.
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