Sunny Lecce / Солнечный Лечче

Basilica Santa Croce

Basilica Santa Croce

Lecce is situated in the heart of Salento, and it is so called capital of ‘the heel’ of Italy. When you enter its historic centre through one of the three gates (The Triumphal Arch – also called Porta Napoli (Neapolitan Gate), Porta San Biagio and Porta Rudiae), you can’t stop walking until you see all of it:) Under the bright sunlight Lecce seems a golden city, thanks to “pietra leccese” (Lecce stone) – local limestone, which is easy to process and with time it gets a beautiful golden hue. It is also called The Florence of the South due to numerous Baroque architectural monuments, the city is more than 2,000 years old and it has deep Greek roots, as it was founded by the Messapii Italic tribe. Continue reading

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