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Lonely Planet's Top Experiences and Sights in Italy: Lecce

If Puglia were a movie, Lecce would be cast in the starring role. Bequeathed with a generous stash of baroque buildings by its 17th-century architects, the city has a completeness and homogeneity that other southern Italian metropolises lack. Indeed, so distinctive is Lecce's architecture that it has acquired its own moniker, barocco leccese (Lecce baroque), an expressive and hugely decorative incarnation of the genre replete with gargoyles, asparagus columns and cavorting gremlins. Swooning 18th-century traveller Thomas Ashe thought it 'the most beautiful city in Italy', but the less-impressed Marchese Grimaldi said the facade of Basilica di Santa Croce made him think a lunatic was having a nightmare.
These are the top experiences and sights in Lecce, according to Lonely Planet.
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Basilica Di Santa Croce (Lecce)
Basilica Di Santa Croce (Lecce)
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Museo Faggiano, Lecce
Museo Faggiano, Lecce
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Cathedral of Lecce
Cathedral of Lecce
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Museo Ebraico, Lecce
Museo Ebraico, Lecce
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Chiesa Dei Santi Nicolò E Cataldo, Lecce
Chiesa Dei Santi Nicolò E Cataldo, Lecce
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MUST, Lecce
MUST, Lecce
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Chiesa Di Santa Chiara, Lecce
Chiesa Di Santa Chiara, Lecce
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Castello Di Carlo V, Lecce
Castello Di Carlo V, Lecce
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Roman Amphitheatre of Lupiae (Lecce, Italy)
Roman Amphitheatre of Lupiae (Lecce, Italy)
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Piazza Del Duomo, Lecce
Piazza Del Duomo, Lecce
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Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano, Lecce
Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano, Lecce
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Chiesa Di San Matteo, Lecce
Chiesa Di San Matteo, Lecce
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