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Lecce the capital of Baroque

City of art of Italy, is known as "the Lady of the Baroque": the ancient Messapian origins and the archaeological remains of the Roman domination are in fact mixed with the richness and exuberance of the baroque, typically seventeenth century, churches and palaces in the center, built in Lecce stone, a malleable limestone and very suitable for working with the chisel. Featuring richly decorated buildings, elegant streets and amazing squares.

The charming old town square is the splendid Piazza Sant'Oronzo with its Roman amphitheatre, the saint’s column and the Palazzo del Sedile, now a tourist information point. A short distance away is the Convento dei Teatini and the church of Sant'Irene, a baroque masterpiece.