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Cathedral

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The ancient Seminary Palace

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Diocesan Museum

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Santa Croce Cathedral

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San Matteo Church

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Santa Chiara Church

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Cathedral

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The ancient Seminary Palace

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Diocesan Museum

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Santa Croce Cathedral

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San Matteo Church

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Santa Chiara Church

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Cathedral

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The ancient Seminary Palace

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Diocesan Museum

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Santa Croce Cathedral

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San Matteo Church

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Santa Chiara Church

Lecce and the Baroque

“Lecce is, after Naples, the most beautiful and greatest city of the kingdom … streets are wide and well-paved; churches, as well as houses, are built with a local white stone. Once quarried, this stone is soft and you can easily decorate it, as if it was wax…”

Spring 1767 – the future young diplomat of the court of Frederic II of Prussia, Johann Hermann Von RIedesel, baron of Eisenbach.
When you decide to visit the baroque town in the South of Italy, you start a trip of discovery among art, history, old traditions and unique landscapes.
Lecce knows how to amaze people who visit it for the first time and is able to renew the desire to discover it again.
A thousand-year old history is weaved together when walking through Lecce’s alleys. The light Lecce stone tells about ancient populations and foreign rulers who shaped the town and its architecture up to the eighteenth century, when, through the fashion of the luxurious Baroque, buildings were covered with images, flowers, fruits, angels and vegetable festoons. Figures that seem just about to run away from the façades of churches and buildings, so tender is the stone they are made of. A stone which, in the different moments of the day, takes on shades going from yellow to rose-coloured appearing nearly gold in the dark of the night, when few light points show particulars and details.
During the trip of discovery, the richness of the Cathedral square, the rose window lacework of Santa Croce, the portal braiding of Santa Chiara church and the majestic façade of San Matteo church appearing by surprise among alleys and courtyards, will amaze the tourist with the beauty and the magic of ancient tales.
Lecce and the Baroque

“Lecce is, after Naples, the most beautiful and greatest city of the kingdom … streets are wide and well-paved; churches, as well as houses, are built with a local white stone. Once quarried, this stone is soft and you can easily decorate it, as if it was wax…”

Spring 1767 – the future young diplomat of the court of Frederic II of Prussia, Johann Hermann Von RIedesel, baron of Eisenbach.
When you decide to visit the baroque town in the South of Italy, you start a trip of discovery among art, history, old traditions and unique landscapes.
Lecce knows how to amaze people who visit it for the first time and is able to renew the desire to discover it again.
A thousand-year old history is weaved together when walking through Lecce’s alleys. The light Lecce stone tells about ancient populations and foreign rulers who shaped the town and its architecture up to the eighteenth century, when, through the fashion of the luxurious Baroque, buildings were covered with images, flowers, fruits, angels and vegetable festoons. Figures that seem just about to run away from the façades of churches and buildings, so tender is the stone they are made of. A stone which, in the different moments of the day, takes on shades going from yellow to rose-coloured appearing nearly gold in the dark of the night, when few light points show particulars and details.
During the trip of discovery, the richness of the Cathedral square, the rose window lacework of Santa Croce, the portal braiding of Santa Chiara church and the majestic façade of San Matteo church appearing by surprise among alleys and courtyards, will amaze the tourist with the beauty and the magic of ancient tales.
Lecce e il Barocco

“Lecce is, after Naples, the most beautiful and greatest city of the kingdom … streets are wide and well-paved; churches, as well as houses, are built with a local white stone. Once quarried, this stone is soft and you can easily decorate it, as if it was wax…”

Spring 1767 – the future young diplomat of the court of Frederic II of Prussia, Johann Hermann Von RIedesel, baron of Eisenbach.
When you decide to visit the baroque town in the South of Italy, you start a trip of discovery among art, history, old traditions and unique landscapes.
Lecce knows how to amaze people who visit it for the first time and is able to renew the desire to discover it again.
A thousand-year old history is weaved together when walking through Lecce’s alleys. The light Lecce stone tells about ancient populations and foreign rulers who shaped the town and its architecture up to the eighteenth century, when, through the fashion of the luxurious Baroque, buildings were covered with images, flowers, fruits, angels and vegetable festoons. Figures that seem just about to run away from the façades of churches and buildings, so tender is the stone they are made of. A stone which, in the different moments of the day, takes on shades going from yellow to rose-coloured appearing nearly gold in the dark of the night, when few light points show particulars and details.
During the trip of discovery, the richness of the Cathedral square, the rose window lacework of Santa Croce, the portal braiding of Santa Chiara church and the majestic façade of San Matteo church appearing by surprise among alleys and courtyards, will amaze the tourist with the beauty and the magic of ancient tales.
Info and Ticket Office
piazza_duomo
LeccEcclesiae Info Point and the ticket office are located at the entrance of the Ancient Seminary in Piazza Duomo.
Inside, where booklets and info are displayed, our staff will be glad to suggest bespoke tours for your needs.
In order to avoid long queue, book your visit online at the following link
Info and Ticket Office
piazza_duomo
LeccEcclesiae Info Point and the ticket office are located at the entrance of the Ancient Seminary in Piazza Duomo.
Inside, where booklets and info are displayed, our staff will be glad to suggest bespoke tours for your needs.
In order to avoid long queue, book your visit online at the following link
Info and Ticket Office
piazza_duomo
LeccEcclesiae Info Point and the ticket office are located at the entrance of the Ancient Seminary in Piazza Duomo.
Inside, where booklets and info are displayed, our staff will be glad to suggest bespoke tours for your needs.
In order to avoid long queue, book your visit online at the following link
INFO
Info and reservation from monday to friday:
Tel. +39 0832.1827289
e-mail: info@chieselecce.it