Wander the streets of baroque Lecce
Known as the ‘Florence of the south’, Lecce is the jewel in Puglia’s crown. It’s an architecturally rich city, famed for its baroque old town, with a light dusting of Roman landmarks (including a gorgeous amphitheater) for good measure. Lecce is a university town, so you’ll find all that history balanced against a youthful atmosphere, with good shopping and excellent bars and eateries. You’ll need at least one full day to explore the city properly, but to really do Lecce justice we’d recommend an extra day, allowing you to explore nearby Otranto and Ostuni.