22 days in Province of Lecce Itinerary

22 days in Province of Lecce Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Lecce travel planner

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Brindisi Airport, Drive to Lecce
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Lecce
— 14 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 7 nights
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Drive to Brindisi Airport, Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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Lecce

— 14 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Torre dell'Orso (Torre dell'Orso Beach & Le Due Sorelle), Otranto (Centro Storico Otranto, Cava di Bauxite, &more) and Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Palude del Conte e Duna Costiera. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, get outside with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lecce trip maker website.

Metzingen, Germany to Lecce is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Metzingen in August, with highs in Lecce at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Lecce

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 7 nights
Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotta Zinzulusa (in Castro) and La Grotta Verde (in Andrano). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Lago, and kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Santa Maria di Leuca sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Province of Lecce travel guide

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Beaches · Outdoor Activities · Landmarks
Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.

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