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Our Local Guide to.. Lecce, Italy

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Here’s our brand new service: local guides! This is the best way to discover exceptional places through the eyes of local people, without getting caught in tourist traps. Read on and your curiosity will be satisfied!

Lecce is in the middle of Salento, one of the major summer tourist destinations, especially among Italian people. Its unique Baroque style, its churches and Roman ruins make it appealing to every tourist, but what really catches visitors from all over the country is the joyful approach to life people from Lecce have. Pizzica, for instance, is the typical folk dance of this area, recently rediscovered either by youngsters and by older people, and easily reveals how fun it can be spending a night in Lecce. You can also stay a while at the Misvago Caffè or have an ice cream at the Tentazioni Gelateria: you won’t be disappointed with the friendly atmosphere!

typical italian dance form Lecce (photo by fabio maciel)

If you want to experience this city in the daytime instead rent a bike and ride through one of the five bike lanes that cross Lecce: it is sure to be amazing! Public transport is managed by SGM Lecce while taxi ranks are located in three spots: piazza Sant’Oronzo, piazza Mazzini and piazzale della stazione (the railway station square).

Last but not least, your hotel! This is where Venere can surely help. Our team is in constant contact with all hoteliers, being able to give you the best offers. So just visit our website and insert the dates: now go ahead and start booking your next vacation in a cozy Lecce hotel!

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Venere Travel Blog writer sara

Sara is in a constant need of travels and spends most of her spare time planning her next weekend trip. When she's at home, she loves hanging out with her friends, visiting art exhibitions and writing, of course. Google+


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