7 days in Province of Lecce Itinerary

7 days in Province of Lecce Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Brindisi Airport, Drive to Lecce
— 3 nights
Torre Vado
— 2 nights
Drive to Brindisi Airport, Fly to Calgary


Lecce — 3 nights

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore Lecce's surroundings by going to Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Nardo) and Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia). The adventure continues: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Acaya, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lecce online driving holiday planner.

Calgary, Canada to Lecce is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Lecce. While traveling from Calgary, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lecce, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Torre Vado.
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Torre Vado — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Presicce, don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Torre Vado online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lecce to Torre Vado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Province of Lecce travel guide

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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.