7 days in Province of Lecce Itinerary

7 days in Province of Lecce Itinerary

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Fly to Brindisi Airport, Drive to Lecce
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Lecce
— 3 nights
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Torre Vado
— 2 nights
Drive to Brindisi Airport, Fly to Calgary

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Lecce — 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lecce: Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia), Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Nardo). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Acaya, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Punta della Suina, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecce online day trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Lecce is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in September: highs in Lecce hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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 drive; or 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.

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