Lecce, with a population of about 95.000 inhabitants, is the principal city in the Salento Peninsula in South-Eastern Italy. With its magnificent geographical position, this area nestling between the Adriatic and the Ionian seas offers a diversity of natural sceneries. Thanks to its Baroque style Lecce has been dubbed “the Florence of the South”. All the churches and historical monuments are built with the golden-yellow and malleable “Lecce stone”. The centre of town is bustling with outdoor meeting-places and clubs, teeming with a young crowd enjoying the night life. And the locals are known for their laid-back and welcoming attitude. Olive oil and wine, the most well-known traditional products of the area are appreciated all over the world and provide the basis for a succulent gastronomy, and a wealth of traditional dishes.
Italy and Salento