City of Lecce

The city of Lecce is known for its wealth of monuments that adorn many of which were built in the typical baroque style in Lecce. Significant are the friezes, capitals, pinnacles and roses that decorate many of the palaces and churches in the city (there are over 40).

Such as the Palace of Celestine and the adjacent Basilica of Santa Croce and the church of Santa Chiara and the Duomo.

The town center is enclosed by walls dating from the XVI century. But now largely destroyed. The city had originally four gates: Arc de Triomphe (Porta Napoli), Rudiae Porta, Porta San Biagio and Porta San Martino. Of these the last is no longer visible because it collapsed in the nineteenth century.