“The baroque lady”... The ancient centre of the city of Lecce. Lecce is also called “The baroque lady”. It’s this art which characterize spires, portals, churches, monuments and houses of the “centro storico”.
Basilica Santa Croce, Lecce, Italy - This is a Baroque church in the city of Lecce. Its architecture and interior are magnificent and a true piece of art that you should not miss if you are visiting Puglia region.
Free museums in Lecce, Italy I’ve previously stated that we rarely spend time visiting museums, but in Lecce we’re making an exception. Museums abound in this city that has both an archeological significant past and an intense art history. Combine that with the current string of rainy days and museums are quickly becoming a desirable option.
Basilica of Santa Croce - Lecce The church, built between the 16th and the 17th century together with the convent by the Celestine Fathers, is the greatest example of baroque style in Lecce. The façade is magnificent: the lower part, with smooth columns, was made by Gabriele Riccardi, the prothyrum with twin columns and the lateral portals were built by Francesco Antonio Zimbalo, whilst the upper part of the façade was made by Cesare Penna.
Lecce is the Baroque capital of the South, full of elegant palaces and baroque churches. The Cathedral, dedicated to our Lady, was rebuilt in the second half of the 600 following the narrow escape of the plague. True symbol of Lecce Baroque is the Basilica of Santa Croce with its rich canopy, decorated with cherubs' series, and various figures. Lecce is an art city known as "the Florence of the