Scenes from Lecce

Lecce is located in the heel of the boot that is Italy. It is a city of creamy yellow limestone buildings dressed in baroque architecture that in earlier years was a city of monasteries and bastions as protection against the Turks. Today Lecce is the easternmost provincial capital of Italy in the Salento region. I found it fascinating in several respects, most notably as a “city of elegance and refinement, of art and romanticism, of festivity and of poetry.” 

The past few days have found me walking the streets of Lecce while peeking into shops, churches and cafes along the way. I have had a small group of wonderful companions to accompany me and share in exciting new discoveries. Enjoy some random photos taken from the walk below.
               

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