16 days in Province of Lecce & Rome Itinerary

16 days in Province of Lecce & Rome Itinerary

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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
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Lecce
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 8 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 3 nights

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Maria di Leuca side-trips: Castro (Piazza Vittoria & Palazzo vescovile castro). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Sidereus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Santa Maria di Leuca is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Santa Maria di Leuca. Traveling from Riyadh in October, expect nights in Santa Maria di Leuca to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lecce.
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Lecce — 4 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Lecce is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, pedal to the sights with Bike Tours, get engrossed in the history at Museo Faggiano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna delle Grazie.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lecce travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lecce when traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome — 8 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome journey maker website.

You can fly from Lecce to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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