Be captivated by the Baroque beauty of Lecce during this 3-hour rickshaw tour. Choose between a morning, afternoon or evening departure and set off to discover the spirit of charming Lecce ... More info ›
Be captivated by the Baroque beauty of Lecce during this 3-hour rickshaw tour. Choose between a morning, afternoon or evening departure and set off to discover the spirit of charming Lecce. See historical highlights including the Roman amphitheater on Piazza Sant’Oronzo and the ornate Basilica di Santa Croce, as well as Piazza Duomo. Gain insight into authentic local culture and traditions, and sample mouthwatering food, such as ice cream or bruschetta, and a glass of wine. Enjoy a flexible itinerary and one-on-one attention from your guide.
Meet your guide at your centrally located Lecce hotel or in Lecce Old Town in the morning, afternoon or evening, depending on the available start time you have chosen. Then, settle into your modern rickshaw, a comfortable, bicycle-drawn buggy that can carry up to two adults as well as up to two children.
Get a safety briefing and then talk to your guide, who doubles as your rickshaw cyclist, about the route and, once you’re ready, set off on your tour of Lecce’s best bits. Sometimes known as the ‘Florence of the South’, Lecce is famed for its beautiful Baroque architecture, which sprung up in the city between the 16th and 18th centuries. Its lively streets are full of intricate sandstone facades, sporting gargoyles, cherubs and innumerable decorative carvings.
You might zip around the must-see tourist sights, including the Roman amphitheater in Piazza San’Oronzo, where up to 15,000 spectators used to gather to watch gladiator games. Cruise by the embellished façade of the Basilica di Santa Croce and on to Piazza del Duomo, the city’s central square, which is home to the 12th-century Lecce Cathedral and the 15th-century Palazzo Vescovile (Episcopal Palace).
Travel down smaller streets away from the main city squares and watch as everyday Lecce life unfolds before your eyes. Learn about local traditions and culture from your knowledgeable guide, perhaps stopping to browse local handcrafts. Get a taste of the local cuisine by stopping to sample typical foodstuff of the region, such as ice cream or bruschetta, as well as a glass of southern Italian wine.
After three hours touring the city’s palaces, churches, squares and backstreets, return to the departure point, where your tour finishes.