The dominant façade is decorated with important examples of ornate Roman architecture established over thousands of years. The impressive city you see today developed over centuries. A large Roman amphitheater is located in the center of the city. It is awash with history and stories of the Lecces’ past, hosting battles between gladiators and wild and exotic animals alike, as well as public executions. The amphitheater also served as a public meeting place for the town folk. This dominant and immense structure by itself could define Lecce; a town that connected two sides of Italy during a time of immense power, struggles, and uncertainty.
Scattered throughout the maze of twisting cobblestone streets, are an abundance of high-end restaurants, niche cafes, gelaterias, cheap eats and of course, authentic pizzerias showcasing the best example of Italian cuisine.
If you are looking for a fine dining food experience, paired with some of the best wines Italy has to offer, be sure to check out Osteria Degli Spirit
If you are seeking a more relaxed and authentic ambiance to enjoy with friends or family, you can’t go past Osteria Da Angiulino. Check out the Trip Advisor review for more info. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g194791-d2252623-Reviews-Osteria_da_Angiulino-Lecce_Province_of_Lecce_Puglia.html
Once you’ve had dinner, you will want to delve further into the city and see where the array of twisting streets can take you. Finding a good place to extend the night with some drinks is far from a struggle. Nestled throughout the city is a vast array of excellent cocktail bars.
Colonial Bar is one of the finest examples with cocktails based on Cuban rum and fruit. Each drink will have you feeling as if you have arrived in the Caribbean. With wine offerings and either Cuban or Salentine appetizers, Colonial will be a place to remember. Check it from here.
If cocktails aren’t your thing, a stop at Nandos’ Bieretheque is recommended. A one-stop-shop for everything Beer. Nando has years of experience serving and recommending beers, so we will no doubt be able to find the right one for you. Check the Trip Advisor Review