Lecce Tourism, Italy

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Lecce (Italian: [ˈlettʃe] or locally [ˈlɛttʃe]; Sicilian: Lecci, Griko: Luppìu, Latin: Lupiae, Ancient Greek: Ἀλήσιον) is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the third 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 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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Facts and Stats for Lecce*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lecce

    Know the pollution level of Lecce before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Lecce: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lecce for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lecce.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34.38 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.88 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.88 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.63 (Moderate)
  • Living in Lecce - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.72 (High)
    • Climate Index 93.5 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 57.47 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.67 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.54 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.45 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lecce

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lecce

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 99.03 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Lecce Tours for you

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  • Puglia Farm tour cheese and extra virgin olive oil
    Puglia Farm tour cheese and extra virgin olive oil New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    A full day Farm trip a cheese and olive oil tasting tour, including a visit of extra virgin olive oil producer and ...

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  • Lecce wine tasting walks
    Lecce wine tasting walks New on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    A leisure wine walk through the streets of Lecce old town, tasting fine wine with your local expert & certified sommelier...

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  • Lecce Cooking with locals, farm to table and market tour experience
    Lecce Cooking with locals, farm to table and market tour experience

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    A farm to table cooking experience with a local family, in a private house, shopping at the local market and local village ov...

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  • Wine lovers tour
    Wine lovers tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    A unique wine tasting tour of Salento's best and oldest boutique wineries, meeting and talking to the real people beyond...

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