Lecce

Is a historic city of 95,766 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 Messapians 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. Vito Fazzi Medical Center is the biggest medical center in Apulia. Wikipedia

Video 1 – Via Adriatica to Piazzetta Bonifacio IX
Approximately 1.89 km – 1.17 miles

The walk starts in Via Ferrando Nicolò – Via Adriatica – Piazza Carmelo Bene – Via V. Carluccio – Cimitero Storico Lecce, Via Cimitero – Viale S. Nicola – Via F. Calasso – Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo – Porta Napoli, Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo – Via Giuseppe Palmieri – Vico Sferracavalli – Via Luigi Scarambone – Piazzetta Bonifacio IX

Video 2 – Via Giuseppe Palmieri to Via Arcivescovo Petronelli
Approximately 1.38 km – 0.86 miles

The walk starts in Via Giuseppe Palmieri – Piazzeta Ignazio Falconieri – Via Giuseppe Palmieri – Piazza del Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza del Duomo – Piazza del Duomo – Museo Diocesano d’Arte Sacra, Piazza del Duomo – Via Giuseppe Libertini – Porta Rudiae – Via Giuseppe Libertini – Via Vittorio Emanuele II – Via Arcivescovo Petronelli – Via Guglielmo Paladini – Vicolo Sotteranei – Via Guglielmo Paladini – Via Arcivescovo Petronelli

Video 3 – Via Vittorio Emanuele II to Giardini Pubblici – Villa Comunale, Via XXV Luglio
Approximately 1.59 km – 0.99 miles

The walk starts in Via Vittorio Emanuele II – Via Augusto Imperatore – Via Francesco Rubichi – Piazzetta Castromediano – Chiesa del Gesù, Piazzetta Castromediano – Via Francesco Rubichi – Via Augusto Imperatore – Via degli Ammirati – Via Ludovico Maremonti – Via Augusto Imperatore – Vicolo Storto Carità Vecchia – Via Giuseppe Verdi – Via Ernesto Alvino – Via Vito Fazzi – Via G. Marconi – Fontana Dell’Armonia, Via G. Marcon – Via G. Marconi – Via XXV Luglio – Giardini Pubblici – Villa Comunale, Via XXV Luglio