The Province of Lecce is a province in the Puglia region of Italy located on the Salento peninsula sitting between the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The Adriatic coastline is unspoiled and has imposing cliffs and pine forests rising up from little sandy bays lapped by blue water. The Ionian coastline is flatter and with beaches and a seabed of fine white sand the water is crystal clear.
Lecce, the capital, is often referred to as the ‘Florence of the South’ and is known for its beautiful architecture characterized by rose windows, stone flourishes, garlands, Solomonic columns, small piazzas, and unexpected alleyways.