Lecce

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Lecce is a municipality located in Salento peninsula, between the Adriatic and Ionian coast. It is also known as 'La Signora del barocco': the ancient origins and the Roman remains mix together with the richness and exuberance of the Baroque churches and buildings in the center, built with the ‘pietra leccese’, limestone suitable for working with chisel. The architectural development and the facades enrichment grew during the Regno di Napoli period, characterizing the city in an original way, giving rise to the definition of ‘barocco leccese’.