9 Sights in Lecce, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Lecce, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Lecce, Italy.

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1. Chiesa dei Santi Niccolò e Cataldo

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The Church of Santi Niccolo e Cataldo is a medieval church in Lecce, Italy. It was founded in 1180 along with the neighboring monastery by the Earl of Norman, Tancredi de Altavera, who became King of Sicily. The construction of this temple represents a true "model". It innovated and guided the rules of architecture and style to create the so-called "Neo-Irutina Romanesque School", updating the stale architecture of Otranto's first Romanesque architecture, where Latin-Byzantine-Epirut elements were blended with style elements outside the Alps. The regulations of architecture and style of the "Neo-Irutina Romanesque School" are called "Neo-Irutina Romanesque School". The regulations of architecture and style of the "Neo-Irutina Romanesque School" are called "Neo-Irutina Romanesque School" The rule of building and style is called "New Irutina Romanesque School". Style models spread from Tancredi and lasted for about two centuries until the completion of St. Catherine's Church in Galatina in the mid-14th century; It even determines the architectural lines of Matera Cathedral. In 1494, at the behest of Alfonso II of Naples, the count donated the complex to Benedictine monks, followed by Oliveto's father, who remained there until 1807. In 1807, Napoleon established Licei and the complex became Liceo Palmieri. In 1870, the complex became home to the Beggars' Kindergarten and has been home to the Cultural Heritage Institute since the Eighties.

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2. Porta San Biagio

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Porta San Biagio is one of the three access gates to the ancient nucleus of Lecce, dedicated to San Biagio bishop of the city of Sebaste in Armenia in the 4th century, born in Lecce and then left in Armenia due to the persecutions from the road on which this door stands according to tradition. It constitutes southern access to the ancient urban nucleus. It is located near Piazza d'Italia.

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3. Chiesa delle Alcantarine

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Santa Maria de la Providenza Church ("Santa Maria de la Providenza Church") is an ancient church in Lecce, Italy. It was built by architect Giuseppe Sino in the early 18th century. Later, in 1724, at the will of the principal, Giuseppe Angrisani, Baron Torchiarolo, the project was modified and followed by the architect Mauro Manieri.

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4. Chiesa di San Francesco della Scarpa

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Chiesa di San Francesco della Scarpa Colar / Public domain

San Francesco della Scarpa Church, a church in the historic center of Lecce, was built in the 16th century, when the little monks who lived in the destroyed monastery of St Mary's Temple were divided into monastery and watchman: the former wore shoes, while the latter wore shoes.

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5. Chiesa di Sant'Irene dei Teatini

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The church of Sant'Itne dei Teatini is a Catholic place of worship of the historic center of Lecce. He is named after Sant'Inene da Lecce, protector of the city until 1656, the year in which Pope Alexander VII proclaimed the Lecce patronage of a Holy Bishop: Sant'oronzo.

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6. Chiesa di San Nicola dei Greci

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The church of San Nicola dei Greci, erected at the behest of Federico II of Swabia in 1232, is a church of Altamura and is located on the main street of the historic center, Corso Federico II of Swabia, a few steps from the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

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7. Chiesa di Sant'Anna

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The church of Sant'Anna, together with the autiguous conservatory of the same name, is a baroque construction of the historic center of Lecce built in 1680 and wanted by Teresa Paladini, for the testamentary request of her husband Bernardino Veradi.

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8. Porta Napoli

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Porta Napoli is a city door in Arco di Trionfo di Lecce, which marks the entry into the historic center of the city together with the other two existing doors Porta San Biagio and Porta Rudiae. It is located near Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo.

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9. Chiesa di Santa Elisabetta

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The church of Sant'Elisabetta is a small church in Lecce, located in via Libertini, in the historic center of the city. In ancient times it was dedicated to Sant'Andrea Apostolo and is also known as Chiesa Nova.

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