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. Porta Napoli

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Porta Napoli is a city gate with a triumphal arch of Lecce, which marks the entrance into the historic center of the city together with the other two existing gates Porta San Biagio and Porta Rudiae. It is located near piazzetta Arco di Trionfo.

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2. 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 architecture and style of the "Neo-Irutina Romanesque School" is called the "Neo-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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3. Chiesa delle Alcantarine

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The church of Santa Maria della Provvidenza, better known as delle Alcantarine by the nuns who occupied the adjacent monastery now demolished, is a church in the ancient village of Lecce. It was built in the early eighteenth century by the architect Giuseppe Cino. Later, in 1724, by the will of the client Giuseppe Angrisani, Baron of Torchiarolo, the project was modified and followed by the architect Mauro Manieri.

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4. Porta San Biagio

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

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5. Chiesa di San Francesco della Scarpa

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The church of San Francesco della Scarpa is a church in the historic center of Lecce, so named in the sixteenth century when the Friars Minor who lived in the destroyed convent of Santa Maria del Tempio were divided into conventual and observant: the former wore shoes unlike the latter.

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6. Chiesa di San Nicola dei Greci

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The Church of St. Nicholas de Gracie, commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia in 1232, is a church in Altamura, located on Corso Frederick II, the main street in the historical center of Swabia, just a few steps away from the Cathedral of Santa Maria Asunta.

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7. Chiesa di Sant'Irene dei Teatini

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The Church of Sant 'Irene dei Teatini is a Catholic place of worship in Lecce, Italy. It is named after Saint Irene of Lecce, who was its patron until 1656, when Pope Alexander VII proclaimed Lecce to be sponsored by a sacred bishop, Saint Olonzo.

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8. Chiesa di Sant'Anna

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The church of Sant'Anna, together with the adjacent Conservatory of the same name, is a Baroque building in the historic center of Lecce built in 1680 and commissioned by Teresa Paladini, at the request of her husband Bernardino Verardi.

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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 St. Andrew the Apostle and is also known as Chiesa Nova.

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