We had been to Italy several times as ‘vacationers’ (Lake Como, Rome, Sorrento, Cinque Terre, Ancona), but as full-time travelers, we wanted to experience Italy in a lesser-known city – so we decided to spend a month in Lecce, Italy.  We stayed inside the Old Town walls where Roman ruins have been unearthed and opulent Baroque architecture is the standard. During our time in Lecce, we ate our way through the unique regional cuisine, took a day trip to Gallipoli and were joined for a week by friends from the States. Since our time in Lecce, we have returned to Italy to meet up with family in Rome.

Italy Facts:

Capital City: Rome

Country Population: 61 Million

Language: Italian

Useful Words and Phrases: Hello - Ciao  |  Thank You – Grazie

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Currency:  Euro (EUR) | Current Value

Italy Guides:

3-Day Itinerary of Sightsetting in Rome
Top 10 Things to Do in Lecce, Italy
The 14 Most Charming Churches in Lecce, Italy
9 Bars in Lecce, Italy: Beer, Wine and Cocktails
Lecce Restaurants: What and Where To Eat in Lecce, Italy
Lecce Museums: 6 Must-See Museums in Lecce, Itlay
Exploring the Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, Italy
15-Day London, Paris, Rome Itinerary
Gallipoli, Italy: 10 Things To See On A One-Day Trip

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