Lecce is located in the Puglia region in the heel of the boot in the Italian Peninsula where the Adriatic and Ionian seas are easily accessible. This city is over 2,000 years old and is one of the most important cities in Italy. Commonly known as "The Florence of the South" for its Baroque architecture. The town's treasure is its architecture. There are 3 Baroque
SASSI di MATERA- Ancient cave dwellings This is a true walk back in time but amazingly people inhabited these caves until the 1950's. Before the Sassi (historical center) were abandoned this was one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. These natural caves dot the steep ravine and were first occupied back in the Paleolithic Age. Sassi di Matera Notice the
Step back in history to the Roman empire when Pompeii was a major port city before Mount Vesuvius erupted again.