Arriving to Lecce well after midnight, we couldn’t recognize its real charm until the following day, but even in the glow of lights, we could tell there was something special about this place. Having arrived for a wedding, there wasn’t much time to spend exploring, but since none of my family had experienced Italy’s Southern region, it was important for us to try see as much as we could, even with limited time.
The streets of Lecce, Italy are full of history, and there’s much to uncover within its narrow passageways. But, rain and a busy schedule prevented us from really exploring much of what the city had to offer. On our walk to the wedding, we were afforded some views, and our bed and breakfast gave us the best view in town. We were able to see the beauty of the Roman Ruins from our balcony, but there was so much more to see.
The morning after the wedding, we were all left feeling exhausted, but after brunch and some good-byes, my brother and I wanted to see what we could of the city before we had to make our way to the airport. We ventured out in the rain, but luckily, as we walked, it began to clear up, and we were able to see the quaint beauty of the city as the clouds dissipated to reveal blue skies.
As it was my last real experience left in Italy, I suggested we end our stroll with gelato, of course, no one protested. My stay in Lecce was way too short, as I needed to return home for work, but next time I plan on staying longer and further exploring the streets and the surrounding area. From what I saw, it’s probably my favorite place in Italy.