Street Food Tour of Lecce & City Sightseeing with Local Guide

Is the first time you visit Lecce and want to know the city and its food specialties? This tour is the perfect solution forr you!

Stroll into the city center and taste the best known local street food. Your guide will tell you the histories related to the main highlights such as the Basilica of Santa Croce, considered the emblem of Lecce baroque style, the Cathedral and many palaces you will find on the way. From a highlight to another, you will stop and delight your palate with the most famous and tasty delicacies of Salento, like the "rustico": soft puff pastry disc filled with mozzarella, tomato and bechamel, "frisella": roll bread, twice-baked and topped with fresh tomato, olive oil, or the pastry star "pasticciotto": a short pastry stuffed with custard and other fantastic sample of Salento specialties.

Choose to take this tour either at lunch or dinner time, as it is an ideal way to do some sightseeing while having a light meal as you make your way through the city.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Snacks - Food tasting of local street food like rustico (made with puff pastry and a stuffing), frisa (bread roll seasoned with tomatoes, olive oil), tarallini and pastries
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Drinks
  • Stop At: Porta San Biagio, Piazza Italia, incrocio Via Marino Brancaccio, 73100, Lecce Italy

    You will meet our guide here, down the big arch, that represents one of the three old main entrances of the city

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa di San Matteo, Via Dei Perroni 29, 73100, Lecce Italy

    This church is important for its façade: convex in the lower part and concave in the upper part

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 73010, Lecce Italy

    The peculiarity of this square is that it's closed, with only one entrance. Inside you can admire the wonderful façade of old bishopric. In the night you will enjoy the special atmosphere coming from the lighting on buildings

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Porta Napoli, Via Adua Altezza Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100, Lecce Italy

    Porta Napoli is the second entrance to old town together with Porta San Biagio and Porta Rudiae. It takes this name because from this point begins the route to get to Naples

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo dei Celestini, Via Umberto I 13, 73100, Lecce Italy

    Together with Santa Croce basilaca that stands by its side, they are the emblem of local Barocco style: facades full of minute decorations to resemble a thick embroidered sheet

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100, Lecce Italy

    While discovering the main highlights of Lecce in old town, you will also anjoy the most famous samples of local specialties, like rustico, a saldy puff pastry snack, pasticciotto, emblem of local pastries and frisella, typical fast food of summer light lunch and dinner

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Sample Menu

    • Frisella - Double-baked dried bread, dressed with tomato, rocket or oregano, and olive oil
    • Tarallini, salami and red wine
    • Rustico - Puff pastry disk, stuffed with bechamel, tomato and mozzarella
  • Departure Point :
    Gate of Saint Blaise, Piazza D'Italia, 8, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour CAN accommodate vegetarians (not vegans). Please advise at time of booking
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Guided Tours of Puglia with Antonella and her team

Activity ID: V-108666P1

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