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Take part in this walking tour of Lecce and discover the “Florence of the South” during the Christmas holidays.

In the heart of the Salento peninsula, Lecce enchants all those who visit it thanks to its Baroque style architectural beauty. And what better opportunity to visit it if not the Christmas season?

By booking this walking tour, you will have the opportunity to walk through the streets of the city among its churches and historic buildings, in the company of an expert guide, who will explain everything you need to know about the Apulian baroque. You will then stop in a local bakery to taste the famous pasticciotto, a dessert typical of this area.

Finally, you will visit the exhibition of artisan-crafted nativities at the Carlo V Castle, where you will be able to admire the exceptional works of papier mâché masters.

What You’ll See on the Tour


During this walking tour in Lecce you will completely immerse yourself in a Baroque oasis built in the middle of Puglia.

The historic center and its monuments are highly ornamental and gaudy. Skilled stonecutters have meticulously chiseled Lecce stone- a local, malleable limestone- and shaped a large part of the artistic heritage of Lecce.


The walking tour in Lecce is a must for all art and culture lovers, but also for all those who want to have a unique experience in the company of others.

The walking tour also includes a stop at the pastry shop to taste the famous pasticciotto- a sweet pastry stuffed with custard that is a true national treasure.

By booking this walking tour in Lecce at Christmas time, you will be able to witness master artisans working on their elaborate nativity scenes: work tools, animals, food and vegetation, the baker’s shop, the shepherds and much more. All this in the magnificent setting of the Carlo V Castle, a majestic fortification located in the heart of the city near Piazza Sant’Oronzo (meeting point of this walking tour).

You will also have the opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items and bring them home as a memento of this experience and to embellish your personal nativity scenes with creations by great masters.

Info and Cost


  • every day except December 25th and January 1st

Departure: Piazza Sant’Oronzo by the statue at 10:00am

Tour Duration: 2 hours


Included in the price: Expert tour guide + pasticciotto tasting + entrance to Nativity Scenes in Carlo V Castle

  • Adults: € 30,00/person
  • Under 14: free


How to Book

To book the walking tour in Lecce during the Christmas period, fill out the form below with your request specifying your dates and number in your party.

Alternatively, you can always contact us on messenger on our Facebook page or e-mail us at

The dooid booking office will assist you with everything through our affiliated tour operator in Puglia.

Have a good trip!

If you want to know more about Lecce and its monuments, read the article written by our Pugliese correspondent Daniela!

Copyright foto Lecce: Giuseppe Milo @Flickr tramite Tour Sharing Puglia