A day trip around Lecce

14 02 2011

by Federico, upper intermediate


In this report, I’m going to recommend a day trip to the historic centre of Lecce and around, for our visitors from England. Lecce is an old city with a lot of beautiful places and shops to visit. There are monuments that are very important in the history of Italy.

What to do

In the morning, I suggest we go to the beach in Otranto, a beautiful town near Lecce. After visiting the sea, we can come back to Lecce and visit museums and monuments. In particular, near Piazza Sant’Oronzo there are two fantastic baroque-style churches: Santa Croce and the Duomo. In the evening, we can also go to eat in a luxurious restaurant, Giardino. At night we can go dancing in a disco.

How to get there

Lecce is a 3-hour trip by plane from London. Flying is the most convenient way to travel because it’s fast. By plane, you will arrive in Brindisi. From Brindisi, we can hire a coach to take us to the beach in Otranto and then to the centre of Lecce.

The cost

I don’t know the price of the plane tickets, but Lecce isn’t a very expensive city to visit, so 50 euros should be enough to cover a day’s expenses, including lunch and dinner.


In conclusion, I recommend visiting Lecce because it’s a very beautiful and peaceful city. If you want to relax and learn about a historic Italian city, take the plane and come here!

Piazza Sant’ Oronzo

Teacher’s note: This was a 10-minute, in-class writing exercise, so students had to write very quickly and did not have time for research.



5 responses

23 02 2011

well done!! I reall like your description on Lecce 🙂 …. everyone knows that Lecce isn’t as big as Rome or Milan or so famous as them but this beautiful city is known as “the Florence of the south” !! that means that a trip in Lecce could be very very sourprising!

23 02 2011

Wonderful description! Although Lecce isn’t as big as Milan or Rome, it’s a beautiful and historcal city that could attract many people for its monuments and its wonderful churches 🙂

23 02 2011

Great description!!! Lecce is the one of most beautiful cities in Italy and is characterized by the Baroque style and the wonderfull seaside!

23 02 2011

Beautiful description!! 🙂 Lecce is a small town, but that has all the actractions to entertain! Monuments, beaches,sun and sea are the elements that make it special more than other big cities. Seeing is believing! 🙂

23 02 2011
Maria Laura

What a beautiful description! Lecce is a very small town but i would never change it! There are a lot of important baroque monuments and a lot of churches! The centre of the town is very nice and characteristic! Lecce is very near to the sea and i think we have the best sea of Italy here: Castro, Leuca, Gallipoli, Otranto are all very beautiful and famous seaplaces! There is good weather and i suggest to visit this town also to eat our typical and delicious dishes!!

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