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.