8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Lecce
— 3 nights
2
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights

3
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Get in touch with nature at La Dolce Riva and Samana Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and Colonna di Sant'Oronzo. Venture out of the city with trips to Gallipoli (Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata & Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei) and Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna (in Manduria). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lecce day trip planning app.

Boston, USA to Lecce is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Lecce, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, expect nights in Lecce to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gallipoli, La Dolce Riva, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Samana Beach, Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna
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Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna ©
Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna
La Dolce Riva ©
La Dolce Riva

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Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca ©
Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Step out of the city life by going to Leuca Explorer and Maldive del Salento Pescoluse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bagno Marino Archi and Playa Blanca. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Maria di Leuca side-trips: Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro (in Castro) and Lido Il Molo (in Torre San Giovanni). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lecce in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Maria di Leuca: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Ugento, Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro, Bagno Marino Archi
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