Get married in Lecce: Baroque capitol of Puglia!
Highly recommended among Italy’s smartest new offers, Puglia, with its miles of unspoilt beaches, attractive countryside and its warm Southern Italian climate and warm and friendly people is not only one of the most picturesque wedding destinations; it is also one of the most affordable.
Also called the “boot heel of Italy”, Puglia is a region kissed by the sun for at least ten months a year. You will be impressed by the natural beauty of the scenario, the history and architecture and of course the food! Top destination for gourmet lovers, Puglia is the cellar of Italy and boasts a proud wine culture and tradition and Italy’s finest olive oil production.
The strip of land in the southernmost tip of Italy which forms the heel of the boot is called Salento which has its core in the province of Lecce, known as the Florence of the South, thanks to its stunning Baroque buildings, piazzas, churches and balconies ornamented and decorated in an beautifully crafted white local stone, called “pietra leccese”.
It has been founded more than 2000 years ago by Ancient Romans. It has a long affinity with Greek culture and Spanish and Normans influences that you can still admire in the many monuments and palaces: the Roman anphiteather, the Triumph Arch, then Medieval Torre del Parco and Renassance Castle of Charles V.
Not to mention the wonderful Churches such as the Church of Holy Cross built back in 1300, Lecce Cathedral dates back to 1200 and renewed in 1600, the Italo-Norman Church of San Niccolo and Cataldo and many other wonders!
These masterpiece-chuches could be all the ideal setting for a romantic cathedral wedding… simply imagine yourself walking down the long solemn aisle surrounded by stunning beautiful frescos, golden baroque plasters and holy signs with a wonderful white dress and long veil.
Civil ceremonies can be performed in the spectacular town hall of the town. An impressive baroque building right in the center of the town next to the oldest and most famous church of Lecce, the Holy Cross.
For your reception and party, Lecce and in general the Salentine area have some of the best Apulian reception venues such as picturesque castles in the countryside, scenic masserias and resort, wonderful villas, or exclusive hamlets that could be totally reserved for you and your guests.
For your reception meal surprise your guests by incorporating culinary Apulian delicacies all made with local fresh ingredients, in particular olive oil and homemade bread and pasta. There are also fine wines to match: Salice Salentino, a delicious, slightly tannic red, or hearty, robust Primitivo di Manduria.
And for side activities to plan for your guests we suggest historical and cultural outings tours, wine and food tastings, farms and castles visits and many more sightseeing trips throughout the cities of Puglia.
The region is well connected with cheap International flights from UK, Germany, Spain, Swizerland and Scandinavian Countries. Ryanair offers budget flights to Bari and Brindisi airports.
Dreamlike landscapes, Mediterranean breeze, limestone coastline, pristine beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and delicious food. This is the perfect setting for a wedding in Italy!
Get married in Lecce, you will never regret it!