Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights



Duomo Review

Lecce's ornate Duomo, first built in 1114 but reconstructed in Baroque style from 1659 to 1670, is uncharacteristically set in a solitary lateral square off a main street, rather than at a crossroads of pedestrian traffic. To the left of the Duomo, the more austere bell tower, reconstructed by master architect Giuseppe Zimbalo in the 17th century, takes on a surreal golden hue at dusk. The facades of the adjoining 18th-century Palazzo Vescovile (Bishops' Palace), farther past the right side of the Duomo, and the Seminario on the piazza's right edge complement the rich ornamentation of the Duomo to create an effect almost as splendid as that of the town's church of Santa Croce. The Seminario's tranquil cloister is also worth a visit.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Duomo, off Corso Vittorio Emanuele Lecce, 73100 | Map It
  • Phone: 0832/308557
  • Hours: Daily 8:30–12:30 and 4–6:30
  • Location: Lecce
Updated: 02-14-2013

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