Lecce travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lecce

With a population of 80,695, Lecce is a must-see destination in Apulia, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Lecce

Lecce in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 90
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lecce in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 90
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Lecce


Although Lecce doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Brindisi Papola Casale Airport (BDS), which is located 24 miles from Lecce. The shortest flight to Lecce from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 15h 05m.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Lecce, followed by Train. The train journey from Lecce to Rome takes 5h 00m and costs around C$ 21 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ancona, expect to pay about C$ 78 for a 5h 09m trip. The train station in Lecce is called Lecce, and is located 0.5 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Lecce is to pick up a car rental from Bari, which is about 86 miles from Lecce. You’ll find branches of Italy Car Rent and NOLEGGIARE , among others, in Bari.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lecce, including FlixBus, Itabus and MarinoBus. From Bari, the bus ride to Lecce takes 145 km and will cost you around C$ 27. From Rome, the ticket costs about C$ 36 for a journey of 716 km. The most popular bus station is Lecce Gallipoli, located 35 km from downtown Lecce. Lecce is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lecce

Airlines serving Lecce

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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ITA Airways
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Ethiopian Air
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Aer Lingus
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Air Europa
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Where to stay in Lecce

From 5-star hotels such as the Patria Palace Hotel Lecce to great affordable options like the Casa dei Mercanti Town House, Lecce offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 100 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 216 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Palazzo Bignami and Fjore Di Lecce.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lecce

Most booked hotels in Lecce

Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 141+
Best Western PLUS Leone di Messapia Hotel & Conference
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 115+
B&B Dimora San Vincenzo
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 82+
Mercure Hotel President Lecce
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 142+
Hilton Garden Inn Lecce
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 141+
Hotel 33 Baroni
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 70+
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Renting a car in Lecce

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 37% more expensive than at Brindisi Papola Casale.

Expect to pay C$ 2.73 per litre in Lecce (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.70 and C$ 43.60. The most frequently booked car type in Lecce is Economy (Fiat Panda or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Smart Forfour or similar) are, on average, 87% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.