Lecce is a city in southern Italy. According to legend, the city has been known since the Trojan War, when it was named Sibar. Later it was conquered by the Lipigians, and they were conquered by the Romans in the third century BC, who gave it the name Lipia. During the reign of Emperor Hadrian Leche was moved 3 km to the northeast and received the nome name Lychee. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, Lecce was conquered by the Ostrogothic king Totila. Then, for five centuries, Lecce was returned to the Eastern Roman Empire - Byzantium. The Normans conquered the city in the 11th century and later the city of Lecce was annexed to the Kingdom of Sicily.
In 1630 the construction of Lecce in Baroque style began. To protect Lecce from Ottoman invasions, a new wall was built and a fortress by Charles V began in the first half of the 16th century.
Interesting sights of Lecce are: the Lecce Cathedral; Episcopal Palace; Church of St. John Baptist; Lecce Palace; Church of the Mother of God of Grace; City fortress; Church of the Holy Cross; The Palace of Government; Church of St. Angel; Church of St. Clare; The Regional Museum; Church of St. Nicholas and Katlad; Roman amphitheater and etc.

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