LeccEcclesiae, the project developed by Artwork in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Lecce, lets visitors explore six magnificent ecclesiastical monuments with a single ticket: the Duomo with its crypt, the Palazzo dell'Antico Seminario with its splendid cloister and the chapel of San Gregorio Taumaturgo, the Museo d'Arte Sacra, the Basilica di Santa Croce and the churches of San Matteo and Santa Chiara.
LeccEcclesiae preserves, promotes and makes the city's main ecclesiastical assets accessible, guaranteeing – by means of a dedicated ticket – prolonged opening, efficient reception facilities, ensuring the best possible visiting experience.
An extraordinary place, a unique viewpoint for admiring Lecce and the Salento area from its tallest building, the bell tower of the Duomo. At 73 metres high, it is opening its doors to the public for the first time.
A visit to the bell tower in Piazza Duomo will now be possible because of the installation of a lift shaft inside the tower that will allow visitors to reach the third register of the building, where four balconies at a height of 43 metres offer a 360-degree view of the city and the Adriatic Sea as far as the Albanian coast.
Multimedia aids will be available for the curious to identify the main points of interest in the panoramic view, and ArtWork staff will provide assistance and security for visits, which will be arranged on a limited-entry basis.
I Misteri di Santa Croce project makes innovative use of the Basilica of Santa Croce with a ligthting presentation programme, using the automated lighting system inside the Basilica, blending technology with architecture, art, history and spirituality.
Opportuni supporti multimediali saranno a disposizione dei curiosi per riconoscere i principali punti di interesse del panorama, e gli operatori Artwork garantiranno assistenza e sicurezza alle visite che si svolgeranno co ingresso contingentato.
ArtWork is a partner of the Fondazione Apulia Digital Marker in the management of tourist facilities in Palazzo Vernazza, a jewel of Lecce Renaissance architecture, now a multidimensional space. Ticket on www.chieselecce.it, at the ticket office in piazza Duomo or at the authorized sales points.
Artwork is FAI’s partner in providing reception facilities at the Abbey of Santa Maria di Cerrate, a splendid example of apulian romanesque architecture.
Ticket on www.chieselecce.it, at the ticket office in piazza Duomo or at the authorized sales points.
ArtWork is partner of the Municipality of Lecce in the Summer management of the Mura Urbiche 2022. The monument, which is the only surviving section of the 16th-century city walls built at the behest of Emperor Charles V, will be open to the public free of charge from 23 June to 17 September, during the days of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, in three time slots: at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.
ArtWork, in agreement with the company Mediafarm, will run the guided tours, which are free of charge thanks to the choice of the Lecce municipal administration, and will take care of the reception, use of multimedia installations and bookings.
The free ticket is available exclusively online and booking is necessary until all available places have been filled (30 people for each session).
The Walls can be accessed from Via Leonardo Leo at the infopoint, where an overhead walkway leads to the routes along the ramparts, which are five and a half metres high. The visit is concluded in the subterranean rooms inside the Bastion, where - thanks to multimedia installations - you can learn about the history of the walls.