Porta Napoli Tours

The Porta Napoli in Lecce is a triumphal arch that once served as one of three entrances into the historic city center. These gates were built into the city walls, and though the walls no longer exist the Porta Napoli still stands.

The gate was built in 1548 after a commission by the Habsburg Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles V, to fortify the city. Because of this funding, Lecce thanked the Emperor by decorating the Porta Napoli with the Habsburg family emblem.

Porta Napoli is a stop on many tours through Lecce. Because it doesn’t have open hours or an entry fee, it’s easy to admire at any time of day. For more explanation of the symbolism on the arch or the history behind it, however, a tour guide is useful.

Practical Info

The triumphal arch in Lecce bears the name of another Italian city because the road that once led from the Porta Napoli was the one people would travel to reach Naples.
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Address: Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, Lecce, Italy
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Private Tour: Lecce Guided Walking Tour

One of the jewels of Puglia, Lecce is rich in history and world-class sights—and a private walking tour is the perfect way to get up close and personal and immerse yourself in the city’s atmosphere. Admire the ruins of the city’s Roman–era amphitheater, see the baroque splendors of the Piazza del Duomo, take in the Basilica di Santa Croce, and learn more from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Lecce Walking Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

Explore the hidden corners of Lecce and meet a local artisan for a papier mâché workshop during this walking tour. Maximize time spent in Lecce with an itinerary that includes the top landmarks in the old town plus a tasting of local products such as cheese, salami, and gelato. Learn about papier mâché techniques during a workshop in a typical atelier.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lecce Sightseeing Bike Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop

Lecce is famous for its papier-mâché handicrafts and this behind-the-scenes workshop offers a fascinating insight into the unique art form. Admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica, Porta Napoli, and Saint Oronzo square on a scenic bike ride; get hands on making papier-mâché crafts; then sample an array of local wines and regional specialties.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lecce Rickshaw Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

Lecce is famous for its papier-mâché handicrafts and this behind-the-scenes workshop offers a fascinating insight into the unique art form. Admire landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica, Porta Napoli, and Saint Oronzo square on a rickshaw ride; get hands on making papier-mâché crafts; then sample an array of local wines and regional specialties.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lecce tour for Kids and Families with pizza and gelato

Take a fun and educational  tour of the city center of Lecce after sunset led by a specialized local guide. You will visit some of the city highlights including Piazza del Duomo, the church of Santa Croce, Piazza Sant’Oronzo and many more great sites lit up under the stars. You will play games, photo contests, quizzes and treasure hunts that will keep the family happy and engaged for the duration of this 2,5 -hour tour led by a child-friendly guide,Both children and parents will love to discover the history and architecture of Lecce in the most entertaining way. You will also taste local typical food: a complimentary “rustico” (a local, salty snack) or pizza and a genuine home-made ice cream or pastry.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Lecce Private Food and Sightseeing tour

The best way to spend the night in Lecce:  visiting the city and tasting its food! Savour local specialties and discover the jewels of Lecce, the Baroque capital of Puglia. Explore the historic centre with its beautiful squares and magnificent churches. You will see the church of Saint Chiara, the Duomo, Piazza Sant’Oronzo, the Santa Croce Basilica and the Celestine Palace - all universal emblems of the Baroque period in Lecce. Enjoy authentic Leccese specialties, such as the “rustico”, “tarallini”, “pasticciotto”, and many more. Your guide will take you on a 3.5 hour tour that includes stops at 7 different restaurants for tastes of authentic local foods and wines.On this thrilling and informative tour you will visit the main eateries and most important monuments in Lecce. You will taste local specialties and marvel at the most charming sites of the old city. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Street Food Tour of Lecce with Wine Tasting & City Sightseeing with Local Guide

Is the first time you visit Lecce and want to know the city and its food specialties? This tour is the perfect solution forr you!Stroll into the city center and taste the best known local street food. Your guide will tell you the histories related to the main highlights such as the Basilica of Santa Croce, considered the emblem of Lecce baroque style, the Cathedral and many palaces you will find on the way. From a highlight to another, you will stop and delight your palate with the most famous and tasty delicacies of Salento, like the "rustico": soft puff pastry disc filled with mozzarella, tomato and bechamel, "frisella": roll bread, twice-baked and topped with fresh tomato, olive oil, or the pastry star "pasticciotto": a short pastry stuffed with custard and other fantastic sample of Salento specialties.Choose to take this tour either at lunch or dinner time, as it is an ideal way to do some sightseeing while having a light meal as you make your way through the city.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Kid-friendly Tour of Lecce Must-see Sites with Local Guide Pizza & Gelato

It's difficult to keep children involved during a walking tour, but not when the tour is taylor-made for them! Take a fun and educational tour of the city center of Lecce after sunset led by a kids-friendly, local guide. You will play games, quizzes and treasure hunts to keep the family happy and engaged while visiting some of the city highlights including Piazza del Duomo, the church of Santa Croce, Piazza Sant’Oronzo and many more great sites. Both children and parents will love to discover the history and architecture of Lecce in the most entertaining way. You will also taste local typical food like a “rustico” (a local, paff pastry disc) or pizza and a genuine home-made ice cream or pastry.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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