I propose an unconventional guided tour that highlights Lecce’s unknown attractions. Instead of walking along the classic tourist trails which people can easily discover by themselves, I’ll lead my guests in the “giravolte” of the historical center, take them to a local market, have breakfast with them in a very special coffee, show them some hidden treasures along the way and introduce them to some coole, little shops, unique in their kind. I’ll tell people about local legends and believes and make them understand more about some special local customs. We will end our tour with a typical surprise snack or a hot tea in a characteristic historical bar of the city! Guests receive a copy of my own personal list of A taste of Salento flavours. The list represents a useful reminder for people who want to get back to the places they loved most or want to explore more. It's a curated list of 100 unique spots ranging from my favourite restaurants, shops or just places to hang out in the city. This tour is perfect for people who love to discover those spots locals love rather than getting in-depth historical information about Lecce and its more
Typical local breakfast. A drink with some snacks Coffee or cappuccino, fresh juice with a typical pastry.
Gift brochure A list with a choice of activities
Hi! I'm Maria Pia, a 34-year-old "off the beaten track" tour guide. I’ve a degree in business administration and a background in tourism management. With my husband we travelled a lot abroad getting in touch with people all over the world and that's how my adventure began: inviting foreign friends over the years to visit Salento, discovering experiences that made their trip unique became for me a passion first, then, combined with my academic background and professional in management and organization, a real job for the last 3 years. Now I have a real grasp of what foreigners expect!
We will walk from Villa Comunale to the old town where we’ll have breakfast in a cosy typical pastry shop in my favorite square of the city. We will move to the center passing by lovely bars in the yards or on sunny terraces and popping in cool, little artisan shops. I’ll show you how to reach and see the hidden underground Idume river in the ancient city which even local citizens aren’t aware of. We will end the tour with a drink in the old town
The tour can be booked in the morning or in the afternoon and activities will depends on time you'll choose Italian, English and French Also dog-friendly