Lecce is a city in Puglia known for its Baroque style buildings. In the central Piazza del Duomo, there is the Cathedral of Lecce with a double facade and a bell tower. The Basilica of Santa Croce is characterized by sculptures and a rose window. Nearby are the Roman Column of Sant’Oronzo, which on the top houses the bronze statue of the city’s patron saint, and the Roman amphitheater, below street level.
The former Monastery of Santa Chiara, today the Historical Museum of the City of Lecce (MUST), tells the story of the city through ancient finds and houses a gallery of modern art. In the underground Faggiano Museum it is possible to visit tombs, cisterns and a granary dating back to the Messapic and Roman eras. Other historical artifacts from the same period are on display at the Provincial Museum Sigismondo Castromediano. The Castle Carlo V is a fortified medieval structure with regal rooms where exhibits with works in papier-mâché are presented. The arch of Porta Napoli was once the main access door to the city