Lecce is just 45 minutes from Casa Nidolino, and is often referred to as Florence of the South for its lush Baroque architecture. Lecce is filled with examples of Roman, medieval and Renaissance art. An amphitheatre dating from this period can be found in the Piazza Sant’Oronzo. Ancient city gates, a basilica, churches and countless more sights wait to be discovered. But Lecce is not town lost in nostalgia. Those who stroll through the traffic-calmed centre will discover that not only is Lecce bursting with baroque buildings, it is also a modern, lively city!