Simposio’s cookbook is filled with Puglia’s cuisine recipes and stories about Lecce, Italy. It is a sentimental guide to this beautiful jewel of Salento, Puglia, worth a visit of at least a couple of days, and a travel cookbook to uncover the food of Puglia, the stories, the local and authentic recipes, the traditions, and the folklore.

Puglia's cuisine in a unique Lecce cookbook

Lecce travel guide book


Lecce, Italy, is called the Florence of the South, so rich in art, palaces, and stunning embellishments it is. But it is also a great starting point for discovering Puglia’s cuisine. Put it all together, and you get a unique cookbook that is beautiful to browse, delightful to read, and great for enriching your culinary adventures.

How to reach Lecce

Lecce’s nearest airport is Brindisi, Lecce to Brindisi airport takes about a 40 minutes drive (there are many buses and shuttle offers). But you can also get there from the Bari, or the Brindisi airport. Lecce is 500 km (270 miles) from Rome. You can drive or take a train from stazione Termini, it should take you a little less than 6 hours. Check both Trenitalia and Italo websites for the best offers. Be aware that trains from Rome may depart both from the Termini and the Tiburtina stations. The first one is central, the second is not that much, but not very distant either.


The Weather in Lecce

Lecce’s climate is mild. Winters are gentle, and Summers are very hot and muggy.


Accomodations in Lecce

Accomodations in Lecce are quite cheap, cheaper than Rome for sure! And restaurants are generally delicious (we ate at the Michelin starred Bros, and it was out of this world!).


Touring Lecce, Italy through Puglia’s cuisine

Before visiting, read Simposio’s Lecce cookbook: you will have a slow travel guide and an anticipation of the magnificent landscapes and the fascinating details. You will learn more about the history of this proud people, and understand why and how they live a slow and happy life, full of pleasure, good food, sun, and beauty.

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This Simposio is a unique cookbook dedicated to Lecce, Italy. Let me guide you through the city and Puglia’s cuisine with:

    • A Puglia Bucket List
    • Stories about Lecce, Leccesi, a poet, the Bella Figura, Maria D’Enghien, Tito Schipa
    • Magic in Puglia
    • Puglia’s Tarantata
    • Slow Living Salento
    • St Oronzo’s celebrations
    • the town of Grottaglie

    • Eating habits in Puglia and the best recipes of Puglia’s cuisine, such as:
      • Orecchiette
      • Ciciri E Tria
      • Bombette
      • Apulian Caponata
      • Peperoni Alla Leccese
      • Pizzi Leccesi
      • Fruttone
      • Pollo Alla Salentina
      • Orecchiette Di St Oronzo
      • Parmesan Eggplant
      • Bbrascioli
      • Focaccia Alle Olive
      • Acquasali
      • Mmracoa
      • Caffè Leccese

    • Let me also introduce you to some of Italy’s traditions and folklore, for example:
      • Getting Married In Italy
      • Foraging For The House
      • Peach Tea
    • Acqua Minerale
    • Macchia Mediterranea
    • Italian Barbecues

    • Italian pasta recipes for the summer:
    • Yellow Tomato Sauce
    • Zucchini Pesto
    • Gallinella Pasta

    • or Italian salads:
    • Plum And Arugula Salad
    • Lentil And Tomato Salad
    • Grika Salad
    • Russian Salad


    • Finally, Italian eggplant recipes and authentic ricotta dishes:
    • Eggplant Bruschetta
    • Eggplant Barchette
    • Eggplant Involtini
    • Fried Ricotta
    • Ricotta Gnocchi
    • Ricotta Frittata

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    Enjoy Lecce!