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This issue of the Simposio magazine is a travel guide to Lecce: enjoy the stories, the local and authentic recipes, the traditions, and the other Southern Italy wonders!

On this issue of the magazine, you’ll explore a baroque pearl: Lecce, a Southern Italian city in the region of Puglia. Also called the Florence of the South, so rich it is in art, palaces, and stunning embellishments.

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the Lecce issue of the Simposio magazine

In the Lecce issue you’ll find:

  • 115 pages
  • 113 pictures
  • 29 recipes
  • 4 DIY projects

 

INDEX:

PUGLIA BUCKET LIST

LECCE:

  • Story
  • Things to See
  • Lecce’s Rock
  • Aristocrats
  • The Emblem
  • People
  • A Poem
  • Good Impressions
  • The Queen of Lecce
  • The Shorty from Lecce
  • Magic
  • The Bitten
  • Dance

EATING IN PUGLIA:

  • Customs
  • Orecchiette
  • Chickpeas pasta
  • A Themed Table
  • Bombette
  • Apulian Caponata
  • Lecce’s Bell Peppers
  • Tomato Bread
  • Fruttone

SLOW LIVING SALENTO

ST ORONZO:

  • History & Legends
  • Salento’s Chicken
  • Orecchiette Bake
  • Parmesan Eggplants

GETTING MARRIED IN ITALY

GROTTAGLIE:

  • The Ceramics Town
  • Anchovie Rolls
  • Olives Focaccia
  • Bread Salad

THE HOMEMADE PROJECT:

  • Basil Digestive Liquor
  • Peach Tea
  • Chili Oil

THE PASTA PROJECT:

  • Yellow Tomatoes Sauce
  • Zucchini Pesto
  • Tub Gurnard Pasta

THE SALAD PROJECT:

  • Plums & Arugula Salad
  • Lentils & Tomato Salad
  • Grika Salad
  • Russian Salad

THE EGGPLANT PROJECT:

  • Eggplant Bruschetta
  • Stuffed Eggplants
  • Eggplant Rolls

THE RICOTTA PROJECT:

  • Fried Ricotta
  • Ricotta Gnocchi
  • Ricotta Frittata

SUMMER BBQ

MEDITERRANEAN SCRUB

MINERAL WATER

FORAGING FOR THE HOUSE

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about Lecce

How to get there: 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.

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

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 quite an adventure!).

Before going, read the Simposio mag: you will have a 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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