Destination Weddings in Lecce
Salento, is nestled in the clear waters of the Adriatic and Ionian coasts, where tall cliffs sculpted by the sea alternate with sandy beaches, green stretches of maquis and a small “eden” reachable only by boat.
The city of Lecce is located exactly within this wonderful area, ideal for your Italian destination wedding.
A harmonious landscape of plains and gentle hills occupies the heart of the province, covered with signs of ancient villages.
Crops of vineyards and olive groves are geometrically-shaped and outlined by low, dry-stone walls built with the typical local stone that is also found in the local farmhouses, dolmens and menhirs.
A visit to Lecce can begin with Piazza Duomo, once used as a fortress and considered the most elegant “salon” in the city.
the buildings in this square, the grandeur of the Cathedral, the Palazzo Vescovile (Bishop’s Palace) and the Palazzo del Seminario (Seminary), they are one of the works that best represents the magnificence of the Lecce style.
Not far away, Piazza Sant’Oronzo narrates the city’s entire history.
Symbol of the Renaissance is Palazzo del Seggio, known as the “Seat,” which today hosts important art exhibitions, and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with its interesting frescoes and works sculpted in wood.
Gastronomy is as varied as the landscape: oils, wines, cheeses, vegetables and fresh pasta recall the delicious flavors of the past.
Pasta is the champion among the first courses. The condiments range from the simple and fresh tomato sauce flavored with basil and pecorino or ricotta cheese, to turnip tops, to tender lamb or to fresh local fish.
Some typical dishes to choose for your wedding reception, together with the famous Orecchiette with turnip greens, could be the eggplant parmigiana and the taieddhra, a triumph of flavors based on vegetables and mussels seasoned with grated cheese. Pizza and focaccia are another characteristic element of Salento cuisine, obviously enriched with local products, such as extra virgin olive oil.
Among the main dishes, you can choose roulade of tripe or lamb appetizer and of course dishes based on fish cooked in different ways (roast, fried, in soup or baked).
“Raw” Sea urchins, mussels and oysters can be your appetite for your guests who love the strong taste of the sea.
The whole wedding meal will be accompanied by the splendid wines of Salento.
Lecce offers many types of accommodation, from hotels, to B&B, to farms scattered in the countryside.
Several options ideal for charming accommodations to please you and your guests during your destination wedding.