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Lecce or Alberobello

Kona
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Lecce or Alberobello

Our cruise docks in Brindisi for one day and we have the choice between a day excursion to Lecce or one to Alberobello and we can't decide. Any advise?

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1. Re: Lecce or Alberobello

Lecce has many more sites to be visited. In Alberobello once you've seen the conical houses (trulls) and the related museum, its over.

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I agree with the Aussies! Also, Lecce is a shorter drive on better roads from Brindisi (less than an hour) ... more time for eating and sight seeing! Alberrobello is very nice, but the cathedrals and Amphitheatre in Lecce are amazing. When do you arrive? If it's peak season, Alberobello will be heaving with tourists.

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I agree with the previous posts but.... Lecce is bigger with more to see but you might not get to see much of it with a cruise tour group. I would see Lecce as better if you were thinking of visiting Puglia again in the future. Lecce would give you more of an idea of what there is to see in Puglia or the salento if you had more time.

Alberobello, as touristy as it, is one of those places that people need to check off of there lists of "things seen". You may regret not having seen it if you don't get back this way again. I personally love the trulli out in the countryside around Carovigno or towards Martina Franca.

Also I be would wrong if I didn't at least plug Brindisi. The town is getting more tourist friendly every year. The seafront of the harbor has been under construction for 2 years now and it's just about complete (at least you can walk along the sea again!)

Jeff

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4. Re: Lecce or Alberobello

In years to come, when you think of this cruise, you would surely remember Alberobello, but you might struggle to recall details about Lecce.

That said, Lecce is lovely and a tentative UNESCO site (http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1149/), but Alberobello is a UNESCO site (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/787).

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5. Re: Lecce or Alberobello

Alberobello 100%

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6. Re: Lecce or Alberobello

It's a subjective decision, and Lecce is nearer Brindisi, but perhaps photos would help decide....

http://goo.gl/5OsDi

http://goo.gl/zZhBg

Vagabonda

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We will be visiting the Lecce area around the end of May. Should we stay in Lecce or in Otranto or do you have some other suggestion. We are driving and are giving ourselves about 2 -3 days in that area. We plan to drive to Galipoli also.

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8. Re: Lecce or Alberobello

Stay in Otranto. We stay there every year in the summer and we choose Masseria Bandino. If you have a car Lecce is only 40 min drive and Otranto is beautiful. The hotel Masseria has a fantastic restaurant. The old town in otranto and the cathedral are gorgeous. More relaxing than Lecce.

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