Have just got back from a really enjoyable week in Lecce. The weather wasn't wonderful, with one day of heavy rain accompanied by people trying to sell umbrellas to all and sundry, and another day of strong winds. The weather didn't really affect our enjoyment.
We stayed in an apartment opposite to the side door of the Duomo, and it was splendid, review to be posted.
Lots of parties of children and guided tours but it was easy to find quiet deserted corners. I don't think I would like to visit at the height of summer.
We enjoyed some good meals and especially 'OO', again reviews where appropriate.
There are some lovely pieces of architecture but as someone has said cherubs become boring eventually.
A few beggars about but not as evident as in Spain.
We visited Otranto and then on to S.Maria de Leuca. We took a trip which we found in the tourist office, enjoyable. We also went to Massafra, fascinating and Matera quite stunning.
We love Italy and are now trying to decide where next.