Lecce is a city in the region of Apulia, Italy and also the capital of the province of Lecce. Also known as ‘La Firenze del Sud’, meaning ‘Florence of the South’, it has a population of around 95,000 inhabitants. The city is famous for its beaches as well as the famed Baroque monuments.
The climate of the city is of the Mediterranean variety with mild winters and hot summers. It is mostly dry and sunny in the city barring the months of November and April which get irregular rainfall. The weather enables the growth of tourism to a great extent.
Initially, a Greek city, and then, a Roman town, Lecce developed to become one of the most important cities of Italy. Today, the city is an important agricultural and industrial centre with oil, ceramics and wine being the main industries.
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