Lecce Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by shavy
  • Local Customs
    by shavy
  • Very special market stall
    Very special market stall
    by shavy

Most Recent Local Customs in Lecce

  • shavy's Profile Photo

    Market

    by shavy Written Jan 5, 2014

    We were here on a Sunday and we don't know there was a big market in the city, we walked through all the stall and one thing it caught my eye is one of the stall was very colorful

    I went closer to have a look and I see this all in red color underwear nothing else. So we thought maybe because is Christmas that is why all the colors or it is maybe the tradition here in the South. No idea!
    I've never seen like that it's so especial

    Very special market stall

    Was this review helpful?

  • BlueLlama's Profile Photo

    Rustico leccese

    by BlueLlama Updated Aug 18, 2008

    Rustici are small pastries that look very much like mini pies. They start cropping up in bars and pizzerias once you enter the province of Brindisi, but it is Lecce where they become ubiquitous.

    The pastry itself is filo, which reflects the connection with Greek food and culture in this part of Italy; the Salento peninsula is where the food noticeably starts to mix Greek and Italian influences. The inside is pure Italian: some mixture of cheese, usually mozzarella, and tomato. Besciamel sauce is a popular, if hazardous, filling... Beware the super-heated besciamel rustico if you're tempted to bite down into the thing. Dangerously hot, and liable to end up all over you too.

    Deceptively filling, the rustico also makes a very cheap lunch. At around one to two euros, you'd only want two at most. Delicious. Don't miss out on trying rustici in their hometown of Lecce.

    Rustici leccesi
    Related to:
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • craic's Profile Photo

    Public Baths

    by craic Written Jun 16, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Right in the main square by the old forum.
    Useful for backpacking type travellers of course.
    But some of the older houses must lack bathrooms and/or hot water.
    First time I have ever seen Public Baths. I have heard of them of course.
    But maybe I am jumping to conclusions. Maybe Bagni Pubblici is some sort of hip club, or gym, or meeting place for people of a particular persuasion.

    Bagni Pubblici

    Was this review helpful?

  • barrikello's Profile Photo

    Ciceri & Tria - Pasta with chick peas

    by barrikello Written Sep 10, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    That's one of the various ways to cook pasta in Salento. The recipe is simple, based on the match between fresh pasta and chick peas. The fresh tagliatelle are partly fried in olive oil and partly boiled in water . It's a wonderful match - maybe not really suitable for a diet but tasty, believe me!

    lecce's pasta
    Related to:
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • barrikello's Profile Photo

    Pittule - Fried 'balls'

    by barrikello Written Sep 11, 2004

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The 'Pittule' are flour balls fried in olive oil. They can be enriched with olives or tomatoes, served as a starter in restaurant or at the local 'sagre' (village celebrations).

    pittule
    Related to:
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • piccolina's Profile Photo

    La pizzica

    by piccolina Written Nov 16, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    La pizzica is a....sensual dance of joy and love, tipical of Salento
    Don't miss it.....she is warm, fascinating and irresistibly

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Lecce

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

116 travelers online now

Comments

Lecce Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Lecce local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Lecce sightseeing.

View all Lecce hotels