The Italian city Lecce is also called 'the Florence of the South', because the city houses many Baroque architectural monuments. The city was founded over two thousand years ago by the Greek.
Lecce has almost 100,000 inhabitants.
Lecce is located in the far south of Italy, centrally on the Salentine Peninsula, which you probably know better as 'the heel of the boot'. Brindisi lies 40 kilometers north-northwest of Lecce.
From an economic point of view, 'Lecce stone' is one of the main export products. It's a special type of limestone, relatively soft, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also a center for trade of agricultural produce from the surroundings, mainly olives (of which part is turned into oil) and wine. Lecce also has some ceramic factories.
The nearest airport is Aeroporto del Salento near Brindisi, along the SS16/SS379. It's easily reachable by rental car: first take the SS613 to Brindisi and then follow the directions. The way to the airport is clearly signposted. Expect a travel time of approximately 40 minutes.
Public bus transport in and around Lecce is exploited by SGM. Lecce's city council is trying to make people leave their cars by offering cheap rental bicycles. There are several of these so-called (fully automatic) Bicincittà shelters in town.
Traffic and Parking
Finding a free parking place in Lecce's center may be difficult, but around the center there are three P+R areas (Carlo Pranzo, Via Torre del Parco and Foro Boario) where you can park your car to continue your journey by public transport.
Lecce has a good choice of accommodations. There are luxury hotels in the city center, often housed in attractive mansions, but there are also basic guesthouses and bed & breakfasts. There are campsites and holiday resorts in the city's surroundings and you can rent farms (agritourism). In this case, a rental car comes in handy.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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