Photos of the Basilica di Santa Croce in Lecce

santa croce lecceWhen we visited Lecce last month with a group of U.S.-based wine writers and bloggers, one of the highlights of the trip — of course — was the celebrated Basilica di Santa Croce in the historical center of Lecce.

It’s one of the greatest works of baroque architecture in Italy and the centerpiece of Lecce, “the Florence of the south,” as some have called it.

As you can see in the photo above, the facade is being restored at the moment.

But that didn’t stop Alfonso Cevola, author of the excellent Italo-centric wine blog On the Wine Trail in Italy, from snapping these wonderful details below.

Read more about the church here.

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