Lecce is a historic city of 95,200 inhabitants in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Puglia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old
Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South".
Gallipoli (Greek: Kallipolis (Καλλίπολις), meaning "Beautiful City") is a town and comune of 20,969 inhabitants in the province of Lecce, in Apulia, southern Italy. The old town is located on a limestone island, linked to the mainland by a bridge built in the 16th century.