Lecce Town Hall
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Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapians who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.
In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.
Lecce is home to the University of Salento, founded in 1955 and enrolling more than 16,000 students as of 2017/18.
According to legend, a city called Sybar existed at the time of the Trojan War, founded by the Messapii. It was conquered by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, receiving the new name of Lupiae.
Under the emperor Hadrian (2nd century AD) the city was moved 3 kilometres (2 miles) to the northeast, taking the name of Licea or Litium. Lecce had a theater and an amphitheater and was connected to the Hadrian Port (the current San Cataldo). Orontius of Lecce, locally called Sant'Oronzo, is considered to have served as the city's first Christian bishop and is Lecce's patron saint.
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Lecce was sacked by the Ostrogoth king Totila in the Gothic Wars. It was restored to Roman rule in 549, and remained part of the Eastern Empire for five centuries, with brief conquests by Saracens, Lombards, Hungarians and Slavs.
After the Norman conquest in the 11th century, Lecce regained commercial and political importance (count Tancred of Lecce was the last Norman King of Sicily), flourishing in the subsequent Hohenstaufen and Angevine rule. The County of Lecce was one of the largest and most important fiefs in the Kingdom of Sicily from 1053 to 1463, when it was annexed directly to the crown. From the 15th century, Lecce was one of the most important cities of southern Italy, and, starting in 1630, it was enriched with precious Baroque monuments. To avert invasion by the Ottomans, a new line of walls and a castle were built by Charles V, (who was also Holy Roman Emperor), in the first part of the 16th century.
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Streaming - Photographer 1 (205.8 km) €500
Photographer 1 (205.8 km) €750
Photographer 2 (227.4 km) €750
Full-Day Video - Videographer 1 (205.8 km) €750
Full-Day Video - Videographer 2 (227.4 km) €750
Full-Day Photo National Photographer 1 (302.7 km) €1800
Full-Day Video - National Photographer 1 (302.7 km) €2000
flower girl bouquet €30
Bridal flower crown €60
Child flower crown €30
Cascading Bouquet €100
Nosegay Bouquet €100
Long Stem Bouquet €110
Boutonnieres/Button Holes €20
Small Simple Bridesmaid Bouquet €50
Ceremony Arrangements €200
Small Lemon Trees €75
fresh greenery with small candles €25
fresh greenery with tall candles €75
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