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(lĕch′ā, lĕt′chĕ)
A city of extreme southeast Italy east of Taranto. A Greek and Roman town, Lecce was a semi-independent county from 1053 to 1463.


(Italian ˈlettʃe)
(Placename) a walled city in SE Italy, in Puglia: Greek and Roman remains. Pop: 83 303 (2001)


(ˈlɛtʃ eɪ)

a city in SE Italy. 101,520.
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Contract notice:Final design, executive design, construction supervision and safety coordination during the design and execution of "work to strengthen the health center of Lecce in Piazza Bottazzi"
The Reformation was to lead to a Counter-Reformation on the part of the Church, and nowhere is this more evident than in a small baroque jewel of a town called Lecce in Southern Italy, which I had the occasion to visit on a weekend from Rome.
The Jewish heritage of a tiny town is being brought back to life with a museum on the site of an ancient synagogue in Lecce, Italy.
La Fiermontina, a new urban masseria (farmhouse) on Piazza Scipione in the historic city of Lecce is owner Giacomo Fiermonte's 10-year labor of love.
Guided, escorted visits to Matera, Ostuni, Alberobello, Lecce & the Gargano peninsula ?
After teaching in a liceo in Rome and commuting weekly to the newly formed Universita di Lecce for many years, he finally returned to his native Salento, was chair of Department, and Rettore of the University from 1968 until 1981.
Students at the Universita degli Studi di Siena and the Universita degli Studi di Lecce (4) were given a questionnaire containing a variety of statements with possessive constructions and were asked to judge the statements as standard Italian, regional Italian, dialect, or as unacceptable in any variety of Italian.
Norman Lecce, managing director of Gasfill, has a pre-production prototype ready for manufacture and is seeking a partner to manufacture "tens of thousands of the devices per annum".
The accusations related to Lazio's league games against Genoa and Lecce in May 2011, but five men including Mauri were cleared of wrongdoing in relation to the Genoa fixture.
Italian Serie A clubs Lazio and Genoa, lower league side Lecce and eight players have been referred to a disciplinary tribunal over allegations of match-fixing in the 2010/11 season, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday.
LECCE v FIORENTINA 5pm THERE are just two matchdays remaining in Serie A, but there is still all to play for at the foot of the table with five teams mathematically capable of finishing third-from-bottom and losing their top-flight status, writes Adam Scriven.
Third-placed Lazio, who have 55 points, dropped two home points when they conceded an injury-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Lecce.