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

a city in SE Italy. 101,520.
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KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG bagged a hat-trick in 14 minutes as AC Milan came back from 3-0 down to win 4-3 in a thrilling match at Lecce.
Summary: Kevin-Prince Boateng scored a hat trick within 18 minutes of coming on as a halftime substitute as AC Milan bounced back from being 3-0 behind to win 4-3 at Lecce in an astonishing Serie A match Sunday.
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The skeleton was discovered inside a Neolithic-age tomb unearthed in Yumuktepe Hoyuk of the southern Mersin province by archeologists from the Italian Lecce University and Turkish Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, according to the semi-official Anatolia news agency.
1874,'' the ministers said in a statement issued after their two-day meeting in the southern Italian city of Lecce.
A last-gasp goal by Brazilian striker Amauri gave Juventus a 2-1 win at Lecce while injury-ravaged AC Milan beat Catania 1-0 at the San Siro thanks to a Kaka goal in Italy's top flight football league Serie A.
DOPEY Roma fans were caught red-handed while looting a filling station on the way to a game at Lecce.
United have been made aware of a registration dispute between Roma and his former club Lecce.
INTER have until next month to take up an option to sign Lecce star Mirko Vucinic.
There are no less than fourteen manuscripts in Avellino, Brindisi, Lecce, in several different libraries in Naples, including the Biblioteca Nazionale, and in a private archive of the Arditi family in Presicce, but they are all rather late, dating from the late sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century.
Roma were beaten 2-1 at home by Fiorentina on Wednesday when Napoli won 2-0 at Lecce.