Veglie is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. Veglie is located 20 km west of Lecce and 12 km east of the sea, the Gulf of Taranto. Veglie was founded around the 10th century. Veglie was a small village. The tomb founded in Via Novoli in 1957 dates back to the Messapic times it is displayed in a provincial museum. Regarding the name, Francesco Ribezzo think that the origin of the name comes from the pre-Messapic "vel" of the Mediterranean origin meaning "elevation". Its main industry are agriculture which features olive and wine production and manufacturers. Ice cream is also produced in the village.