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  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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This apartment puts you in the historic heart of Lecce, where narrow streets are home to pasta shops and family-run trattoria that have been in business for generations. You might spot nonnas making fresh orecchiette at rickety tables between the ancient churches. It’s a town brimming with history, from the ancient Roman amphitheatre to the medieval castle of Carlo V. After a day pounding the time-worn streets of the historic centre, retreat to this apartment hidden behind an ancient door and quiet courtyard. Stepping past the old stone walls typical of Lecce’s old town, you’ll find a surprisingly modern interior – a kitchen with everything you need to replicate Puglia’s culinary delights and a dining table big enough for four. But plenty of traditional touches give the home’s history away, such as the wooden shutters, carved dressers and huge, dark wood wardrobe in the bedroom.


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What to expect


Highlights

Wander the sun-kissed streets of old Lecce straight from your front door

Wander the sun-kissed streets of old Lecce straight from your front door

Feel the history of the building in the quiet courtyard

Feel the history of the building in the quiet courtyard

Knock up a southern Italian classic in the pretty, mosaic kitchen

Knock up a southern Italian classic in the pretty, mosaic kitchen

End the day with a glass of Puglian Primitivo at the wooden dining table

End the day with a glass of Puglian Primitivo at the wooden dining table

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Home truths

    At capacity, two guests will be on a sofa bed in the living room

    There is room for an additional guest on a single sofa bed in the main bedroom

    There is a set of stone steps to the entrance of this home, so it may not suit those with limited mobility

    In the historic centre of Lecce, this apartment lies within the Limited Traffic Zone, so parking near the apartment to drop off luggage is only available between 4pm and 7pm

    There is paid public parking a few minutes' walk away at Via Adua

    Linen is changed once a week during your stay

    Though there isn't a dedicated desk here, the dining table doubles up as a laptop-friendly workspace

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Kitchen

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 3 beds

1 bathroom

Extras


Additional fees

  • Your host welcomes well-behaved dogs here for an additional fee of €20 for small breeds and €30 for large breeds each per stay

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Lecce

Lecce’s famous baroque architecture is what sets it apart from its fellow sun-soaked Puglian cities. Think basilicas adorned with rose windows and intricately carved Madonnas, floral columns, and gargoyles galore – all in the pale stone of Puglia. The Basilica di Santa Croce is probably the finest example of Lecce’s architecture gone wild, and sipping a double espresso in the Piazza del Duomo is one of the best ways to...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Dine at 00 Doppiozero

Dine at 00 Doppiozero

Elegant restaurant with friendly staff, interesting menu, and good beer. Try the tasty gnocchi and well-cooked swordfish. Great value for generous portions.

6 min
Experience Michelin Star Dining at Bros

Experience Michelin Star Dining at Bros

Bros is a restaurant in Lecce that offers a unique and exciting culinary experience. With a 15-course tasting menu featuring fermented ingredients, it's a rollercoaster of tastes. The friendly staff and outstanding service add to the welcoming atmosphere. A must-visit for food enthusiasts!

5 min
Dine at Le Zie Trattoria Casereccia

Dine at Le Zie Trattoria Casereccia

Discover traditional Salento dishes at this family-run restaurant. Enjoy freshly prepared pasta and superb sauces. Reserve a table to avoid disappointment.

8 min
Head to Cantiere Hambirreria

Head to Cantiere Hambirreria

A lively eatery with amazing food, craft beer, and an industrial-style dining room. Enjoy the great atmosphere on the terrace and top-notch service.

7 min
Relax in the gardens of Villa Comunale

Relax in the gardens of Villa Comunale

Escape the bustling city centre and unwind in the peaceful Giardini Pubblici Giuseppe Garibaldi. With its lush greenery, walking trails, sculptures, and playgrounds, it's the perfect place to rest and recharge.

6 min
Enjoy a taste of Greece at Elleniko Ristorante Greco

Enjoy a taste of Greece at Elleniko Ristorante Greco

Experience the best Greek dining in Italy with amazing food, genuine Greek salads, Mythos beer, and a true Greek ambience. The staff are warm and welcoming, ready to suggest the best dishes.

10 min
Dine at Crianza

Dine at Crianza

A charming restaurant with phenomenal food and wine recommendations, Crianza is a delight. Mouth-watering dishes with fresh ingredients, generous portions, and great service await. It's just a short walk from the church of the Holy Cross.

4 min
Admire the Basilica di Santa Croce

Admire the Basilica di Santa Croce

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this 17th-century baroque church, adorned with intricate figures and a stunning rosette window. Discover the magic of Lecce's unique white tufo architecture and be captivated by the serene atmosphere inside.

3 min
Check out Porta Rudiae

Check out Porta Rudiae

Step back in time as you walk through the ancient gate into the old city of Lecce. Marvel at the beautiful architecture and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this historical landmark.

10 min
Explore Castello Carlo V

Explore Castello Carlo V

Step into the 12th-century castle, fortified by Charles V in 1539, to immerse yourself in captivating art exhibitions and cultural events.

5 min
Explore the Museo Faggiano

Explore the Museo Faggiano

Discover the 2000-year-old archeological history beneath a private residence at this passionate, family-run museum in Lecce. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the area.

7 min

Get around

Airport

Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla

1 hr 59 min

Train station

Lecce

15 min

Bus stop

Lecce Terminal City

6 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

7 min

Cafe

11 min

Pharmacy

6 min

Points of interest

Beach

Porto Cesareo Beach

40 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 10:00

On floor 1, steps only

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Francesco

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Eugenio and his team love welcoming guests to Salento and look after a fabulous collection of addresses for visitors to make their home for a little while.

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