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Lecce 73100 Italy

Listing # 81285

Rates From EUR 1600 Monthly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Affordable stay in Italy's magic

Enjoy our airy and spacious apartment in Lecce, the Florence of the South. Located on the second floor of a small baroque building in a pedestrian-only alley, it is seconds away from one of the most gorgeous baroque churches in town and 5 minutes walk from the city’s main piazza where you can enjoy free nightly events and bask in the multifaceted architectural landscape (ancient roman, 14th, 17th and 20th century all in one piazza!).
Our house is very quiet and spacious. It has "pietra leccese" floors, warm rugs, an entry way with barrel-vaulted ceiling, and a kitchen with star-vaulted ceiling. It has a large and bright master bedroom, a cozy second bedroom, a large and airy bathroom with washing machine and a large study area with desk over the internal staircase. The stairs is closed off but, for an extra charge, it can be opened if you would like to add an extra bedroom with bathroom ensuite. Please refer to my link below for information about terms, conditions and long term stays. If you are traveling by car, it is best to park it outside the ancient walls (just a few minutes walk to our house, my assistant will show you were) on areas marked with white stripes (so you don't have to pay for parking). If you are car-less, the train station is 12 minute walk from our house. Convenient buses to key historical towns and to the beaches are less than 5 minute walking distance from where we are. If you drive, in 30 minutes you will be able to reach pristine beaches both on the Ionian and on the Adriatic sea. The type of shores are for all tastes: rocky, sandy, with dunes, in natural park areas, free public access and private (where you can rent an umbrella and lounge chairs).
To visit the city of Lecce you will not need to take a bus: you can tour the ancient area on foot without effort or you can rent a bike if you like. At night, you will see many people strolling in the streets near our place, where there are lots of restaurants with tables outside in the warm season: but our house is tucked away in a quiet alley. If you come during religious holidays, you will be able to attend colorful and festive events such the Lecce's patron saint holiday "Sant'Oronzo" at the end of August.
In the small towns around Lecce during the summer season you will be able to attend very interesting festivals, most times about food, and also about traditional customs.
Come and relax in my tastefully decorated house while enjoying the culture and people of Salento!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
900 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, December 19, 2020 until Friday, December 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Please contact me for longer stays. Eur 200 security dep. 30% deposit + sec. dep. will confirm res.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Lecce
Postal Code - State or Province 73100 Apulia
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords San Matteo, Porta San Biagio, Via dei Perroni
Closest University Universita' degli Studi di Lecce
University nearby Ekotekne

Rental Price:

EUR 1600 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Eur 200 security dep. + 30% of rental will confirm your reservation
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Roof terrace with gazebo.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am an educator of Italian Language and translator here in San Francisco. I am also an artist, working at my first movie.

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Cecilia's place is a gem. It's central, comfortable, and we highly recommend it. We are a family of four with young children and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The roof-top terrace is delightful. The flat is a charming, tidy place with high ceilings and workable well-organised kitchen. Shops of all sorts and great restaurants nearby. Cecilia was wonderfully helpful and communicative with us at all times. Excellent. Also, Lecce truly is an exceptional place. Winding streets, unique architecture, beaches only a short car-ride away, and of course lots of terrific Italian food. The city is hushed and hot during the afternoons, but we took advantage of this to go for short walks. I don't use words like glow and shimmer often to describe a city, but for evenings in Lecce they fit perfectly. Excellent Shena 9/2/2016 1:30:00 AM
We enjoyed a very comfortable 30-days vacation at Cecilia's apartment. It's clean, quiet and in a great location - maybe a 5 minute walk to St. Oronzo Square - Lecce's main square and the ancient Roman amphitheater . It's location is an easy 15-20 minute walk from the train station. taxi's charge a minimum fee of USD$10.00. The rooftop terrace is excellent for relaxing, having breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wi-fi was excellent. Large kitchen with almost everything a Chef needs. Only problem is the caretaker Hari doesn't speak English. So, we needed to communicate with Cecilia via e-mail to San Francisco about a few concerns - not complaints. Payment and refund security deposit was okay. Excellent VHZ 8/2/2014 9:06:00 AM
We had a most delightful time staying in Cecelia's delightful apartment in the center of Lecce. This is a very old building that has been totally renovated in a most tasteful fashion without losing the charm of its original Baroque beauty. I cannot stress how comfortable the apartment is with a fully equipped kitchen where we prepared dinner nightly and comfortable sofas to drop into after a day walking the surrounding historical district. If you are thinking of visiting Puglia don't miss out on this place

Excellent peter 5/17/2014 3:59:00 PM