Lecce was amazing--the highlight of our trip in southern Italy. Stefano was very friendly and easy to communicate with. The apartment is extremely well-situated: near the busy parts of the historic center, but far enough away that it was quiet at night. There was also a washing machine!--an awesome surprise after a summer of hand washing in Italy. Another nice touch: there were beach towels and a beach umbrella available for use. Visually, the apartment was romantic, lovely, and nicely decorated, but, like another reviewer described from earlier this summer, also very, very damp. There is a humidifier, which operated well in pulling out moisture from the air, but we had to have the dehumidifier going non-stop (emptying it every 8 hours or so) just to keep the damp at bay, as well as take off the sheets to dry them during the day as the mattress was damp (the bedroom is by far the most damp room--the other rooms are better). Of course, clearly a ground-level, stone apartment is never going to be as dry as a wood, concrete block, or drywall construction, but the moisture appeared to be above what one would expect. We understand that the level of dampness may be in part due to the abnormally cold and rainy summer (lots of regular down pours, flooding, and even hail) southern Italy is having, but such a lovely apartment still would benefit from an assessment of the root cause of the dampness and some tactic to address it more permanently. Another, somewhat smaller issue was parking: there is a parking lot right next to the apartment, but we were not allowed to park there overnight, so had to move the car for parking outside the old city walls every night at 9pm and move it before 9am the following day to avoid a ticket. This disrupted breakfast and dinner--if one doesn't have a car, this issue of course doesn't apply. We were torn: if it wasn't for the dampness and issues with parking, we'd absolutely love to stay here again, as it was otherwise very nice. Unfortunately, though, we can't recommend staying here until the dampness issue is addressed (the parking issue is much less important). Once the moisture issue is resolved (which might be as simple as a wipe-down of the walls with a cleaning solution and the installation of a bigger dehumidifier that runs continuously when the apartment is closed), then we would be very likely to reverse our assessment.