in the historic center of Lecce
in the historic center of Lecce


3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath


3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £17
Weekly Discount: 7%

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In the historic center of Lecce, a few steps from the Duomo, lovely bright apartment , recently renovated, but with the original vaulted ceilings and traditional stone from Lecce still visible. Living room, bedroom and small furnished kitchen. Ideal for couples who want to immerse themselves in the Baroque wonders of the 1600's.


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Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of the trip and the first night is non-refundable, with the exception of fees.


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5 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews


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Marcin User Profile
September 2015
Great apartment in historical city centre! Just 5 minutes walking from Piazza Duomo! Communication with Stefano was very easy and convenient! Full recommendation!

Eugénie User Profile
July 2015
We have been very nicely welcomed in the flat. It is perfectly located in the very center of Lecce's historic center. The flat was really charming and our trip in Lecce was fabulous!

Kaja User Profile
August 2014
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.

Meghan User Profile
June 2014
The reservation was canceled 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Elly User Profile
June 2014
My boyfriend and I had an absolutely wonderful stay in Lecce. It's a beautiful city, food is incredibly cheap, the wine is great, and this apartment was situated really close to everything (once you're in the historic city walls everything is about 15 minutes walk away). Unfortunately our worst part of the trip was probably the apartment. Possibly we had unrealistic expectations for the price, but it's telling when you spend as much time out of the house as possible. Because Stefano lives in Milan presumably he doesn't visit the apartment very often. It's made out of traditional Lecce stone, making it cool during the day. Too cool. Damp, in fact. And the supplied de-humidifier is so old that it doesn't work with the current electrical system. Every time we returned home from a day out our clothes and bed sheets would be damp, and smell damp. We tried hanging them up, and opening all the windows, but all that did was encourage mosquitoes into the bedroom. Unfortunately the permanent presence of damp in the apartment meant that the wooden fittings in the kitchen were very mouldy, and the entire kitchen was totally unsuitable to preparing food. We made our sandwiches on the sitting room table. Especially after we found the slug on the kitchen floor. The bathroom was serviceable, but also obviously not cleaned properly. The toilet smelt, despite looking clean, and there was also a large amount of mould growing underneath the shower mat. Having travelled to Mongolia, China, Russia, Kenya (and more), my boyfriend and I were not so aggrieved to demand a refund or make a serious complaint. However we would not choose to stay here again.

Thorsten User Profile
September 2013
Very nice flat in the middle of Lecce and very close to the Duomo. We enjoyed every minute at Stefano’s place. Parking the car was sometimes possible next to the apartment. Flexible check in/out time. We would definitely stay there again. Grazie mille.

Stéphanie User Profile
August 2013
This appartment is just perfectly located, we couldn't expect any better place to stay in terms of location. Just 3 minutes walking from the Duomo, very easy to walk in the historical center of Lecce... We loved it. Surprisingly, we managed to park very easily our car. Maybe the bed was a little bit hard... but I highly recommand this place. Stefano and Stefania were very flexible with the time of check in. If I come back to Lecce, I would definitely stay there again.

Milan, Italy · Joined in April 2012
Stefano User Profile

Sono architetto, nato e vissuto a Milano, sposato con Stefania, avvocato di Lecce. Viviamo tra Milano e Lecce per lavoro e adoriamo viaggiare, i cani e la buona cucina. Una passione per il cinema degli anni '40 e per la notte della Taranta, appuntamento salentino con la musica e la danza tradizionali.

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