Situated in the Lecce province of Italy, Alessano makes a wonderful place to take a holiday. Relatively undisturbed by the mass tourism that has plagued other parts of Italy, life here still goes on at a more relaxed pace. The best way to experience this is by renting self catering accommodation in Alessano. This way, you will get more of a feel for this quiet town and its people far better than if you were staying in an hotel. A holiday rental apartment in Alessano comes with all the facilities that you would expect to make your stay a comfortable and happy one.
Alessano is ideally located in the countryside, but only minutes away from the coast by car. There are many beaches which are accessible from around the Salentine peninsula, where sunbathing and swimming are ever popular. During the summer, jet skiing, water skiing and diving also make pleasant diversions. Holidays in Alessano are all about experiencing a slower pace of life, and during the evening, a stroll around this historic town and dinner in a seafood restaurant is a wonderful way to end the day.
There is much to see and do in the general area around Alessano, and so a hire car should be considered if you are thinking of taking a holiday here. Olive groves dot the landscape, and some of the small fishing villages can be very quaint. The larger city of Lecce is less than an hour by car, and is worth a day trip to see some of the Roman remains there. Add into the mix historic towns such as Gallipoli, and it may seem that two weeks is not enough time to fully appreciate the area whilst on holiday in Alessano.
Alessano is blessed with the classic Mediterranean climate, which means there are hot, dry summers and mild winters. This means that a holiday in Alessano can be taken at almost any time of year. During the winter, the temperature very rarely dips below 10 degrees Celsius; whilst the summer top temperatures can be as high as the mid-thirties degrees. If you are thinking of taking a vacation in the height of summer, then it might be wise to choose a holiday rental villa in Alessano that has air conditioning. October and November prove to be the wettest months, with just over 19 inches of rainfall during the whole year.
Whilst some people may choose to drive to their self catering accommodation in Alessano, most will fly. The nearest airport, although called the Lecce Papola Casale Airport (BDS) is actually located near Brindisi. Flights arrive here courtesy of Ryanair from London Stansted (STN). The airport is also serviced by easyJet, TUI and Air Italy. Hiring a rental car and collecting it from the airport is probably the best way to get to Alessano, and that will also give you the mobility and independence to get around the region at your leisure.