The central city of Lecce in the ""heel"" part of the country of Italy is a popular destination for many travellers, although it remains one of Italy's hidden gems. Often referred to as ""The Florence of the South"", a Lecce holiday will offer a range of things to see and do as well as the opportunity to soak up some of the most beautiful Baroque architecture to be found in Italy. A Lecce holiday rental house is an ideal base from which to explore this vibrant city and its surroundings; you will likely find it is a comfort to come back to the house to relax after a busy day! A Lecce holiday is sure to leave you with some wonderful memories of this often overlooked, exquisite part of the country.
Travellers on a Lecce holiday will find a multitude of activities to indulge in. In terms of outdoor activities visitors can enjoy opportunities exist for swimming, tennis, golf, fishing, walking, cycling and horse riding. There are also several cooking schools in the city and surrounding area which offer cooking courses for those who love their food. Visitors will find a lot of great Baroque architecture in the city on buildings such as The Duomo, The Celestine's Convent and The Church of The Holy Cross. Lecce is also home to several art galleries and there are open-air theatres for visitors to enjoy in the warmer summer months.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Lecce holiday rental house then there are many great towns to be visited. One such town is Gallipoli which is approximately 45 minutes to the west of Lecce, right on the west coast. Visitors will find that Gallipoli has many old beautiful buildings and a 16th century bridge which connect Gallipoli's Old Town to the mainland. The Castello Angiono is an old fortress that sits close to the entrance of the Old Town and is thought to have originated in the 11th century. Most of the remaining castle dates from the 15th century and the interior is filled with high vaulted ceilings and beautiful architecture.
Those considering having a Lecce holiday rental house will be able to experience a wonderful Mediterranean climate. This means that there are very hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Lecce holiday are July and August when the daytime temperature reaches as high as 32°C. The coldest months of the year are January and February when the daytime temperatures stays at around 13°C, which is still quite pleasant. The wettest months of the year are October and November when just over 3 inches of rain falls during each month. The driest months are the summer months of June and July where there is less than 1 inch of rainfall per month.
Travel to Lecce, Italy Travellers on a Lecce holiday can land at Brindisi Airport (BDS) which is approximately 40 minutes away from the city. Several airlines offer cheap, regular flights to the area such as Alitalia, KLM, BMI and Flybe. Passengers can depart from several UK airports including Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ), London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA) and Birmingham (BHX).