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Make a holiday rental property or villa in Lecce, Italy your home away from home

Lecce is a hugely lavish and elegant city in Puglia province (Italy’s ‘heel’) of southern Italy. The ornate carvings which adorn many fine buildings in the area are made of local sandstone, which is so easy to carve that it has spawned an entirely original style of masonry, barocco leccese. Although it is not usually on the well beaten tourist route through Italy, Lecce is a city of magnificence and splendour, with undeniable charm.

Things to do on holiday in Lecce, Italy

There are a whole host of Roman and Greek treasures throughout the town and the area in general. The Piazza Sant’Oronzo is the most important Roman site you can see from a self catering Lecce holiday rental property. The massive 25,000 seat amphitheatre and the church of Santa Croce make for an amazing sight, well worth investigation from any holiday accommodation in the Lecce region. The old centre is absolutely filled with places of interest and lovely old churches, so you will never be short of fascinating cultural and historical attractions from a Lecce villa or apartment.

Regularly described as a ‘small Florence without the tourists’, Lecce is an art-lover’s dream. There are a whole host of excellent galleries, and during the summer months, there are two open-air theatres which put on plays with famous international actors, singers and performers. The opera season lasts from February until May, and there are plenty of top-class restaurants in which to enjoy an elegant meal afterwards.

The countryside which surrounds the Lecce area is an activity hot spot for those who love the great outdoors. Whether you are hoping to enjoy hill walking, mountain climbing, horse riding or mountaineering, there will be ample opportunities from a self catering villa in Lecce. The coast is not short of entertainment options either. There are numerous sailing schools and water sports centres along the coast, with excellent conditions for sailing, deep sea fishing trips, windsurfing and scuba diving.

Places to visit on holiday in Lecce, Italy

Near-by Gallipoli is the seafood capital of the area, having attracted some of the finest chefs in Italy to its restaurants. Jutting out on a spit into the Mediterranean waters, Gallipoli is an ancient town with a very maritime atmosphere, which charms everyone who visits. The stunning combination of beaches, monuments and delicious cuisine make taking a self catering property here almost irresistible.

The rural, coastal village of Tricase is a beautiful destination tucked into the tree covered hills of the Lecce coast. Although there are no sandy beaches around Tricase, there are some magnificent flat rocks from which to swim and snorkel, and there are some great coastal paths to explore.

Weather in Lecce, Italy

Temperatures during the summer months can get remarkably hot. During the months of July and August, temperatures average over 30°C, with daily peaks often breaking the 40°C mark. If this seems overly hot, temperatures are warm but not scorching between May and June and again from September until mid-October, when temperatures average above 20°C. Winters are amazingly mild, with temperatures almost never dipping below 10°C during the day.

Travel to Lecce, Italy

The proximity of Brindisi Airport (BDS) 45 minutes to the north of a Lecce villa makes Lecce holidays easy to start. Flights to Lecce via Brindisi are provided by Ryanair fromLondonStansted (STN) on a regular basis. There are other options for reaching a Lecce holiday home from the UK, but a flight to Brindisi is by far the most convenient.

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Tutto Bene - Everything Good

5 of 5
This was our first trip to Puglia, it won't be our last, having just returned home following a fabulous two weeks in the region, staying 12 days in Corgliano D'otranto, Villa Fanelli. The Villa is spacious, well appointed with everything you need and more to welcome you back when returning from daily trips exploring the surrounding towns and villages. Corgliano, a small town that comes alive during the evening had everything we needed and more, good restaurants, a fine patisserie, bakery and several small supermarkets offering good value, and is on the Metro Line. Villa Fanelli is ideally situated, between Otranto to the East and Gallipoli to the West, neither much more than a 30minute drive away, with beautiful sea views and historic culture. We must mention Salvatore and Rosy who maintain the property and who were our hosts living in an adjacent property. Myself and my wife speak no Italian of note, Salvatore and Rosy speak no English, though they both speak other languages fluently, how would we cope? Welcome Google Translate, it really was an absolute joy, they are two lovely people and we never had a moment where we struggled for words. They are discrete and non obtrusive but if you need them they are always there to help, also Rosy is a great cook and though never experiencing it ourselves we hear that Salvatore is fabulous at Karaoke! On arrival, with prior arrangement they indulged us with a fantastic meal, with lots of home made produce, wine and a special secret recipe to toast to, 'Salute'. We will undoubtedly return, the photo's on the website don't really do justice to what is a wonderful property, it's like a secret garden behind the wall and the large gates off the road. Home now, we are already missing the deep blue sky of Italy, the special memories of Puglia and the Villa Fanelli, the pool and the garden and of course Salvatore, Rosy and not forgetting Alber their lovely little dog who is partial to a sausage or two. Thank You for everything.. Christine and Con
  • Review Submitted: Jul 01, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Gorgeous spot for a relaxing holiday!

5 of 5
Looking out at the sea from the roof terrace was fantastic. We also loved swimming and snorkelling in the pristine waters around Marina di Novaglie, reachable on foot. Marina di Novaglie was perfect for us- small with friendly people, not at all overrun—just perfect. The flat suited our needs perfectly, too. It was convenient to have the washing machine to do laundry. We especially enjoyed grilling on the balcony and having dinner outside. Livia and Bruno were very helpful and responded immediately to any questions, also giving us great tips for local excursions and restaurants. Our only suggestion would be to clarify for visitors that linens are not included in the house rental, but can be provided for a small fee on request. We’d only brought beach towels, so that worked great for us. We’re already dreaming of coming back!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018