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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.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    Villa #1775918
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      Apartment #850457
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        Apartment #6680537
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          House #6483844
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            Apartment #1670149
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
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              House #6657186
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 2 BA
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                Villa #1535673
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Villa #1664972
                  10
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    House #6624479
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      House #6767576
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Apartment #89993
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                          Very Good! 4.2/5
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                          • 1 BR
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                          Apartment #6562031
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Villa #1902564
                            6
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 10
                              Villa #1922478
                              5
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                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Villa #8033158
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #6772565
                                  6
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1597574
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      House #6110617
                                      4
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                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
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                                        Villa #6307546
                                        4
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                                          House #2465873
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                                                  House #1872312
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Apartment #844414
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      House #6517093
                                                      5
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Multiple rentals Chalet #6694889
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          House #6295237
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            Chateau / Country House #6390820
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                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Villa #6246519
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                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Apartment #455886
                                                                25
                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #456067
                                                                  30
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    House #6632001
                                                                    9
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Villa #6247094
                                                                      7
                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Villa #1731664
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #2015032
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                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                                            House #1652934
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                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #456067
                                                                              20
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                House #538381
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                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  House #6569639
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Villa #6624031
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      House #1149583
                                                                                      9
                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Villa #1423330
                                                                                        5
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6513736
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            House #1052150
                                                                                            13
                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Villa #6701223
                                                                                              15
                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Villa #1752393
                                                                                                10
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  House #4172928
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Villa #1340521
                                                                                                    13
                                                                                                    Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Villa #1669592
                                                                                                      13
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Your own private botanical garden

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a fantastic location! The apartment was comfortable but we did not spend much time indoors as the garden was amazing with fantastic sea views from the terrace, views across to the mountains in Albania. It really was a piece of paradise, very secluded & relaxing. We were made to feel very welcome by Caterina & her husband, a lovely couple. We loved Castiglione, a hidden gem. The general area is like the Peak District on sea & obviously warmer - dry stone walls, masses of wild flower Meadow, very beautiful. Thank you Caterina.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic family holiday - we will be returning!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family of 5 adults spent a fantastic five days in april in villa Edda. This charming rural house conversion has been completed to a very high standard – combining original features with top quality accommodation. This villa is superbly equipped – both inside and out. We made full use of the large infinity pool just opened, tennis court, hammocks, sun loungers and pizza oven. The kitchen has absolutely everything needed to make full use of the fabulous local ingredients - a supermarket within a few minutes drive provided us everything we needed to try out some of the tempting recipes we found. The bedrooms are light, spacious and airy –with top quality beds and linen. Should you wish to stay in there are DVDs, PS4, games for all ages, a comprehensive library of books, a workstation with a laptop – the owners have thought of everything! If you can be tempted to leave the villa there are many sights to see within a short drive – the nearby town of Galatina was a favourite with the old town with a beautiful square, great coffee and ice cream; to definitely try pasticciotto at Ascalone and coffee with almond milk . Gallipoli and the beach are also within an easy drive. We left with some lovely memories – determined to return for a longer holiday! Highlights were home-made pizzas, fabulous local food and wine, the bright days and warm and the lovely surroundings of this beautiful villa. Something for all the family with the reassurance of support from the owner and neighbours if needed – perfect!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017