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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious, relaxed villa, well placed to explore the area

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful time here. The villa is really spacious and the open plan kitchen/living area works very well. The pool provided welcome early morning and evening dips and it was also lovely to eat out on the patio and read/lounge under the trees in the garden. A great 'goody bag' greeted us which saved our lives when we arrived - many thanks for that! The villa is really well placed to explore the area. Highlights for us were Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto, Castro (including a boat trip), Matera (a longish drive - wouldn't have done it with young children) and the many different beaches, from wide sandy ones to little rocky coves. It feels like real value for money in terms of the space that you get. Dave was very responsive and helpful too. Thanks for helping us to have a great holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Nice villa/apprtment on the edge of a nice little town

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It's a good sized, well designed apartment. Good to have a separate kitchen rather than the open-plan kitchen/living area that you get in so many holiday lets. The historic centre of Otranto is really nice (about 10 minutes walk away) - lots of restaurants to choose from (but it helps if you like seafood). While we were there, there was a "Sounds & Tastes Festival" (1st to 4th of June) which we enjoyed - heartily recommend that. Long sandy beaches north of Otranto (Alimini for one) and, to the south, Porto Badisco is a good spot for snorkelling.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017