About this listing
My house in Lecce is spacious, airy, comfortable, modernly furnished and very centrally located in the historical center of the city. It is in fact in a baroque building, protected as landmark by the Monuments and Fine Arts Department of Italy.
Our house is very quiet and spacious. It has "pietra leccese" floors and warm rugs. It has 2 bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom downstairs, connected by an internal staircase. For the rate indicated, you only rent the upstairs. If you want to rent the additional third room, an extra charge will be applied.
After you go upstairs from the house door, you go through an entry way with barrel-vaulted ceiling that leads to a large living and dining room, a wide and airy kitchen, a large and bright master bedroom, a cozy second bedroom, a large and airy bathroom with washing machine, and an ample desk area over the internal staircase. When you rent the whole house, you access also the additional large bedroom downstairs with two very comfortable twin beds and bathroom en-suite. (The room downstairs opens into a small private patio).
If you want to enjoy meals in the open, from the kitchen you can go up to the roof terrace where in the warm season we set up a gazebo with tables and chairs.
For your food shopping, there are supermarkets a short walk away, fruit vendors with their small trucks from local farms, fruit and veggie stores and an excellent coffee roasting store with all kinds of coffee mixes. At night, the city comes alive with people strolling among restaurants and shops. If you come during religious holidays, you will be able to watch colorful and festive events right near our place (end of August is Lecce's patron saint holiday "Sant'Oronzo").
In the small towns around Lecce during the summer season you will be able to attend very interesting festivals, most times about food, and also about music, culture and traditional events.
Come and relax in my tastefully decorated house while enjoying the culture and people of Salento!
Guests will have access to WIFI, TV and phone land line for calls within Italy only. If you make international calls, please let us know and the cost will be deducted from your security deposit.
Interaction with Guests
When you enter in contact with me through the Airbnb platform, I will be happy to answer all your questions. I usually am in San Francisco but I have a person helping me with welcoming my guests and cleaning the house. After your reservation is confirmed, I will keep in touch with you via the Airbnb system, your private email and also via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) in case you use it.
It is very close to Porta San Biagio and San Matteo, tucked away between the Castle of Carlo V and Piazza Saint Oronzo to the North East, the Duomo (Cathedral) and the main Corso to the North West, and the railway station to the South. It is a very quiet residential little quarter very connected to everything: monuments, shops, public transport and restaurants. An ideal location if you come by train! But my assistant will show you were to park if you come by car.
For parking, if you are traveling by car, it is best to park outside the ancient walls (just a few minutes walk to our house) possibly on areas marked with white stripes (so you don't have to pay for parking). My helper with guide you to find an area where you will not have to pay for parking. If you are car-less, the train station is 15 minute walk to our house. There are convenient buses to the other areas of the city - though you can walk it far and wide as it is a small city after all! To go to the beach, you will find bus stops at 5 minute walking distance from where we are. Ask me and I will send you the links. In 30 minutes ride you will be able to reach pristine beaches both on the Ionian and on the Adriatic sea. There are beaches for all tastes: rocky, sandy, with dunes, in natural park areas, free to the public and private (where you can rent an umbrella and lounge chairs).
To visit the city of Lecce you will not need to take a bus: you can tour the ancient area on foot without effort or you can rent a bike or even use one of those bikes the city provides.
Other Things to Note
CLEANING: We care about keeping our house tidy, as it truly is a special place.
This means that if you stay for two - three weeks or longer, our cleaning person will clean and do a change of linen and towels for a small extra charge.
- SMOKING NOT ALLOWED
- GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Please dispose of your garbage and recyclables. Lecce how has a door-to-door collection service.
- LIGHT WELL, near study area: not accessible (viewable from bathroom's window).
ROOF TERRACE: when you are not using it, please close the roof gate as stray cats will enter the house and they are no kitty-kitty...