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Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Sindaco Marangio, Lecce, Apúlia 73100, Italy

My house in Lecce is spacious, airy and very centrally located in the historical center of the city. It is furnished with modern pieces and very comfortable.

Your host, Cecilia
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My house in Lecce is spacious, airy and very centrally located in the historical center of the city. It is furnished with modern pieces and very comfortable.

The Space

Enjoy our airy and spacious apartment in Lecce, the Florence of the South. Located on the second floor of a small baroque building in a pedestrian-only alley, it is seconds away from one of the most gorgeous baroque church in town and 5 minutes walk from the city’s main piazza where you can enjoy free nightly events and bask in the multifaceted architectural landscape (ancient roman, 14th, 17th and 19th century all in one piazza!).
Our house is very quiet and spacious. It has "pietra leccese" floors, warm rugs, an entry way with barrel-vaulted ceiling, and a kitchen with star-vaulted ceiling. After extensive renovation, we now only need to finish the façade. But everything else is in place, including a large and bright master bedroom, a cozy second bedroom, a large and airy bathroom with washing machine, a large desk area over the internal staircase and an additional large bedroom with two very comfortable twin beds for 2 people downstairs that we can open up for you in case you are more than 3 guest (but no more than 5). This room downstairs opens into a small court and has a large bathroom with shower. For your food shopping, every day at 12 pm a fruit vendor shows up in the little piazza near the house with his small truck full of fruit and veggies from a local farm. At night, you will see many people strolling in the streets nearby our place, where there are lots of restaurants with tables outside in the warm season: but have no fear, you wan't hear any noise as my house is in a quiet street. 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 cultural and traditional events.
Come and relax in my tastefully decorated house while enjoying the culture and people of Salento!

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

It is quiet yet very central. It has a large roof terrace and very high ceilings. I love the spaciousness of my house!

Getting around

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). If you are car-less, the train station is 7 minute walk from our house and there are convenient buses to the other areas of the city and to the beach at less than 5 minute walking distance from where we are. In 30 minutes drive 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 and go further, if you like.

Other Things to Note

CLEANING: We care about keeping our house tidy, as it truly is a special place.
This means that our cleaning person will come to our house every week to clean and do a change of linen and towels. This service is NOT included in the fee. Please make our house available for the cleaning and make arrangements with our person (he will ask you at time of check in).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $21 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Monthly Price: $1261 /month
Security Deposit: $491
Cleaning Fee: $84
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The appartment was everything we expected and more. Very nicely furnished and equipped, comfy beds and a glorious roof terrace. Centrally located in the beautiful old town it was close to everything and I would definitely stay again the next time I'm in Lecce.

    May 2014
  • If you are searching for the best experience in Lecce stop because this is the house you want to stay in. This house is something fantastic, super clean with the most beautiful terrace above the city. Cecilia is staying in touch with you the whole time and makes sure everything is as you need. She set us up with a great family near Lecce who gave us an impressive italian feeling with a cooking class. The house is in the historic hearth of Lecce, has a large well equpied kitchen and the beds are really comfortable to sleep in. Everything about this house in just fantastic as well as communication with the owner. Thanks for this wonderful experience!

    May 2014
  • Cecilia's house is wonderful, we had a great time in italy thanks to her. She was away but it was easy to keep in touch anytime we needed it and the person in charge of the house was very welcoming and helpful. He told us everything we needed. We specially enjoyed the terrace on the roof top for our breakfasts and evenings. The place is in the lovely historic center of Lecce and easy to find. It's a a very quiet place. There's a lot of typical italien's shops near to the house, as bakery, grocery, etc where you can find some very nice food and also some very nice restaurants. I won't hesitate to rent Cecilia's house again !

    April 2014
  • I could not imagine a nicer place to stay in Lecce. My wife and I spent a week in this apartment from Sept-Oct 2012 and found it perfect. Clean, spacious, affordable, stylish and right in the heart of the historical district. Cecilia, despite not being in Lecce, was a great host and made every effort to answer our questions and ensure our stay was a good one. She even set us up with an amazing agri-tourism/cooking class with a lovely family in San Pancrazio (who were part of Terre del Salice Cultural Assoc.) - for a far better price than similar courses in the region. We felt like it was our home for the week we were there. Highly recommended.

    October 2012
  • Cecilia's apartment in Lecce is very beautiful. The whole place is very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Cecilia renovated the whole place with incredible care and taste. The best combination of old world charm and modern comfort I have experienced. I have stayed there almost two month and I have enjoyed very much the whole time being there. Cecilia was always very helpful if I had any questions or requests and it made my experience in Salento exceptional.

    September 2012
  • Non ho soggiornato personalmente nella casa ma l'ho prenotata per i miei familiari, che comunque si sono trovati molto bene. Hanno apprezzato la pulizia e la luminosità della casa anche se purtroppo il tempo non è stato clemente. Inoltre molto apprezzata è stata la posizione veramente centrale a due passi dal centro città. Ho potuto però constatare in prima persona quanto sopra perchè sono stato ospite a pranzo dei miei familiari apprezzando gli ampi spazi e le finiture particolari della casa.

    April 2012
  • Cecilia's house is beautifully renovated and nicely furnished. Right in the heart of the old city centre, it is very near many restaurants. The house has many large rooms, all of which are very clean. Cecilia is an excellent host! We really enjoyed our stay.

    February 2012
  • perfect location, perfect house, recently renovated with great taste. We had a nice time there, and Cecilia is very kind, helping with instructions and indications. Enjoy the sun on the terrace and the personality of a house that was built centuries ago in the beautiful historical center of Lecce.

    December 2011
  • Words fail to describe how gorgeous our stay was in Cecilia's home in Lecce. The home itself was so comfortable and yet full of the authentic beauty and charm of this special town of Lecce. Cecilia and her family made us feel so welcome and we are sure that whoever goes to stay in this wonderful home will want to return again (as we do!).

    August 2011
  • I actually didn't stay at Cecilia's place because she was concerned that the heat was not reliable yet. However, she matched us up to another host just a few doors down from her place and the stay was wonderful. It was a quiet location, but right in the center of the old part of Lecce - a short walk from the Duomo. I felt safe and the apartment had more space than I expected - very roomy and everything worked! I felt quite at home right away. The other host, Andrea, thought up everything that might be needed - bottled water, hair dryer, lots of towels and fully stocked kitchen.

    January 2011
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English, Italiano
Universita' degli Studi di Roma, Psychology. Hunter College, NY, MFA.
Arts and culture professional.
Hi, my name is Cecilia. I am from Rome but live in San Francisco. I love good food, books about history, philosophy, art, anthropology, and film. I dream about having free time to read good novels. I love classical music, jazz, arabic music, and traditional indian dance. My favorite travel destination: a hammock in the shade near the sea, preferably on a hill, a cold tea with lemon and sugar and a good book and also the desire to sleep without a work deadline. As a guest I am independent and curious. As a host I like clear communication and would like for my guest to feel at home and welcome. My motto: a day at the time.
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