Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Holiday House "Il Delfino" is a historical apartment, with magnificient star shaped vaulted ceiling, placed on the first floor in the old town of Lecce, distant few meters from Piazza Duomo and Piazza S.Oronzo.
It's situated behind the ancient city walls, near Porta Rudiae, and it overlooks a beautiful and quiet little square. From its terraces you can see the roofs of the old town and the bell tower of Piazza Duomo.
All the main monuments and churces are reachable by feet in short time.
The railway station, the shuttle line to Brindisi airport and the bus stop of SalentoinBus are far about 200 mt from the apartment.
You can visit the town without car, and you can park it in the large parking area close to the old town walls, at few meters from the apartment.
In few minutes you can reach the speedways to the main villages and beaches of Salento coast, like Otranto, Gallipoli, S.Maria di Leuca, using the car or the bus line SalentoinBus, whose connections are frequent along the whole day.
The apartment is composed by two double en suite bedrooms equipped with every comfort: a bathroom with shower, tv-set, air conditioning, large fully equipped kitchen (with cooker, refrigerator, microwave ovens) and tableware to exclusive use of the guests, a big terrace to have breakfast, relaxing, reading, tanning, or breathing fresh air in the evening.
The owners live in the immediate neighbourhood and are at the complete disposal of their guests for informations and help.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Frigole 7 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 30 km, Nearest railway: Lecce 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 1|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is composed by two double en suite bedrooms equipped with every comfort: a bathroom with shower, tv-set, air conditioning, large fully equipped kitchen (with cooker, refrigerator, microwave ovens) and tableware to exclusive use of the guests.
|Further details outdoors|
The large terrace is equipped with deckchairs, table and chairs. Here you can have breakfast, relaxing, reading, tanning, or breathing fresh air in the evening.
During your stay in Lecce you have the possibility, during the day, of visiting numerous beaches on the Salentine coastline (the closest is only 7 km and the furthest 40 km away), while choosing a different location each day. These are linked to the city by well-connected, fast-running roads or via the bus ‘Salentoinbus’.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia, also known as Apulia, is in the south of Italy; the heel of Italy's boot. The region is not one of Italy's traditional tourist destinations, but it is becoming increasingly popular as travellers discover the area's varied charms: baroque towns, white-washed trullo houses, olive groves and orchards, blue sea and beaches, plenty of sunshine and excellent cuisine.
The region is divided into six provinces: Bari (which is the regional capital), Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, Taranto and the recently-constituted province of Barletta-Andria-Trani. The area around Lecce and the southernmost tip of the 'heel' is called the Salento. Puglia borders the regions of Campania, Molise and Basilicata. Basilicata's most famous site, the cave-town of Matera, is close to the Puglia border and makes a good addition to a tour in this region.
Almost always ruled by outsiders, Puglia was a primarily feudal farming region, and its character today still reflects its relatively humble agricultural past. The most glorious time for Puglia was probably the centuries when Greek colonists established cities in southern Italy. There's not much to see now in Puglia of the towns of Magna Graecia, but the pottery from the period ('Apulian ware') survives in museums here and around the world. The Romans established important ports here which served the Empire; the Appian Way which starts in Rome finishes in Brindisi, its end still marked by one surviving Roman column (its twin is now in Lecce). The next period to have left a bold impression on Puglia's landscape was the Middle Ages, when grand churches were built in Puglia's distinctive version of Romanesque style, with added elements influenced by the area's commerce with the East. In the thirteenth century Puglia was ruled by the 'Wonder of the World', the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, who built a string of castles through the region which are still among its most notable sights.
Lecce is a historic city of about 100,000 inhabitants in souther Italy, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Puglia. It is the main city of the “Salento” Peninsula, over 2,000 years old.
Because of the rich Baroque architectural momuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the “Grecia Salentina”, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the “Grico” language is still spoken.
In terms of industry the "Lecce stone" is the city's main export, because it is very soft and malleable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce stone is a kind of limestone. Lecce is also an important agricoltural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specialising in ceramic production.