dining room
sala da pranzoroom 1
nel cuore del barocco
Hosted by Cecilia
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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
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Beautiful historic family house of the 18th century, 200 mt far from the Duomo Church in the heart of the old town. Two large independent rooms with two bathrooms. Owners are a couple of retired journalists, very experienced travelers, kind and good food lovers. Beautiful 18th-century house just 200 meters from the Duomo, in the heart of the historic center. Two large independent rooms with bathroom. The owners are two retired journalists, travel experts and good food, very kind.
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Beautiful historical family house of the 18th century, 200 mt far from the Duomo Church in the heart of the old town. Two large independent rooms with two bathrooms. Owners are a couple of retired journalists, very experienced travellers, kind and good food lovers.
Bellissima casa del settecento distante solo 200 metri dal Duomo, nel cuore del centro storico. Due grandi stanze indipendenti con bagno. I proprietari sono due giornalisti in pensione, esperti di viaggi e buon cibo, molto gentili.

The space

We live in a XVIII century old noble house, which belonged to a bishop, it is only 200 m away from piazza duomo. Our supplies are precious and ancient and come from our families. The house is independent, with three floors and a large terrace. It's very quiet and silent despite its central position. Our residence is a noble residence dating from the 18th century and is part of a large bishop's residence, being only 200 meters from the majestic Piazza del Duomo. It is furnished with precious period furniture belonging to our families. It is independent, on three floors with a large terrace and while still in the heart of the historic center of Lecce, it is very quiet.
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We live in a XVIII century old noble house, that belonged to a bishop, it's just 200 m far from piazza duomo. Our forniture are precious and ancient and come from our families. The house is independent, with three floors and a big terrace. It's very peaceful and silent despite of its central position.

La nostra è un'abitazione signorile che risale al XVIII secolo, ed è parte di una grande dimora di un vescovo, essendo distante solo 200 metri dalla maestosa Piazza del Duomo. E' arredata con preziosi mobili d'epoca appartenuti alle nostre famiglie. E' indipendente, su tre piani con una grande terrazza e, pur trovandosi nel cuore del Centro storico di Lecce, è molto silenziosa.

Guest access

First floor counts the living area with kitchen and living room where you can have breakfast and dinner if you ask for them. The loft area is for our guests: a relaxing area with sofa and tv, a large double bedroom with bathroom. Some stairs over and you will find the single room in the attic, with a bathroom and a beautiful terrace overlooking the center of the roofs. The house is loft, on the first floor is the living area with kitchen and dining room, where you can have breakfast and share if you want a meal with the hosts. Upstairs is the area for guests: a living room, a relaxation area, a large double bedroom and a bathroom; Climbing up some other steep staircase you arrive in the attic, where there is the single room with another bathroom and a large terrace with extraordinary views over the roofs of the old town.
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First floor counts the living area, with kitchen and living room, where you can have breakfast and dinner if you'll ask for them.
The loft area is for our guests: a relaxing area with sofa and tv, a large double bedroom with bathroom. Some stairs over and you will find the single room in the attic, with bathroom and a beautiful terrace with a view over the centre roofs.

la casa è soppalcata, al primo piano c'è la zona giorno con cucina e sala da pranzo, dove è possibile fare colazione e condividere se lo vorrete un pasto con i padroni di casa. al piano superiore si trova la zona di pertinenza degli ospiti: un soggiorno, zona relax, un'ampia stanza matrimoniale e un bagno; salendo qualche altro scalino in cotto si arriva in mansarda, dove c'è la stanza singola con un altro bagno e una grande terrazza dalla straordinaria vista sui tetti del centro storico.

Interaction with guests

Adolfo and Flavia, the owners, will be pleased to assist their guests planning the visit. They speak english and french and are expert travelers. Retired journalists, they are deep connoisseurs of Salento, they love good food and hospitality. Adolfo and Flavia, the hosts, live on the first floor of the house and are available to assist guests in planning their visit. They speak English and French, experts and travel enthusiasts (both journalists retired), know Salento well, love good food and are very hospitable.
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Adolfo e Flavia, the owners, will be pleased to assist their guests planning the visit. They speak english and french and are expert travellers. Retired journalists, they are deep connoisseurs of Salento, they love good food and hospitality.
Adolfo e Flavia, i padroni di casa, abitano al primo piano all'interno della casa e sono disponibili ad assistere gli ospiti a pianificare la loro visita.
Parlano inglese e francese, esperti e appassionati di viaggi (entrambi giornalisti in pensione), conoscono bene il Salento, amano la buona tavola e sono molto ospitali.

Other things to note

You can have a rich breakfast for only 5 euros, or you can join them for dinner for only 17,50 euros / person (wine included). The breakfast, optional with 5 euro, is very rich, as if you would like to have dinner with them and with their friends, 17.50 euros per person (wine included). Everything else is life.
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You can have a rich breakfast for only 5 euros, or you can join them for dinner for only 17,50 euros/person (wine included).
Il breakfast, facoltativo con 5 euro, è molto ricco, così come, se ne aveste piacere, saranno contenti di avervi a cena con loro e con eventuali loro amici, 17,50 euro a persona (vino incluso).
Tutto il resto è vita.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Shampoo

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

we will arrange you a rich breakfast in the morning....


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Sergio User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful house with a huge rooftop in the heart of Lecce, the hosts are kind, respectful and interesting. They are willing to help you with good tips about the city and surroundings Totally recommended :D

David User Profile
July 2017
Cecilia's house is incredibly central for Lecce but at the same time perfectly quiet. You can walk from her secluded back street and two minutes later your are in the busting main street. The place itself was lovely. We met all her family and felt really welcome. Would definitely stay again. Parking in the area is a problem but thats just Lecce. Be careful with traffic wardens... look out for the cheap long stay car parks and you will be ok.

Melanie User Profile
July 2017
Adolfo and Flavia's house is beautiful. It's right in the centre of town (literally 30 seconds walking from the main square and Duomo) but still quiet and secluded enough to have a residential feel. The house itself is huge, spaced out over three floors with the kitchen and living room on the first (where Adolfo and Flavia live) then upstairs is the first guest bedroom and a second lounge. Above that is the single room loft with an ensuite that leads out onto a huge terrace with fantastic views across the city. The house is busting with interesting furniture, artwork and knick-knacks that have been collected over the decades that Adolfo and Flavia have spent trotting the globe. Adolfo and Flavia are wonderful hosts - they greeted us with ice cold water and a fan to cool us down and introduce us to the house and give us and overview of the city. As it was 37 degrees and the first guest bedroom can get a little hot they offered us the basement studio (which once served as a journalistic office for Adolfo) that has been converted into a beautiful (and separate) Airbnb of Cecilia's. They gave us loads of tips on the best restaurants in and around the city and guided us to the best beaches in the region (you have to run upstairs in the morning to find out which way the wind is blowing to decide whether you're swimming in the Adriatic or Ionian sea that day). On the second night Flavia booked us into one of their favourite masserias (similar to an agriturismo) which was a 25 min drive out of town. They also arranged a taxi to take us to and from the venue and even bartered the price down. Before heading off to dinner after our long day spent swimming in the stunning nature reserve of Porto Selvaggio, Flavia and Adolfo invited us to sit with them whilst they finished their dinner and offered us an Aperitif of Prosecco and fresh apricots. They were both dream hosts and if you get the chance I'd highly recommend staying with them and picking their brains over the best places to see, eat and explore in Lecce, the Salento province, and the world.

Alexandra User Profile
August 2016
Thank you for a wonderful stay! The loft is truly beautiful and in the best location possible: in the old town but still very cosy and quiet! Your parents, who welcomed us are amazing people - caring and kind, we immidiately became friends! Send them our regards! I recommend Cecilia's place to everyone! I believe it's the best choice in Lecce!

Eva User Profile
August 2016
Flavias and Adolfo have a really beautiful house right in the middle of the historic Center of Lecce, only a few minutes away from the dome! The room is big and nice and you have your own nice bathroom! The Hosts were very kind and friendly! Everything was just perfect!

Sara User Profile
August 2016
Siamo stati nello splendido loft di Cecilia proprio 'nel cuore del barocco' e devo dire che è stato tutto perfetto, al di sopra delle aspettative per quanto riguarda gentilezza e cortesia degli host, per la posizione ottimale, in centro ma comunque appartato e tranquillo,e poi per l'appartamento favoloso,nuovo,tutto ben funzionante,finiture di pregio e anche attrezzato per passarci più tempo di quanto abbiamo potuto noi!Un grazie ancora e buona vacanza a chi proverà questa esperienza!

Elena User Profile
August 2016
Non abbiamo conosciuto personalmente Cecilia,anche se già telefonicamente è stata estremamente simpatica e disponibile. Ci ha invece affidate ai suoi genitori, i quali risiedono al piano superiore,che sono anche esse persone disponibili,alla mano e davvero piacevoli!Anziché la stanza in casa con loro,ci è stato offerto il monolocale ristrutturato al piano terra,con la propria ampia cucina e un bagnetto nuovissimo,è stato sistemato con gusto e personalità (penso che comunque saranno inserite presto le foto,nell'annuncio)!La zona l'abbiamo adorata..meglio stare in questo vicoletto che nelle piazze più confusionarie,dove comunque tutto è a portata di mano.Lo consigliamo caldamente!!

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Lecce, ItalyJoined in October 2012
Cecilia User ProfileCecilia is a superhost.
i live with my husband and my little daughter in a beautiful countryhouse. i have a cultural assocation concerning children and books. my husband stefano is a musician. lisa is a 4 years old girl. we're totally in love with usa, altough we travelled a lot along europe. we love …
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