Italian villas in Lecce

Discover Salento with Italian villas

Lecce, located in Salento, is the perfect location for family holidays if you are looking to be enchanted by the magnificent scenery, culture and cuisine of south-east Italy. Renting Italy villas is a marvellous opportunity to live like a local and to bring you closer to the traditions, customs and authentic lifestyle of those living there. Salento, the heel of Italy, is washed by the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The coast is ideal for swimming by your villas or apartments in Italy: high cliffs protect the heavenly beautiful sandy beaches and romantic bays only accessible from the sea.

Holiday rentals Italy in Lecce

The city of Lecce at the foot of the plateau of Salento is the capital of the province and it has 93 thousand inhabitants. From your apartments in Italy, do take a tour of the Episcopal city, which is referred to and recommended as the Florence of the South due to its noble palaces and religious buildings from the 17th century in the Baroque style. The building material for the magnificent soft tufa, were found on the outskirts of Lecce. For a change of scenery, venture further to the Parco Naturale Regionale Bosco e Paludi di Rauccio, where you can enjoy the stunning nature and even take forest holidays.

Historical hotspots

In the 8th century BC Salento was populated by Messapi. The Romans made the local granary and built important ports, commercial centres and trade routes from Brindisi to Rome. Well worth seeing is the Roman amphitheatre for 20 thousand spectators from the 2nd century. In the Middle Ages many castles arose, whilst you can also enjoy sights like the Piazza Duomo, the 16th Century Basilica of Santa Croce, the five-story bell tower, the bishop's palace and the seminary building. Holiday rentals Italy in Lecce are like an open history book!

Enjoy agriculture and slow food with Italy villas

Although all Italian locations offer incredible views and rich culture, you are more likely to discover the joys of locally grown produce with accommodation in an agriculturally rich area like Salento, as opposed to with cosmopolitan Venice accommodation or Rome apartments. In Apulia, you will quickly find the friendly locals living on farming, fishing and the touristic aspects that now come with this work. They grow delicious grapes, juicy olives, fresh fruits, organic vegetables and they make infamously good cheese. Enjoy tours, tasters, or simply enjoy the pastoral landscape on walking or cycling holidays.