LECCE – the pearl of Baroque between centuries-old olive groves and picturesque beaches
Baroque-blessed Lecce is a prominent Puglia highlight, known as the “Florence of the South” for its ornate but beautiful collection of distinguished 17th Century architecture.
The city’s warm, ochre-coloured structures and baroque style of architecture are typical: the so-called Barocco Leccese; an expressive and massively decorative incarnation of the genre replete with gargoyles, asparagus columns, and cavorting gremlins; reaching its apex with the majestic Basilica di Santa Croce and Palazzo Vescovile buildings that stand in the focal Piazza del Duomo.
Lecce is for walking the tiny alleyways of golden sandstone, discovering hidden piazzas among Baroque buildings, and having languid lunches in wine bars with a bottle of local rose and a view of a lavishly carved baroque church
Making Lecce your home base for your Puglia vacation is the greatest way to experience it! That is why we have selected some luxury villas near Lecce with stylish private pools that are ready for you to book.
Lecce is the heart of the sun-drenched Salento region, which features some of the most picturesque sandy stretches in the area. The waters here are luxuriously warm in the summer, and the ocean becomes all different colours of green and blue, making it a true painter’s paradise.
Staying in a luxury villa in Lecce provides a great city break as well as the option to unwind by the sea; what more could one ask for in an unrivalled collection of luxury villas, family villas with pool, Masserie and Trulli? Our luxury villas have a private swimming pool, delightful gardens, sun terraces, and nicely furnished interiors.
We’ve chosen locations that have something to celebrate for everyone, whether you’re a gourmet, a fan of the sea, or a history buff who enjoys sandy beaches.