You are in the beautiful city of Lecce, the capital of the Baroque, a city of mythological origins, rich in history and full of mysteries.
You will stay in the famous "Palazzo dei Mercanti", a 1920’s building characterized by the impressive architecture of the period, and located in the historic center of Lecce.
Entering from Vicolo Degli Storella, in front of the City Palace, or directly from the gate situated under the arcades of Piazza Sant’Oronzo, you will enter a world of emotions that you will hardly forget.
Looking out from the balcony, you will see the historic Roman Amphitheater, positioned between the imposing column of Sant’Oronzo and the sixteenth-century Palazzo del Sedile; if you look to your right, you will see the beautiful Bell Tower of the Duomo.
In the evening, the lights of the Piazza join the ones of the Sedile and the Bell Tower, offering a sight that will stay in your mind forever.
In short, you are in the most beautiful square in Lecce.
You are in Piazza Sant’Oronzo, near the Duomo, a stone’s throw from Santa Croce and close to all the churches with baroque decorations, as well as all the most beautiful buildings, and their gardens, that adorn this splendid and unique city.
If you are interested, I have the opportunity to get in touch with tourist guides that will introduce you to Lecce and show you the city in a way that even locals might not have seen it before.
It goes without saying that you are also close to the famous Piazza Mazzini, full of the most glamorous shops in the city.
If you decide to come in the summer, which here lasts beyond its canonical three months (I would say four), you will enjoy a great, one-of-a-kind opportunity: decide where to go for a swim.
If the north wind blows, the warm Ionian beaches are ready to welcome you; if it’s sirocco, the Adriatic sea will pamper you with its unique colors. Do not miss the opportunity to live your Salento holidays; from Lecce you can easily reach Otranto, Castro, Santa Cesarea and, if you want to go to the Ionian, Porto Cesareo, Gallipoli and Ugento are less than an hour away. If you travel further south, in one hour you are in Santa Maria di Leuca, the Pearl of Salento, where the two seas meet in a play of colors that will take your breath away.
That being said… I’ll be waiting for you… and enjoy Salento!