Sieglinde, a 19th Century Vaulted Ceiling Apartment in Lecce

Sieglinde (CIS: LE07503591000000616) is a lovely apartment, which dates back to the end of the XIX century. It is a first floor typical vaulted ceiling apartment with three spacious comfortable rooms and a bright porch next to the well catered kitchen, where our guests can enjoy their meals.

Sieglinde apartment verandah - My Holidays in Apulia
Sieglinde apartment verandah – My Holidays in Apulia

Sieglinde apartment can comfortably provide lodging to six (6) guests. A long balcony is on the front of the street, where there are two master bedrooms and a very quiet twins bedroom, ideal for children, is next to the sitting room. There are two bathrooms: one is full equipped with bath tub and shower and in the smaller one there is a shower and a corner for the laundry. A cosy fire place area is where guests can toast their Italian holiday in a good local rosé wine, enjoying the BBQ and a fine romantic dinner by candle light, or simply relaxing by listening to music. The apartment has free WiFi internet and free parking on the street.

Sieglinde is only few steps from the historic center. It is an elegant ancient vaulted ceilinged apartment on the first floor of a two storey building and it dates back at the beginning of last century. Indeed, Sieglinde home is situated in a strategic position in Lecce, since guests have the chance to park their car for free in the street right in front of the house and walk for about 300 meters to get in the historic centre. There guests can enjoy baroque art and sublime architecture among beautiful churches, ancient monuments and historical buildings along narrow and old winding cobbled streets and squares. Then, in the evening, the old center becomes a mesmerising lively bonbonniere made of small typical restaurants, where tasting appetizing dishes prepared with genuine local food. What is more, in the same area, not only it is possible to get to the railway station in 5 minutes walking, but guests can also choose to go for a long drive and reach the golden beaches of Porto Cesareo or Gallipoli on the Ionian coast, for example, or enjoy the fascinating, ondulating view of the countryside in Valle d’Itria and its typical cosy atmosphere of trulli architecture.

Sieglinde is an ideal holiday house for the families, who want to enjoy a vacation in a city of art in the South of Italy. In one of the bedroom there is also a travel cot for little children and a high chair is in the dining room, so it won’t be necessary for parents to take them on travel. Besides, children have a plenty of space for playing and their parents can relax and comfortably enjoy a good reading by the cosy fireplace corner or, these latter may also take advantage of the free Internet wifi connection by keeping on job activities even though they are on holiday. What is more, the owner is at hand providing good suggestions about special places to visit in order to experience a unique holiday, according to the personal interests of the customers for local food and culture.

Lecce and the surrounding area

Lecce is an historical city in the heart of Salento and one of the provinces of Apulia region, in the South of Italy. Very often, it is also called ‘Florence of Southern Italy’, because of the magnificent Baroque art styled monuments and noble palaces, stunning architecture, which you can find also everywhere in Salento area. A nice stroll in the city would bring you to visit the amphitheater in Saint’Oronzo Square, where you can stop also for having a creamy ice-cream, then heading for a peek at the beautiful Baroque Santa Croce Church, for example, and at the front of Celestini Palace, at the Dome, along the main shopping street, at the Castle Charles V. The city has also a long traditional bond with the Greek culture, which dates back to its old origins. Indeed, there are suggestive tiny villages in the nearby that are identified as Grecìa Salentina, where natives still speak griko, an old language, which reminds of the old Greek. Lecce is also an important centre for the production of local, golden extra virgin olive oils and ruby wines, such as Primitivo and Negroamaro, as well as for its fine ceramics. The crystal clear sea of both the rocky Adriatic and the sandy Ionian coast is not so far: a pleasant driving will bring you in stunning places, where you will enjoy great time in the sun and having a swim or perhaps taking fabulous pictures for your album of memories: Torre dell’Orso, Otranto, Castro, Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo…and of course there is a lot of more heading in the inland for visiting very fine cultural centers.

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