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Do you need a place for your workation?

Are you thinking about your next holidays, maybe in the South of Italy?

Are you planning to live abroad with your family for a short while, taking your own chance for enjoying some time all together?

Do you need a place for your workation?

Sieglinde (CIS: LE07503591000000616) is a beautiful, well-catered 19th century vaulted ceilinged apartment, only few steps away from the historical center of Lecce, a Baroque art jewel of Apulia. The cosy living – fire place area is where guests can find relax by listening to music or reading a good book chosen from the shelf. Besides, it is an ideal area for drinking a toast to the Italian holiday, enjoying a BBQ or a fine romantic dinner by candle light. What is more, guests may also take advantage of the free internet wifi connection by keeping on job activities even though they are on holiday.

Through the eyes of their host, Giuseppa Sallustio, it was the cosy feeling of home for her guests, friends, families who chose Lecce for their Christmas holidays.

They had great time visiting the old center of Lecce, in the South of Italy, enjoying its art, exploring the coasts without missing the chance of a long drive in the beautiful Itria Valley and then having good food all together by the fire place.

Your visit at My Holidays in Apulia® webpages is very welcome. Thank you!

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Sounds of May

Here we are finally reconnecting to nature! Let’s focus on the beautiful shots taken recently in this month of May. We are in the middle of Spring and now, more than ever, we have been given the great privilege of enjoying wonderful outstretched views, majestic natural landscapes made of bucolic simplicity, having a dip into local history and art. Indeed, these are among the featured elements, which make our Apulia land to look like a huge natural work space that is worth a visit.

Welcome!

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2021 Easter – A special wish

Hello, here we are in the Easter week again! On this very special occasion, it is our own desire, first of all, to express a feeling of compassion on those, who are struggling against covid, hoping they could have soon a good recovery from it. Then, we would like to take the chance to be close to our customers, followers, friends and their own families to wish all the very best for a blessed Easter season. Of course, it is also our own wish to start with full activity in the hospitality field as soon as safer measures for the health of everybody will help and finally let us welcome our guests again for their holiday stay by our family accommodations here in Apulia, in the south of Italy. Thank you 🙏🌱🐣✨💖

Cathedral, rose window
Aprikosblommor
Under the peach tree
A cloud of pink peach flowers

A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is to wish to hold on to it, to possess it and give it weight in one’s own life. There is an urge to say ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me’. ” – Alain de Botton
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Enjoying Art in Apulia

Santa Caterina D'Alessandria Basilika

Soon, museums and special places of historical, artistic, spiritual architectural value and importance will open their doors again to both locals and travellers coming from other areas of the Country. Hopefully, these places of culture will be soon also available and enjoyable to visitors from other Countries, who can finally come to visit Italy again in safe conditions. Among a wide range of cultural spots, which are worth a visit in the South of Apulia, is Santa Caterina d’Alessandria basilica, that is a splendid gem of Romanesque and Gothic architectural style in Apulia region.

It takes only 20/30 minutes from Lecce to reach this wonderful monument in Galatina by car. Besides, it is possible to park free and within a very short distance from the small square, in the historical center, where the basilica is situated. These pics were taken some time ago during a guided tour. On that occasion, a friendly and well trained guide introduced the amazing sceneries and frescoes of the basilica to visitors.

Raimondello Orsini Del Balzo, a nobleman of the Kingdom of Naples, belonging to one of the most influential noble families in Italy between the Middle Age and the Renaissance era, was the main customer of the basilica that was built on the preexistent foundations of a Byzantine church. Later on, after he died, his wife, Maria d’Enghien, countess of Lecce, kept on with the leading role of costumer and ordered the execution of the precious frescoes, which nowadays we can admire in the basilica, to artists coming from different areas of Italy and basically from Giotto and the Senese school of painting.

The legend tells that Prince Raimondello, coming from Holy Land, stopped by the Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai region to pray on the corps of the saint. They say, Raimondello, while in the act of kissing her hand, took one of her fingers with him and hid it until he was in Italy. That finger is nowadays preciously treasured relic in the monastery next to the basilica.

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Book Sieglinde – from € 99/night

Sieglinde apartment verandah - My Holidays in Apulia

Sieglinde (CIS: LE07503591000000616) is a beautiful 19th century vaulted ceiling apartment, only few steps away from the historical center of Lecce, a Baroque art jewel in Apulia. The apartment boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms (the big one has bath-tub and the small one is with shower and has a corner for the laundry). Sieglinde apartment can welcome up to six (6) guests. Next to a full catered kitchen, a small terrace in the court is the ideal place, where to enjoy meals and relax. A fire-place in the wide living area invites to fabulous BBQs and romantic dinners by candle light. The apartment has free WiFi internet and free car parking on the street.

Elegantes Ferienhaus des 19. Jahrhunderts mit Sterngewölben in Apulien, Italien

3 Schlafzimmer, 2 Badezimmer Ferienhaus in der Nähe des historischen Zentrums

Sieglinde ist eine elegante Ferienwohnung aus dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts mit alten Gewölbedecken. Das Ferienhaus steht im ersten Stock, es hat drei geräumigen Schlafzimmer und eine helle Veranda neben der gut ausgestatteten Küche. Da, können die Gäste ihre Mahlzeiten einnehmen. Die Sieglinde Wohnung bietet Platz für sechs (6) Gäste. Ein langer Balkon ist auf der Vorderseite der Straße, wo zwei Hauptschlafzimmer sind. Ein ruhiges Zwillingsschlafzimmer, ideal für Kinder, ist neben dem Wohnzimmer. Es gibt zwei Badezimmer: eines ist voll ausgestattet mit Badewanne und Dusche und im kleineren gibt es eine Dusche und eine Ecke für die Wäsche. Die Ecke des Kamins ist der ideale Ort, um zu entspannen, Musik zu hören und lokale Köstlichkeiten zu probieren oder guten Wein zu trinken. Das Ferienhaus verfügt über kostenfreies WLAN und kostenfreie Parkplätze an der Straße.

  • In Autumn 2021 and during Winter months (season 2021/2022), the cost is € 99 per night (€ 693 for one week stay).

a. Prices are inclusive of gas, water, electricity. 

b. Weekly change of bed linen and towels + cleaning cost € 100.

c. Heating costs € 20 per day

d. It is possible to rent Sieglinde apartment for no less than 4 nights up to 27 nights.

e. Free WiFi

f. A € 200 deposit is required by the owner at check-in and must be returned to the guest at the end of the stay, after checking that no damage has been caused to Sieglinde apartment.

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Book Selma – from € 114/night

Selma Apartment

Selma (CIS: LE07503191000000617) is on the ground floor (90sqm) of a typical Mediterranean styled villa (450sqm) surrounded by the garden, among maritime pines, oleanders and honeysuckles. Selma apartment boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms comfortably giving lodging to six (6) guests. There is a wide dining room, a cosy corner for the sitting room and the fire-place, a well catered kitchen and a shady patio with garden furnitures for enjoying meals. Besides, it is just a couple minutes walk from the sandy beach and only one kilometer from Gallipoli town, on the Ionian coast.

How much is to rent Selma apartment in 2022?

Seasons, costs, conditions.

  • In June 2022, to rent Selma apartment is € 114 per night (€ 798 for one week stay). 
  • In July 2022, renting Selma apartment costs € 130 per night (€ 910 for one week stay).                                                                                                           
  • In August 2022, to rent Selma apartment is € 150 per night (€1050 for one week stay)                                                                                                               
  • In September 2022, renting Selma apartment costs € 114 per night (€ 798 for one week stay).

a. Prices are all inclusive (gas, water, electricity)

b. Weekly change of bed linen and towels + cleaning cost € 100.

c. It is possible to rent Selma apartment for no less than 4 nights up to 27 nights.

d. Free WiFi

e. A € 200 deposit is required by the owner at check-in and must be returned to the guest at the end of the stay, after checking that no damage has been caused to Selma apartment.

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Book Linda – from € 109/night

Linda Apartment Master Bedroom

Linda (CIS: LE07503191000000618) apartment is on the first floor (90 sqm) of a typical Mediterranean styled villa (450 sqm) surrounded by the garden, among maritime pines, oleanders and honeysuckles. Linda apartment boasts three bedrooms, one bathroom and shower, comfortably giving lodging to five (5) guests. Besides there is a wide dining room and a cosy corner by the fire-place, a well catered kitchen and a sunny terrace, where guests can enjoy their meals.                                                                                                                                                             

Renting Linda Apartment in 2022 Season costs, conditions.

  • In June 2022, to rent Linda apartment costs € 109 per night (€ 763 for one week stay).                                                                                                                 
  • In July 2022, renting Linda apartment is € 125 per night (€ 875 for one week stay).                                                                                                                         
  • In August 2022, to rent Linda apartment costs € 145 per night (€1015 for one week stay)                                                                                                                             
  • In September 2022, the total cost is € 109 per night (€ 763 for one week stay).

a. Prices are all inclusive gas, water, electricity.

b. Weekly change of bed linen and towels + cleaning cost € 100.

c. It is possible to rent Linda apartment for no less than 4 nights up to 27 nights

d. Free WiFi

e. A € 200 deposit is required by the owner at check-in and must be returned to the guest at the end of the stay, after checking that no damage has been caused to Linda apartment.

Book Linda Apartment

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Book a Cooking Lesson in Apulia

Home-made orecchiette for cooking lesson in Apulia

We are very glad to announce our new dates for culinary classes in seasons 2021/2022 in Lecce at Sieglinde apartment (CIS:LE07503591000000616)

You may choose among:

–  5 Days Cooking Lessons

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– One or Two Days Cooking lessons
in seasons 2021 and 2022:

– October 25th – October 29th 2021

Culinary Classes: Monday, October 25th – Friday, October 29th 2021 in Lecce, Apulia

–  April 25th – April 29th 2022

Culinary Classes: Monday, April 25th – Friday, April 29th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

–  May 23rd – May 27th 2022

Culinary Classes: Monday, May 23rd – Friday, May 27th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

–  June 20th – June 24th 2022

Culinary Classes: Monday, June 20th – Friday, June 24th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

–  September 12th – September 16th 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                  Culinary Classes: Monday, September 12th – Friday, September 16th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

–  October 24th – October 28th 2022

Culinary Classes: Monday, October 24th – Friday, October 28th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

These Cooking Lessons and Culinary Classes are ideal for children and ‘older children’, for experiencing and tasting the ancient flavors of the poor authentic Apulia gastronomy. You are very welcome, thank you!

– Total Cost/ 5 Days Cooking Lessons* is € 225 x person (all inclusive: full immersion Hands on Cooking  Lessons Program  + dinners ).

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– Total Cost/ One Day Cooking Lesson is € 45 x person (all inclusive – homemade different kinds of  traditional pasta fresca – dinner + wine )

– Total Cost /One Day Cooking Lesson is € 30 x children (all inclusive – easy recipes + dinner)

–  Total Cost/ Two Days Cooking Lesson is €70 x person  (all inclusive – Italian recipes for food  lovers and gourmets + dinners + wine)

– All cooking lessons last about 3/3,5 hours. Availability for 6 guests.

– Join us for a visit by vineries and local cellars and enjoy grape harvest 2022! Be in contact with nature and taste the ancient tradition of making good wine.

– For more info or for booking your culinary date, you are welcome to contact us  here, thank you :