Believe it or not, a little over a year ago, I had no idea about Puglia, let alone where to stay in Lecce. After reading countless blogs on the region, I felt as if I was mysteriously being called there. Puglia is a region in the south of Italy famous for its mouth watering buratta, white washed towns, stunning coastline, olive trees and trulli houses. So in April 2016, I started my journey in Lecce. But where to stay in Lecce??
Where to Stay in Lecce
I’d say look no further and book Palazzo Rollo, a 17th century palace, which is now converted to a B&B. I am so happy I booked a place there because it was only 2 minutes from everything! My room was attached with a huge lobby, a drawing room, a bathroom with a hot tub and a small private kitchen. It was very homely as I could come and go as I wanted, cook and and eat something in the room and make coffee for myself in the morning. Palazzo Rollo was a wonderful start to my Southern Italian sojourns.
The Palazzo is owned by Elena Andretta and her family and was her home while growing up. Elena is very passionate about keeping her forefathers legacy alive and her thinking and traditional values impressed me. She along with her staff member Simona were absolutely wonderful hosts and made sure I saw Lecce with their suggestions.
Why Should You Book Palazzo Rollo??
Palazzo Rollo was at a fantastic location as it was only 5 minutes away from all the main attractions. The mornings at the Palazzo were full of fresh Italian cornetti, cold cuts, juices, coffee and fruits. During the day when it was too hot, I came back to take a nap or a shower. One of the days I had a lovely evening on the terrace with a fantastic view of the bell town of the town’s Duomo (main cathedral).
I totally recommend staying in Palazzo Rollo for your time in Lecce. It is central, convenient and exceptionally friendly!
Disclaimer: I was a guest at Palazzo Rollo but the opinions don’t change. Everything expressed here is solely my own.