Arco Vecchio

Lecce, Italy

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An ultra-affordable base in a great destination



Double room






Santa Croce Church, Lecce

A minimalist boutique hideout in super-central Lecce, in southern Italy's Puglia region – includes breakfast, a welcome drink and more

A minimalist boutique hideaway in the heart of Lecce, Arco Vecchio Residence B&B is a refreshingly modern blank canvas to bed down in after admiring age-old sights in Italy's beautiful heel. With only eight rooms and one suite, you won't be jostling for space at the breakfast buffet here. It's all clean-living white walls, with subtle contemporary design shown in the select pieces of black and white photography in your room and in the serene Italian wall scribblings that accompany you up the stairs.

You couldn't be better placed in history-rich Lecce. You're a mere 10-minute amble from the elaborate Basilica di Santa Croce and less than five minutes' walk from both the Piazza del Duomo main square and the fascinating Museo Faggiano that reveals the city's intricate past.

Good to know

Your included restaurant discount is at A Casa Mia, located 350 metres from the hotel, at Via F. Lo Re, 5.

Please note that a city tax of €2 per person, per night is payable at the hotel upon check-out.


  • Being right in the city centre, you're an easy and attractive walk from all the main sights. You also have a sprinkling of gorgeous palazzi all around for ample gawping. For coastal gems, drive southwest to the beach at Gallipoli, or straight west to bathe in the clear shallow waters at Porto Cesareo. Otranto on the east coast is another favourite and right on Italy's heel, 40 minutes from Lecce

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