La Dimora delle Grazie

Puglia, Italy

Otranto

Otranto

Deluxe Double room

Puglia

King room

Lecce

Puglia

Gallipoli

Lecce

Ancient Lecce stone walls and vaulted ceilings at an atmospheric San Cesario di Lecce hotel, including breakfast, bike rental, wine and more

On the outskirts of the rich baroque masterpiece of Lecce, deep in the heel of Italy's boot, the small church-laden town of San Cesario di Lecce is an authentic nugget of historic Italian life. You won't be just another happy-snapper Euro tourist trampling the streets here. Housed in an atmospheric 16th-century stone building in the town's ancient heart and within the sound of the soul-searching church bells, La Dimora delle Grazie Relais de Charme easily tops the authenticity chart.

Vanilla-hued Lecce stone walls and barrel vaulted ceilings create a dramatic place to bed down in, after admiring the town's rich collection of ancient churches and home cooking. Hop on your rental bike to venture further afield, discovering yet more quiet Salento life on two wheels. You can both pour over Lecce's baroque gems - an easy five-minute train ride from San Cesario - and hit the gorgeous unspoilt southern Puglian coast from here too.

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

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