This apartment is located some 25-30 minute’s walk from central Lecce. It has a simple kitchen/ dining area, a nice balcony, a washroom with shower and a bedroom. It is comfortable, compact and clean. It also has air conditioning, which is important since it can get hot in Lecce (it averaged 33-35C at the end of June 2016 when we stayed). Nothing fancy – functional and adequate for a party of 2. I am not sure how comfortable four people would be staying here. It also incredibly reasonably priced – so great value for money. We used it as a base for which to tour around Puglia. The kitchen is basic – four gas rings and a working oven plus microwave. There are no effective areas for food preparation other than the sink top and the kitchen table. We did cook here - it's not a place for gourmet food preparation, but you can get some things done. Nearby is a Lidl with quality, low cost food. Keep it simple and you will be ok. The apartment has a very efficient washing machine – do you don't need to pack a lot of clothes, just wash and put them out to dry and they will quickly do so.
Sitting outside on the balcony (or deck, as we would call it in Canada) makes sense for most of the day, except it is hot and no shade from the sun at certain times of the day. The small table and chairs are fine, but there is no umbrella or sunshade. It is cooler in the late afternoon and early evening. There is a small sofa (actually a sofa bed) in the lounge.nThere is a TV with a great many channels (mainly Italian – no UK TV) and this is small. You will need to sit at or near the table to watch. There is also a music system in the bedroom (bring some CD’s). Wifi is available but is restricted to 30gb a month – so no serious downloading of videos, music or any large files. I would suggest investing in Skyroam portable Internet portal so that you can get around this restriction (see www.skyroam.com) - you have to pay for Skyrom ($8US for each 24 hours or part thereof) but it beats worrying about being cut off. It's a small device you carry with you (takes no room).
Very quiet neighbourhood. Next door has two dogs, but you never really hear them and all is well in the area. Small playground for the kids just outside and nearby is a decent bakers and a quiet bar. While the area may look a little bleak, it is quiet and easy to park outside. It is also 100% safe and secure.
Our host – Paola – is a charming lady who knows what she is doing. Overall - great value !