Not only is this cool 1960s building in the heart of historic Lecce a delightful stylistic surprise, but the hybrid concept of a cozy B&B and a workshop that celebrates art and design is unconventional and modern. We like the fun vintage details and original works of art. Read more about its whimsical murals in our Journal section here.
Dai Nonni Lecce, Puglia, Italydesigned by Gio Ponti
Located just outside of the ancient walls of central Lecce and just a few steps from some of the most beautiful features of the city, this townhouse pairs chic post war modernism with a cool vintage appeal.
Built in 1960 with architectural contributions by industrial designer and architect Gio Ponti and others, the exterior entrance features unique geometric patterns that are avant garde and modern and give way to bright spacious interiors, all renovated to preserve the important architectural features.
Laid out in two separate spaces, the apartment includes the main living area and breakfast room that is available all day following breakfast service (however the kitchen is not accessible to guests). There are two full-sized guest bedrooms that can accommodate two, each featuring a unique selection of vintage furnishings and decor and unusual wall art.
There’s a separate visual arts and communications studio that focuses on illustration, animation and graphic design where you can on occasion watch the artists at work and have a look at the design process. The house is infused with the work of some of the most talented Italian illustrators and is a continuous work in progress. There’s an exterior balcony and lounge terrace overlooking the street where you can take in the sounds and sights of the city.
Italian breakfast is included and served daily from 9 to 10 a.m. (special menu needs accommodated upon request). Wifi throughout. Housekeeping and all amenities included.
Located at the center of old town Lecce, the stunning Baroque town is known as the Florence of the south and one of the most important cities in the Puglia region. It’s a vibrant combination of rich history, contemporary university town and beachy vibe.
Situated in the southernmost part of Italy’s heel, known as the Salento Peninsula, Lecce is a short drive from a number of authentic and charming Italian villages, including Carpignano Salentino as well as the lovely UNESCO port town of Otranto.
The Adriatic and Ionian coasts offer some of the best beaches including Torre Del Orso Santa Andrea and Alimini and the luxurious seaside resorts of Leuca and Santa Cesarea Terme. Bus stops to the beach are nearby and the train station is just a 10-minute walk.
Lecce, Italy. Nearest Airport: Salento International Airport (30 mins)
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Dai Nonnifrom €30 to €100 / nt
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