Dai Nonni Lecce, Italy

designed by Gio Ponti
Dai Nonni, Lecce, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • B&B
  • Units 2
  • from € 30 nt
What we like about this property

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.


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 Nonni

from 30 to 100 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses2 bedrooms plus non-live-in art studio
Accommodate2 per room with optional third guest in triple room
Restaurant / self cateringBed & Breakfast
KitchenNot available by law as B&B
Bed TypeDoubles
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet FriendlyYes
InternetWifi throughout
ViewStreet views
RatesRates start at €30 single occupancy to €100 for triple occupancy per night, with a minimum stay of 2 nights.
Minimum Stay2 Nights

Check in: from 1 p.m. by appointment

Check out: till 10 a.m

No smoking except on the balcony

Booking and cancellation policy:

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking.
  • For bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the start of the stay, there will be a 100% refund of payment.
  • For bookings cancelled up to 7 days before the start of the stay, there will be a 50% refund.

An extra larger room is available only for families and small groups willing to share a bathroom, please ask for it in your inquiry.

Breakfast is Italian - sweet, with local or homemade products. We prefer healthy food (no palma oil) and if you have any special needs just let us know and we will try to cater to your needs.

We have a strong focus on sustainable tourism and therefore we decided against air conditioning. We provide fans which are hardly needed as the apartment is cool and not really heating up. Also, we try to save our environment and we recycle!


9 Reviews

  • Julian, May 11, 2018

    Everything nothing short of perfect, the house is beautiful, large, well furnished and spotlessly clean. And ‘it situated in a great location for sightseeing in the city. There is also a wonderful atmosphere in the house, full of beautiful paintings and illustrations made in good part by Sonia same that besides being a talented designer turned out to be a perfect host. Friendly and helpful in giving tips and advice to make the most of the city. The rooms are large and comfortable beds and is also made available an excellent breakfast. Finally … CONSIGLIATISSIMO place to stay !!


    Rome, Italy

  • Pablo, April 4, 2018

    Sonia is an excellent hostess, she gave me recommendations for all of Lecce, the Salento coast and places to eat. The apartment has a perfect location with all kinds of shops, restaurants and bars nearby. It is also very spacious with different spaces. Without a doubt I am going to return to Lecce and without doubts I am going to return to the property of Sonia. Perfect experience, exceeded my expectations.


    Da Montevideo, Uruguay

  • Victoria, August 22, 2017

    We had a great stay at Sonia, the apartment is beautiful and conveniently located, close to the historic center, the breakfasts are very good and Sonia is very friendly and available. Go ahead and book, you will not regret it!


    Paris, France

  • Jessica, August 4, 2017

    Loved this spot. Great location – close to everything but also quiet. The open porch is an amazing place to take a mid-day break. Sonia was a very attentive host and provided a nice breakfast. We loved our stay here.


    Toronto, Canada

  • Angeline, July 22, 2016

    Great place ! I stayed 1 week in Dai Nonni and I highly recommend it . It is a perfect place to visit Lecce,5mins from the old center,very quiet.
    Sonya is there to help you ,she really makes a difference to have the place super clean. I really like her eclectic deco,amazing. Lots of details…
    There was a big fan in the bedroom so it was fresh enough to sleep well,the bathroom was perfect with a window !
    And to be able to go on the terrace anytime is a big plus … You feel in a home not in an hotel …Her breakfast makes you addict to all the lovely cakes she makes …
    I will go back again as I really like the place and Lecce which is between the 2 coasts to enjoy the beaches,and a fabulous place to visit if you like the barocco !


  • Evelin, July 23, 2015

    The flat is amazing, design lovers will not want to leave! Furthermore it is at a strategic point of the town! Sonia is a wonderful host!!



  • Elena, June 2, 2015

    Dai Nonni es genial! Es súper bonita y está muy bien ubicada. Sonia es una gran anfitriona, es simpática y muy atenta. Además nos preparó unos ricos desayunos. La recomiendo al 100%



  • Régis & Héloïse, May 23, 2015

    Our short stay at Sonia’s place was simply perfect! The apartment is located at a short 5 minutes walk from Lecce’s old town, in an area where you can easily park your car.
    Sonia did a great job renovating and decorating her grand-mother’s apartment in a classy 60´s style. The room is vast and cosy and has it’s own bathroom. Finally, Sonia prepared a delicious breakfast for us in the morning. She gave us plenty of advice to visit Lecce as well as great restaurant advice. She is welcoming and easy-going. All in all, we had the best time in Lecce and we wish Sonia all the best in her B&B project. We hope to come black someday :)

    Régis & Héloïse


  • Simone, April 19, 2015

    Si respira l’amore e la cura che Sonia ha per la sua storica casa di famiglia!
    Curatissima negli arredamenti e nelle decorazioni, che esprimono tutta la sua passione per il disegno, la pittura e più in generale l’arte!



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