We had a wonderful three-night stay at the Aurora Bed & Breakfast in Lecce. The accommodation is very-well appointed and gives the sense of a higher-end hotel, even though the rate of €60/night for a double was the lowest we found in Italy. The rate included breakfast, served by Anna Rita each morning.
The Aurora is on the immediate perimeter of the ancient walled city of Lecce, which made it very easy to spend time exploring. We also took an easy day’s driving tour, heading south from Lecce to Maglie, east to the coastal town of Otranto, around the southern tip of the Italian “heel” at Cape San Maria di Leuca, up to Gallipoli and back to Lecce. It’s a route we’d highly recommend. After watching the sunset in Gallipoli, we discovered the low-beam headlights on our rented car we’re not functioning. We very much appreciated that Raffaele took the time the next morning – Christmas Eve – to line us up with an appropriate car dealership.
If you’re heading to the Aurora B&B by car, carry a copy of the map off of its website or program the address into your GPS system. Italian drivers show no mercy, so you’ll want to minimize the need to slow down looking for street signs. Having notified Raffaele in advance, we were able to park our car in the secured, underground parking lot of an adjacent building for a total additional charge of €20.
We have no hesitation in highly recommending the Aurora.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The B & B Aurora is a place to spend a pleasant and comfortable stay in the beautiful city of Lecce.The rooms are all equipped with bathroom, air conditioning, TV and DVD. In addition, always available to all guests, a comfortable and well equipped kitchen with a large terrace at leisure. ... more less
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