ease of booking accommodations in Lecce

For our Lecce courses at la casa di Silvestro, in the historic centre of Lecce.

This page exists just to show you how easy it is to book your stay in Lecce, once you have booked your time with us (as not to put the cart before the horse, as it were).  In that spirit, here is a list of potential places to stay. A fuller version of this page exists in our Inner Sanctum, the hidden pages you’ll gain access to once you’ve booked with us. It contains a list of structures and their sites.

Accommodations are organised in three tiers, by price. Prices start at around 40 Euro per night.

All of these structures offer special rates for our students, based on at least 6 nights. As a school, each morning we have breakfast together so unless you’d like breakfast twice, the special prices for our students don’t include breakfast.

Tier one

Roberto runs a simple but respectable bed and breakfast near Porta Rudiae (where you’ll find the market where you’ll do our daily food shopping). His place is comfortable and familial, reflecting his experiences of years spent abroad in English-speaking countries. Roberto and his English girlfriend Stephanie often join us for dinners at the school as well.

Simple, clean, informal and an excellent value, Roberto’s place won’t make you forget your favourite European hotel but it will make you comfortable, especially if you’re young at heart.

Site is in English, with pictures of the rooms.



 Tier two

Marta’s place is literally across the street from the school, both a strength and a ‘weakness’ (a strength in ease, a ‘weakness’ as you’ll see so little of the world famous architecture while walking home at night). Stylish with a touch of an aristocratic past, the rooms are where we’d stay, if we didn’t live in Lecce (and being as it, money is always an object). Marta doesn’t speak English but she does read it, enough to book your stay and order extra towels during your visit.

Site is in English, with lots of nice photography.




Tier three

Marta runs the front desk at a stylish, hyper-modern hotel/bed and breakfast that just opened, just a 4 minute walk from the school. With a private, high-end wine bar in its cellar, multi channel music and Jacuzzis in many rooms, the hotel wouldn’t be out of place in Helsinki or Tokyo (even if only a fraction of the price).  The name is leccese for, Home of the king. If you can’t remember that, call it Monteray, which is much easier for English speakers.