Posted by: Debra Kolkka | July 1, 2019

A gorgeous place to stay in Lecce, beautiful city in Puglia

Our stay in Lecce, the beautiful pearl of Puglia, was excellent, in no small way because of our lovely hotel, Torre del Parco.

It is right on the edge of the Centro Storico, which meant it was easy to find and parking was a breeze. This was our first view of Torre del Parco…the tower.

It has a long history. It was built in 1419 by 18 year old Giovanni Antonio Orsini del Balzo, Prince of Taranto, son of Raimondello and Maria d’Enghiem, who was countess of Lecce and later Queen of the Kingdom of Naples after a second marriage.

The entrance is very inviting.

The foyer…

…the sitting room.

The beautiful indoor garden area.

Our room…with walk in wardrobe.

The tower was beside our room.

It looked fabulous at night.

The breakfast room was great…I could easily move in forever.

The hotel is popular for events. There were 3 while we were there, including a colourful first communion.

If you go to Lecce stay at Torre del Parco…you won’t be disappointed.


  1. Gorgeous! Have just stayed in a beautiful hotel in Florence called the Bellini. Are you familiar with it?

    • I don’t know that one. I will check it out next time I stay in Florence.

  2. ohhhhh, i miss Italia!

    • There is a lot to love in Italy.

  3. Wow is this beautiful! I’d love to check this place out someday!

    • It is fabulous and Lecce is great.

  4. Stunning. How were the lodging prices (in general) in southern Italy compared to other parts of Italy?

    • Accommodation is available in all price ranges. I think it is much the same as elsewhere in Italy.

  5. Be there in two months staying at Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. Hope the parking is as good!

    • That street looks to be inside the historical centre. You should check with your hotel about whether you can park there.

  6. Wendy and I went there some years ago and we loved it – the staff were terrific

    • It’s a great place to stay.

  7. The hotel looks wonderful. Thanks for the information.

    • We were very happy we chose it.

  8. Capital of Puglia?? There is only one capital in Italy and it is Rome. If you refer to Capoluogo there is only one in Puglia and it is Bari

    • Thank you for pointing out my mistake so charmingly. I have fixed it.

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