Palazzo Guido

Bed & Breakfast
+39 380 2317647
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Luxuriate in style at this central Lecce palazzo with gorgeous rooms, delicious breakfasts (lunch & dinner by arrangement). Walk everywhere


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Welcome to the Florence of southern Italy. A lively town with a generous helping of baroque buildings, the Lecce style is incredibly decorative. Wander out to soak up local life; the Basilica di Santa Croce and Lecce Cathedral are must sees and you’re close to the Roman amphitheatre and the Giuseppe Garibaldi gardens.

You stay in Geltrude’s sumptuous palazzo, it bursts with fine art, antiques and rare books collected by her family over the centuries. Original mosaic floors and frescoes have been carefully restored yet the feel is homely and welcoming: play the piano, listen to music, sip an aperitivo before wandering out for dinner. There are good places to eat within a few steps, your host can make recommendations.

Hire a car if you plan to head out of the city but you will probably be content to walk, eat and relax at this beautiful palazzo. There’s an apartment for four and five suites, a gorgeous courtyard garden and spa.

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We think you'll love

  • You can walk to everything and Geltrude is happy to offer her local knowledge about restaurants and good beaches
  • The delicious buffet breakfasts, including local delicacies like frittata di pasta
  • The total wow factor of the house
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You should know

  • The Alcantarine suite overlooks a square so it may be noisy some nights
  • This is a very old building so some of the stairs may be uneven
  • There's no lift


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
February to March.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 5-minute walk. Lunch & dinner by arrangement.


Nightly price
from €250
1 Double
From €250
1 Apartment for 4
From €450
4 Suites for 2
From €340



This exquisite jewel in Lecce old town is astonishing: every suite is unique and elaborately decorated and styled to an extraordinarily high level. Geltrude will make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible especially thanks to the spa and relaxation area. This regal abode is the perfect pied-a-terre for a few days in Salento.

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The neighbourhood

This university town is perfect for a city break; visit all the sights by foot (or hire bikes) then get gloriously lost. Wander down narrow streets, gaze at all the baroque wonders, sip local wines, have very long lunches.

Local points of interest from Geltrude Guido

  • All of Lecce's main attractions are within walking distance: Church of the Holy Cross is at 110m,Lecce Cathedral at 150m, St. Oronzo square at 150m, Porta Napoli (the main city gate) 220m.
  • We can suggest the nearest beaches and the best to visit.


Geltrude Guido

Geltrude was a journalist and worked in communications in Italy and abroad. She is well-travelled and takes great care in ensuring her guests are well looked after. The palazzo has been in her family for centuries and in 2015 she decided to renovate and open to guests. You'll be offered a drink on arrival, find a gift in your room and meet Mara, the resident cat, snoozing in a sunny spot.