Lecce was born in 1211 BC. occupied by “Messapi”, Romans, Normans and Venetians, it was characterise by richness and cultivated by Carlo V. Its cultural and intellectual importance defined by Bourget as “Atene d’Italia” is recognised furthermore by the University and by important study conventions.
Lecce, defined as “Città d’arte”, is Florence of the south, city of 100 Churches is cultural, spiritual and economic centre of the entire province.
Salento, is a piece of Land between two seas:Jonio And Adriatic of 250 kms of coast, with low and sandy parts and high and rocks; land conquered by the Greeks, Byzantines, Aragons, Spanish, Normans that have left important remains, perfectly conserved. Salento is reach in history and traditions; its beauty derives frame nature and architecture from its beauty derives from nature and architecture, from its hot sun and beautiful colors; The tourist, as well as bathing in the green sea, can discover the famouse touristic cities and authentic salentine traditions hidden at the heart of salentine peninsula. And admire the little treasures within the villages where the population, with pride, conserve the old traditions. The B&B “Antica Villa la Viola” can advice guests that would like to discover this places an interesting routes.