There was very little not to like about either Lecce or the Idomeneo 63, but may give the complete picture.
Driving down the narrow streets of Lecce is an experience that shouldn't be attempted by the feint-hearted, as sometimes it requires nerves of steel!
We always managed to secure a parking spot at the Idomeneo, but spaces are at a premium.
With regards to the B&B itself our only concern was the noise from the apartment above as children were running around in a morning, but this was no great hardship.
The Idomeneo 63 makes an ideal base to explore everything that the beautiful town of Lecce has to offer.
The owner of the B&B is charming, helpful and accommodating and speaks very good English..which helps if you're Italian is limited! He provided us with suggestions of interesting places to visit and restaurants to eat at. all the suggestions proved to be what we were looking for. The other staff were equally obliging and pleasant, whether serving the continental breakfast or cleaning the rooms.
The decoration and furnishings in the Idomeneo are contemporary and comfortable. The vaulted ceiling in the communal area and upper bedroom is very attractive and gives it character. Historically the building was a convent at some stage we were informed. The communal area with its minimalist look, modern artwork and ambient music was a great place to sit and read the newspaper.
The 'Red room', which is where we stayed, was furnished minimally but stylishly with access to its own 'Juliet' balcony overlooking the street. Although close to everything that was happening in Lecce the street was quiet at night. Parking in the square outside the B&B was free, with the owner providing a pass.
Breakfast was served on the roof terrace of No. 3 Via de Idomeneo which gave good views of the main street and local churches. We did have some fun trying to locate it!
We will be returning to Lecce in the future and will certainly look at the availability of the Idomeneo first. The whole 'package' ensured we had a great stay in Lecce.
Thanks particularly to the owner who was brilliant!