"Palazzo Sambiasi"
bed and breakfast a Lecce

Welcome to Palazzo Sambiasi, a magnificent baroque structure built by our family in the early 500’s.

We decided to transform one part of the building into a fine suite, which is intended to be not just “another” hotel or b&b. In fact we want to share a piece of our family’s history with interested guests who are keen on discovering Salento from an authentic and unforgettable point of view.

A vivid example of “Barocco Leccese”, the Palazzo is conveniently located in the heart of the old town, an oasis of peace and quiet but a very short walk from the main tourist attractions, bustling bars and restaurants. Furnished in an original antique style, at our palazzo you will enjoy a true aristocratic experience from a bygone era, yet in total comfort and modernity.

  •   What a wonderful experience in a beautiful palazzo. We were met in town by Francesca, who guided us to a free parking lot not far from the palazzo. The palazzo had the WOW effect!!! Huge, spacious & a beautiful terrace, all for us! Location excellent, close to the historical city center; all reachable on foot. Communication with Francesca was perfect! We would highly recommend staying here. Thanks again Francesca!

    thumb Lisa

      Casa strepitosa, grande, arredata in stile e di una bellezza unica. Un terrazzo da favola. Imperdibile per chi vuole visitare Lecce.
    Francesca molto disponibile e accogliente.
    Greta e Mattia

    thumb Sergio

      Il palazzo di Francesca è veramente bellissima e Francesca è una persona incredibile. È venuta a prendermi dalla stazione quando sono arrivata, è i servizi nell’appartamento erano meravigliosi. Francesca, grazie mille per il pasticciotto e per mostrarmi la tua città bellissima!

    thumb Aileen

      This is easily the best Airbnb experience I've ever had. The location could not be better - in the heart of town, yet quiet. The house is old, grand, very spacious and beautiful, with a lot of privacy and a terrace to-die-for, I felt like a princess. Everything was sparkling clean and Francesca was warm, helpful and friendly. She even suggested to meet me at the bus station! Communication was perfect and I had all I needed for a lovely stay. I strongly recommend this place, it feels like you have travelled back in time, like living in a film. Thank you Francesca, I feel so lucky to have found your amazing home!

    thumb Iskra
  •   Francesca goes far and beyond to make sure your stay in Lecce is everything you want it to be! Her B & B is amazing and is in a great location. I very highly recommend it!

    thumb Teresa

      A 10 min à peine de la gare de Lecce à pied, très facile d'accès de même pour prendre les bus pour aller vers torre dell' orso...En plein centre, superbe bâtisse, beau volume, très propre et calme! Belle terrasse très agréable. Tout se fait à pied. Une belle surprise à recommander. Merci Francesca

    thumb Ingrid

      Great location, charming decor. Very helpful host - made a reservation at a local restaurant which was one of our best meals in Puglia!!

    thumb Craig

      Bellissimo ambiente in pieno centro storico a Lecce. Francesca è molto disponibile e precisa, da raccomandare sicuramente!

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  •   Francesca e Cose m’ont reçue comme une princesse dans leur demeure digne d’un conte de fées ! Leur palais est situé dans le centre historique et pourtant il est très très calme. le logement est indépendant et comporte deux chambres avec salle de bain plus un immense living avec entre autres une bibliothèque et un coin petit déjeuner ainsi qu’une magnifique terrasse intérieure très ensoleillée. Un coin de paradis hors du temps que je vous recommande avec émerveillement. Grazzie mille pour toutes vos attentions délicates ainsi que votre accueil extraordinaire !!!

    thumb Hélène

      Ha sido una estancia excepcional.
    Es un lugar precioso, con mucho encanto, amplio y super tranquilo, un remanso de paz y de refinamiento.
    A parte de la habitación está un salon comedor y una bella terraza donde leer y hacer amistad con los preciosos gatitos de la casa.
    Francesca es a la vez muy hospitalaria y muy discreta, encuentra los detalles que hacen la estancia muy muy agradable.
    Un flechazo total por este palacio.

    thumb Corinne

      The place is amazing. You have so much space and its at the best location close to the nicest bars and restaurants. You don’t hear anything, it’s very quiet and peaceful.

    thumb Eveline

      Alloggio elegante e in pieno centro

    thumb Claudia
  •   I couldn’t have asked for a better time in Lecce - Francesca made everything perfect and went out of her way to make sure I was very comfortable. It was everything and more than I expected.
    I would highly recommend staying in FRANCESCA’s Air BnB and hope to return again soon.
    Thank you so much Francesca - you’re amazing! Love C X

    thumb Carlotta

      1000% recomendado. Francesca y Cose demostraron su gentileza y disposición desde antes de recibirme en su casa. Siempre estaban atentos e interesados en dar a conocer los lugares mas bonitos de Lecce, pero mas que todo siempre demostrando un gran sentido de hospitalidad. La recamara era estupenda, limpia y muy bien decorada. Fue una experiencia magica en todo el sentido. Espero poder regresar.

    thumb Jose

      Francesca et son mari sont vraiment très gentils et attentionnés ! Le palais est somptueux vraiment ! On a l’impression d’être un prince ou une princesse ! L’emplacement est juste parfait, en plein cœur de Lecce, tout aussi magnifique ! Je recommande vivement !

    thumb Maxime

      Alloggiare da Francesca è stato molto confortevole. Francesca è stata un'ottima host e l'appartamento si trova in un punto super strategico, ad un passo da tutto.
    Grazie mille per l'ospitalità!

    thumb Grazia
  •   Located in the very heart of Lecce and literally behind the Duomo, so easy to walk around the centre . The Accomodation is in one of the older grand homes , a large apartment with a lovely old world feel. We chose this home as it is so centrally located and forms part of the baroque atmosphere. Great restaurants and bars close by but the apartment very quiet and light. We had hired a car and it was great to be able to park in the courtyard of the house.Francesca was there to meet us and is a very kind and generous host.

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      Ein wahrhaftiger Pallazzo! Der Salon ist riesig mit mehreren Sitzgruppen und Esstisch in historischer Möblierung einschließlich der Ahnengalerie in Öl. Dazu ein separates Schlafzimmer und eine weitläufige Terrasse. Man fühlt sich geradezu in Zeiten zurückversetzt, als der Adel die Stadt beherrschte. Grandiose Einblicke! Die Fotos täuschen nicht, das Original übertrifft den Eindruck sogar noch. Lage sehr zentral.
    Kochen kann man hier nicht, es gibt einen Kühlschrank und eine Kapselmaschine für Espresso, aber täglich frisches Gebäck und Zubehör fürs Frühstück.
    Ein wahrhaft stilvolles Ambiente!

    thumb Hans

      Franchesca is a nice host and she gave us a real good recomandation on a very special restaurant.
    The flat was very big and special with all the old furniture and artpieces.
    In the middel of the night a part of the ceiling suddenly fell down. We were extremely lucky not to be physically injured. The hosts came immediately and they took us to a very good hotel not far away. They took care of us and the situation in a very good way.

    thumb Astrid Elisabeth

      La casa di Francesca è una vera meraviglia: elegante, spaziosa, luminosa e situata in pieno centro storico. Il terrazzo fiorito è stupendo e Francesca e Cosè sono stati molto accoglienti e disponibili. Spero di tornare presto a Lecce, sicuramente tornerò da voi!

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The b & b consists of large bedrooms, a huge living room, bathroom and a large terrace overlooking the garden and monuments. Max 5 beds in 2 rooms for family or group of friends.


The building has a very convenient location, 5 minutes walk from the train station and in the historic center of Lecce with monuments, clubs and nightlife.


The structure is equipped with air conditioning and heat radiators for the winter.


You can enjoy a comfy breakfast in the lounge or on the terrace.


Free high speed internet connection in the whole area of the bed and breakfast.


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