Villa Rudiae

by Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande
Puglia Italy
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 bathrooms
  • 12 guests

Best for: Families and group of friends

From: €9850/week or €1407/day


  • Pool
  • Is the pool heated?
  • Alarm
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Ironing
  • Hairdryer
  • Bikes

The Property

Award-winning modern architect, Heidi Locher, and her music business husband have resuscitated Villa Rudiae from ruins to a modern, luxury villa located minutes from the ancient gates of the old Lecce city centre.

Designed to offer interior and exterior spaces for socializing and other areas for peaceful, quiet contemplation, the estate is ideal for both, self-observers and social butterflies. Located in Lecce, which is known as the ‘Florence of the South’, within the Apulia region, there is ample baroque architecture to be explored, cuisine to indulge in, and shopping at independent boutiques to be had.


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Villa Rudiae's 5 bedrooms easily accommodate up to 12 guests. On a quiet night, guests can gather in the family TV room to binge a few episodes on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or go through the villa's collection of DVDs, while in the separate music room others can enjoy special moments of harmony. These rooms, bedrooms, and the studio are equipped with independent Sonos Music systems and WiFi works throughout the villa. The large, barreled modern kitchen is fully-equipped with modern appliances including a family fridge with freezer, an additional wine fridge, extra bedroom fridges, two large ovens and three double hobs, a microwave, dishwashers, along with appliances to help create any gourmand's favorite dishes.

Each bedroom is outfitted with double beds, with a single bed on 2 of the 3 mezzanine levels, and features ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning. One of the bedrooms offers a bathtub, while the other rooms our furnished with showers. Another bedroom features a private balcony with views of the olive grove. Just outside of the master bedroom, guests can take advantage of the solitude of a private garden furnished with chaise lounges.

Underfloor heating will keep everyone cozy on the colder evenings, while each bedroom, dining room and kitchen are outfitted with air conditioning for the summer.

Outside, guests are encouraged to walk the extensive gardens with its oak wood, olive and citrus groves. The large terrace's dining table has a 14-seat capacity, with an additional seating area with shade for up to 14 guests and offers a small barbecue. Another large outdoor terrace is simply perfect for yoga or quiet relaxation. The heated swimming pool, which overlooks a sunken olive grove and offers views across Valle Cupa, includes 10 full-size loungers, pool shade, and outside shower. Villa Rudiae has a separate table tennis area for guests to enjoy a competitive game or two.

The parking area outside is large enough to accommodate many cars.

Property size: 500 m²

Bedrooms Configuration

5 double bedrooms of which two have a single bed on the mezzanne level.

Facilities and Services

International TV channels, including Neflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV, DVD player with a collection of discs, Sonos Music System in every room, WiFi, Fireplace, Small BBQ, Washing machine, Dryer, Fridge, Wine fridge, Under-counter freezer, bedroom fridges, Ovens, Microwave, Plate warmer, Dishwasher, Pans and cooking utensils, Toaster, Juicer, Nespresso machines, Coffee makers, Kettles, Food mixers, Ice cream maker
Taxis and transfers can be arranged for guests, for additional fees. Pre-stocking of fridge, massages, yoga, cooking classes, private Chef.

Pool and Spa

Heated 14 meter by 4 meter pool, open all year, equipped with 10 full-size sun loungers, pool shade, and outside shower. Additional charges will apply for winter heating.
Inquire prior to your stay about massages and yoga classes that can be organized, at an additional fee.



How to get there

Located a mere less than 10 minutes from Porta Rudiae, the oldest gateway to Lecce's city center, Villa Rudiae has access to Lecce's outstanding, Michelin Star-quality restaurants and bars. A family-friendly city, Lecce is ideal for all ages.

Gourmands will delight in the cuisines offered at the restaurants located in Lecce and the seafood menus offered at the restaurants on the Ionian and Adriatic coasts.

Inquire about cooking courses offered, for an additional fee, in Lecce to master the local cuisine.

Lecce is located between the Ionian and Adriatic Seas, offering places to swim, beaches for sun worshippers, and activities for lovers of aquatic sports.

Bicycles and scooters are available for rent in Lecce for some fun exploration of the city.

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Additional Information

Booking Conditions

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Minimum 5-night stay.

The rates include:
• Cleaning two times a week. Once for a 5 nights stay.
• Pool maintenance and pool heating
• Gardener
• Oranges and lemons from the garden, when in season
• Toilet paper
• Gas and electricity
• Water, from the property's well which is clean to WHO standard
• Linens including bed linens, bathroom towels, pool towels, kitchen towels and tea towels
• Tourist tax

Not included in the rental fee:
Compulsory final cleaning: €200, cash on arrival.
Refundable security deposit: €500, cash on arrival.

Check-in: after 3pm
Check-out: before 10am
Min stay: 5 nights
Changeover day: any day

The villa is open from June 24th to September 9th, 2023.


A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

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Rates may vary without prior notice.

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