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In case you hadn’t already guessed, Puglia is easily one of our favourite places in Italy and so we’re really excited about La Fiermontina – a 16 suite labour of love set amidst the 18th century Baroque churches of Lecce’s historical centre.
Parisian owners have collaborated with Puglian architects to create this stylish hotel, fusing contemporary artwork with the grandeur of old Lecce, even using the same soft stone as used to create the surrounding Baroque churches. The hotel is around a renovated 17th century house, set in green gardens scattered with Olive trees. The 16 guestrooms and suites have exposed stone walls, and star-pinnacled ceilings, with fireplaces and private balconies in some rooms.
Eating is all part of the Italian experience, and the restaurant at La Fiermontina does not disappoint, with a menu of lighter takes on traditional Puglian fare, using the freshest seasonal produce. Meals are accompanied by fine wines from the curated cellar, including vintage Italian, French and Portuguese labels.
The private gardens and swimming pool offer plenty of space for relaxation, whilst guests are within ambling distance of the baroque architecture, boutiques, restaurants and bars of central Lecce. La Fiermontina is also the perfect base from which to explore the wider Salento region.
Why we love it
La Fiermontina fuses the grandeur of historic Lecce, with the luxuries of a modern, boutique hotel, from the organic bath products, to the contemporary artwork that decorate the stone walls.
Harriet, Original Traveller