With an ideal location in the heart of Lecce just across from the Basilica of Santa Croce, Patria Palace provides pleasant, traditionally Italian accommodation for those looking to explore Lecce
Located a pleasant ten minute stroll from the middle of Lecce in a quiet area of the city, La Fiermontina offers a modern, artistic take on a relaxing accommodation option. This wonderful boutique property offers just 15 rooms yet plenty of space both indoors and outdoors. The hotel’s owner renovated the 17th-century building that houses the accommodation in an homage to his grandmother who was part of Paris’ art scene in the 1930s. Today the Fiermonte family’s private art collection is displayed throughout the property, complementing the clean lines and carefully selected antique furniture in both the rooms and the public spaces.
Rooms feature classic contemporary décor in neutral hues. In maintaining the structure of the original building, many rooms have high, vaulted ceilings which give them an open, airy feeling. Others have characterful wood beamed ceilings.
A spacious garden area surrounds the hotel with manicured lawns, neat rows of olive trees and even a small swimming pool – a rarity for a hotel in Lecce. The restaurant serves a more sophisticated take on traditional local dishes and meals can be enjoyed in the main dining room or in the gardens. The bar is an especially pleasant and characterful spot to enjoy a pre or post dinner drink.
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With just 16 rooms, there is a calming boutique feel to La Fiermontina, and the rooms reflect this. All are decorated in a palette of neutral hues and like the rest of the property, many display original works of art from the Fiermonte family’s collection. The original architecture of the 17th century building can be seen in the high, vaulted ceilings in some rooms. Others feature wood beamed ceilings which add a characterful touch to the muted tones of the room. Each room offers all the modern conveniences one would expect from a recently opened hotel including tablets to control room services and updated bathrooms.
La Fiermontina is set within a quieter area of the city within Lecce’s city walls. The property is surrounded by beautiful gardens offering grassy areas, olive trees and citrus trees, which provides a relaxing place to sit outside and enjoy the sun. The main historic sights of Lecce can be reached in ten minutes on foot.
Food and drink
La Fiermontina’s restaurant offers a more elegant take on the traditional cuisine of Puglia. A seasonal menu focuses on fresh, local ingredients. The dining area covers both indoor and outdoor seating, and in good weather, dining in the gardens among the olive trees is especially charming. There is also an onsite bar, Bar Enzo, dedicated to Enzo Fiermonte, the owner’s uncle, who was a famous boxer who moved to the USA and became an actor.
Facilities and activities
The gardens house a small pool and large gardens which are a rarity in Lecce and a welcome feature in hot weather.
We think La Fiermontina is a jewel in Lecce. The style, the gardens, and the intimate boutique feel all set this property apart.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Risorgimento Resort offers a fantastic, central location for guests looking to experience the Baroque grander of Lecce from contemporary accommodation. The rooftop terrace restaurant offers wonderful views over the rooftops of Lecce.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
You can visit Puglia's most characterful villages on a full-day private guided tour of their historic streets, shady squares and medieval churches. See Alberobello's conical trulli, the whitewashed hilltop town of Cisternino, and the Baroque and Rococo buildings of Martina Franca.