Opened in 2015, La Fiermontina is a 17th century villa inside Lecce’s ancient walls. While its 16 unique suites boast contemporary design, they still show off the building’s original features; elsewhere, antiques accompany pieces from the owner’s impressive modern-art collection, including chairs by Le Corbusier and a bronze by Léger. The tranquil garden pool is a real old-town rarity, and perfect for relaxing dips after a day’s exploring. Modern Puglian meals – using locally-sourced ingredients – can be devoured within the fine-dining restaurant, or al-fresco among olive and orange trees.
- 16 rooms & suites
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant & Bar
- Cycling & hiking
- Cooking classes
- Yoga & meditation
- Wine & olive oil experiences
Stylish boutique hotel within a beautifully restored 17th century villa in the heart of Lecce
La Fiermontina is an urban resort of 16 rooms providing an oasis in the heart of Lecce. Traditional pietra leccese walls and pietra di Trani floors as seen in noble homes throughout the Salento region feature throughout the hotel, while an impressive collection of antiques and artwork belonging to the owner’s family, including pieces by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Tobia Scarpa, round out the photogenic yet welcoming interiors. A real ‘labour of love’ for its Parisian owner Giacomo Fiermonte, the hotel took 11 years to complete and this attention to detail shows in every aspect.
The outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by olive trees within the manicured sculpture garden, is the perfect place to relax. Cushioned sun loungers are scattered throughout the garden where an original sculpture by Ferdnand Leger takes centre stage.
The hotel’s intimate restaurant offers the opportunity to dine alfresco on the terrace, while in colder months, the indoor restaurant with its striking traditional stone barrel vaulted ceiling provides elegant surroundings in which to enjoy Puglian specialities made with locally sourced ingredients. Popular with non-residents, reservations are recommended during peak season.
The luxury concierge can arrange a wide range of activities such as wine tastings, cooking classes, sailing, and horseback riding on the beach. There are also bikes which guests can use free of charge to explore Lecce’s old centre or for the more adventurous, vespa tours offer an authentic way to see the sights.
Each of the 16 spacious rooms is unique and have been finished by French interior design firm Charles-Philippe and Christophe with Italian furniture, custom textiles, European antiques and original artwork. There are various categories from Superior Rooms, which feature small balconies, up to larger Suites which come with additional sofa beds and can accommodate cots. Interconnecting room options are also available. For extra privacy, ask for a room in the villa adjacent to the main building. The one-bedroom Hermes Suite is highly recommended and features lovely garden views from its own private terrace.
Nearest RestaurantOn site
Nearest AirportBrindisi (30 minutes), Bari (2 hours)
Local InterestThe cobblestones of Lecce’s centro storico are within walking distance. Among the treasures are an impressive, marble-paved Piazza del Duomo originally built in 1144, the Basilica of Santa Croce and its extravagant facades, and Saint Nicolo & Cataldo, a handsome Norman church close to the city gate. Other interesting nearby towns include seafront Otranto and its summer Jazz Festival, and the fortified island port of Gallipoli on the Ionian coast.
From £555 per person in low season and £765 per person in high season for a 3 night stay, B&B in a Superior Room, including flights.
Prices are designed to give an indication of the total holiday cost, and do vary based on factors such as season and availability. Contact us for a specific quotation and to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail.