La Fiermontina

Lecce, Italy

At a Glance

  • Elegant and thoughtfully designed boutique property

  • Situated in the heart of Baroque Lecce, a beautiful and relatively undiscovered city

  • A fantastic base from which to explore the charming and uncrowded Salento region.

  • Charming gardens with an inviting swimming pool surrounded by olive trees

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The climate in Puglia is generally warm sunny and dry in April/May and again in October with the risk of the odd shower of rain. Sometimes it can be cool in the evenings. By June the weather settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can get a bit humid. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. June and September are particularly pleasurable months.

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Insider's View

La Fiermontina is within walking distance to Lecce's major attractions. A short walk from the hotel is the famous pastry shop Pasticceria Luca Capilungo. Make sure to indulge in Lecce's famous pastry, pasticciotto, a delectable short crust pastry filled with mouth-watering cream.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to La Fiermontina or take a look at our itineraries to Puglia

Description

La Fiermontina is a beautifully restored 17th century villa in the heart of Lecce. Its stylish modern interiors, tranquil gardens and inviting swimming pool make it the perfect place to stay in this charming Baroque city.

La Fiermontina is a 16-room boutique hotel, nestled into the walls of Lecce's 'centro storico' surrounded by charming squares and baroque churches.

The hotel was completed in 2015 by the Parisian owner Giacomo Fiermonte and is something of a 'labour of love', a tribute to his Puglian grandmother, Antonia, whom he describes as a 'legendary character'. She married a French Sculptor and left him for another artist who happened to be his best friend. Her brother Enzo was a champion boxer turned film actor, who married Lady Astor. Stories of the colorful lives of his ancestors inspired Giacomo to dedicate the conversion of this 17th century house to his grandmother. The design and look of the hotel skilfully combines the ancient and modern, contrasting the soft stone of the old buildings with fascinating design pieces form the owner's s impressive modern art collection.

A supremely comfortable and welcoming addition to our Puglian program, Lecce in general and La Fiermontina in particular come highly recommended.

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Accommodation

There are 16 bedrooms which vary in size and shape. Some have balconies and terraces.

Childcare

Children are welcome and baby food, cots and buggies are available. The restaurant offers a children’s menu.

Services

The hotel has a small spa offering a range of treatments, including deep-tissue and hot-stone Ayurvedic massages.

Facilities

The hotel's restaurant, as you would expect, serves the very best Puglian specialties made with the freshest possible ingredients.

Reviews

5

Cammie Burke (Staff)

La Fiermontina is a true urban oasis and a wonderful base from which to explore Southern Italy. The hotel blends modern style with Apulian dcor. The beautiful tranquil gardens instantly relax you and make for the best place to unwind. The service and staff is truly 5-star, and the helpful concierge is eager to teach about the surrounding area. La Fiermontina is positioned in a great location, within walking distance to the major sites yet offering a quiet atmosphere.

Experiences

  • Apulian Cooking Class

    Start your day with a visit to the local market in Monopoli with your chef to pick out the freshest ingredients for your class. Then, in the old stables, you'll learn how to make traditional Apulian dishes before tucking in to your delicious creations.

  • Craco, Metaponto & the Crypt of the Original Sin

    Explore the fascinating history of the Matera region, from Biblical cave paintings to Greek temples. Discover why Craco has been a ghost town since 1991, admire ancient Greek architecture and gaze upon cave paintings dating back to the 9th century.

  • Discover Puglia

    Explore the hidden treasures of Puglia with private tours of Salento, Valle d'Itria and Matera, alongside expert guides and drivers. Discover the traditional local lifestyle and culture, and the history of this fascinating region.

  • Dolce vita Vespa tour

    Explore the villages and countryside of Salento, Puglia, in true Italian style - on the back of a Vespa. Discover the area's hidden gems as you drive through this picturesque region.

  • Horse riding on the beach

    Discover the beauty of Salento in Puglia from a new perspective, as you explore on horseback. Ride through rural countryside and a wide stretch of open beach with your expert guide, and of course, your trusty cavallo.

  • Lecce street food tour

    Sample the very best of Lecce's delicacies on a tour of the city's street food. Discover the culinary traditions of Lecce as you meet the locals, visit markets and taste your way around the city.

  • Sailing in Puglia

    Embark on a maritime adventure across the glistening waters of the Adriatic or Ionian sea. Sit back and relax as your skipper guides you along the picturesque coastline, and cool off with a dip in the azure water.

  • The Sassi and hiking in Matera

    Visit the unique city of Matera and explore the Sassi, ancient cave dwellings that have been inhabited for thousands of years. Discover the history of Matera before beginning your hike through the spectacular gorges near the city.

  • Visit the Trulli Houses in Alberobello

    Discover the fascinating town of Alberobello, home to the unusual trulli houses that are traditional in the Puglia region. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alberobello contains around 1500 trulli, many of which date back hundreds of years.

Location & directions

Lecce, Italy

La Fiermontina is located in the heart of Lecce old town, in Italy's Puglia region.

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