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
Best time to Visit
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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.
Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to La Fiermontina or take a look at our itineraries to Puglia
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.
There are 16 bedrooms which vary in size and shape. Some have balconies and terraces.
Children are welcome and baby food, cots and buggies are available. The restaurant offers a children’s menu.
The hotel has a small spa offering a range of treatments, including deep-tissue and hot-stone Ayurvedic massages.
The hotel's restaurant, as you would expect, serves the very best Puglian specialties made with the freshest possible ingredients.
Cammie Burke (Staff)
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.
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
La Fiermontina is located in the heart of Lecce old town, in Italy's Puglia region.
How to get there
The flying time from the UK to Bari or Brindisi airports is 2-hours 45-minutes. British Airways and Easyjet both have a service from Gatwick to Bari three times a week from March - October. Alternatively Ryan Air has a daily service to Bari and Brindisi from Stansted year round. The road transfer from Bari takes 2 hours, and from Brindisi it is a 40-minute drive.