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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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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.

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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.

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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 colourful 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 programme, 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 specialities made with the freshest possible ingredients.

Reviews

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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

  • Alberobello and the trulli houses

    Visit the fascinating town of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to over 1400 trulli houses, which are traditional to the region and many date back hundreds of years.

  • Cooking class in Puglia

    Learn how to create traditional Puglian dishes in a private cooking class at a local farmhouse. Join an expert chef in the kitchen and discover the flavours of the region before enjoying your creations for lunch.

  • Explore the Sassi di Matera

    Discover the breathtaking town of Matera in Basilicata, where ancient cave houses, known as the sassi, have been carved into the cliffs. Explore the town and learn about its unique history with your private guide.

  • Gastronomic tour of Lecce

    Uncover the gastronomic side of Lecce on a walking tour of the city with your private guide. As you admire the beautiful architecture, enjoy tasting some of the delicious specialities that are typical of the region.

  • Private boat trip in Salento

    Explore the Salento coastline from the water on board a private boat. Enjoy the views of coastal villages, explore fascinating caves and swim in the sparkling blue waters.

  • Private walking tour of Lecce

    Discover the beautiful town of Lecce, renowned for its impressive Baroque architecture and dubbed the "Florence of the South". Explore Lecce with your private guide and visit some of the city's main sights.

  • Puglia by vintage car

    Discover Puglia's landscapes from the front seat of a vintage Alfa Romeo Spider, exploring the charming villages of the Valle d'Itria with your private guide.

  • Walking tour of Polignano a Mare and Monopoli

    Explore two of Puglia's most charming towns, Polignano a Mare and Monopoli, with your private guide. Discover the picturesque architecture and spectacular sea views as you visit these beautiful coastal towns.

Location & directions

Lecce, Italy

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.

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