Live la dulce vita in Lecce, the cultural center of Salento which is known as the “Florence of the South,” and make your trip even sweeter when you stay at La Fiermontina, an urban retreat, or the Palazzo Bozzi Corso by La Fiermontina, a historical palace where you’ll be treated like royalty.
You will fall in love with both properties which are located in the heart of majestic Lecce, a magical city with many wonders which you will be sure to marvel at. Both La Fiermontina and Palazzo Bozzi Corso, a member of the world-renowned J.MAK Hospitality, are sublime spots where you can lounge around in luxury. These haute properties are surrounded by history, just explore the central streets of this culturally rich town where you will find the Piazza del Duomo, home of the Duomo cathedral, which was consecrated in honor of the Ascension of Our Lady. Prepare to be amazed at the nearby Palazzo Vescovile, built in the Renaissance featuring beautiful loggia, and stop at the Seminary which is distinguished by its rustic facade and courtyard cloister. The famed Piazza Sant’ Oronzo is the perfect place to admire architectural monuments from medieval times. Rising above the square, the elegant Palazzo del Seggio, also known as Sedile, now features exciting exhibitions. The lovely town of Lecce also features museums and art galleries, such as the local Archaeological Museum of S. Castromediano, the Historical Museum of Lecce, the Franciscan Art Gallery and the Museum of the Roman Theater. From historic spots to scenic surroundings, you will want to take in as many sacred places in this resplendent region which is known as Italy’s Baroque Capital.
The chic yet comfortable rooms and suites at both family-owned properties feature contemporary style while also incorporating traditional Puglia design. You will also find sophisticated details, harmonious color schemes and carefully curated antique furnishings which all make up the hotel’s signature style. All rooms and suites have complimentary wi-fi, air conditioning, organic toiletries, coffee/tea makers and other modern amenities. Aside from 16 gorgeous guestrooms, the Antonia Fiermonte Suite, will seduce you with its spaciousness which also features a book-a-massage option, elaborate decorations and a private terrace with tremendous views. Sleep in Palazzo Bozzi Corso where you will be surrounded by history. Each of the ten unique suites which are named after members of the Fiermonte-Filali family and also showcase the family’s art collection. Each suite, classified by three categories such as “classic rooms,” “aristocratic suites” and “wellness suites,” have their own unique character. If you want to stay fit while eating all the pizza and pasta you can handle, check out the wellness type suites which feature a double hydromassage shower or a private sauna.
La Fiermontina also offers an amazing outdoor pool where you will be surrounded by hundreds of old trees and a lush landscape. The restaurant at La Fiermontina serves up traditional Italian specialties for breakfast while Chef Simone Solida prepares elevated interpretations of Cucina Povera for lunch and dinner. Just make sure to sample the restaurant’s signature dish, orecchiette con le cime di rapa, delicious pasta with turnip greens. If you are craving a handcrafted cocktail, explore Enzo, the on-property bar which
offers a unique lounge space plus an extensive beverage list where you can cheers to the best vacation of your life! Meanwhile, Palazzo Bozzi Corso boasts a magnificent secret garden where you can indulge in an exceptional dining experience complete with palatable plated prepared by Chef Maria Carla Pennetta. Chef Pennetta picks the freshest ingredients for her culinary masterpieces each and every morning in order to share local traditions and secret family recipes with her guests. For the ultimate tasty time, head to the M.A.M.A. family museum which commemorates the memory, work and cultural heritage of Antonia Fiermonte.
Immerse yourself in the best Italy has to offer at these two hotels which offer modern luxuries amidst a city rich in history and culture. From the natural beauty of your surroundings to fine Italian fare, you can relax in the “Florence of the South” in style!