“There is no region in Europe that is so easily accessible, almost at our fingertips, that is so full of architectural and sculptural surprises and that gives us, at such a high level, the pleasant sensation of being removed in time and space”.
André Pieyre de Mandiargues

“There is no region in Europe that is so easily accessible, almost at our fingertips, that is so full of architectural and sculptural surprises and that gives us, at such a high level, the pleasant sensation of being removed in time and space”.
André Pieyre de Mandiargues

THE HOTELS
La Fiermontina
Modernism finds its home here in homage to two artists and their much-loved muse, Antonia Fiermonte. The setting, a work of art in itself, seduces with painted nudes and earthy tones that gently awaken the senses.
Palazzo Bozzi Corso
Where modern design meets historic grandeur, a suite at the Palazzo, once enjoyed by local aristocrats and elites, is the perfect refuge from which to explore the hustle and bustle of Lecce.

THE HOTEL

La Fiermontina

Modernism finds its home here in homage to two artists and their much-loved muse, Antonia Fiermonte. The setting, a work of art in itself, seduces with painted nudes and earthy tones that gently awaken the senses.

THE HOTEL

Palazzo Bozzi Corso

Where modern design meets historic grandeur, a suite at the Palazzo, once enjoyed by local aristocrats and elites, is the perfect refuge from which to explore the hustle and bustle of Lecce.

THE EXPERIENCE
Lecce
The Baroque “centro storico” of Lecce is teeming with history: from the Basilica di Santo Croce and the Duomo di Lecce to the Anfiteatro Romano archaeological site.

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Each day as the clock strikes noon, the melodious voice of beloved local tenor, Tito Schipa, echoes throughout Sant’Oronzo Square. Sit at Caffè Alvino for an iced almond coffee and savour la dolce vita, pugliese style.

Lecce lies about 7km inland but is connected by a straight, “no-time-to-be-wasted” road to the Adriatic. From the little town of San Cataldo with its lovely coastal nature reserve, continue south for a more dramatic seascape featuring wave-sculpted white cliffs, turquoise waters and the spectacular sandy beaches of Laghi Alimini; twin lakes connected to the sea and surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation and pine woods.

Just a stone’s throw away to the south is the charming fortified port town of Otranto, one of the many delights of this stretch of the Adriatic Sea.

Head for lunch to Lo Scalo – the coastal road from Castro to Marina di Novaglie is a serpentine spectacle. In the pretty port of Tricase you may bump into Helen Mirren and her husband who own Farmacia Balboa, a lively bar in one of the most beautiful Apulian squares. Head 20km south of Lecce and you will stumble upon 11 sleepy towns off the tourist trail, which still preserve the Salento’s strong historic ties with Greece by speaking Griko, a local dialect. Savour a pasticciotto in the unspoilt historic centres of Corigliano d’Otranto or Martano and imbibe their unassuming authenticity.

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THE EXPERIENCE

Lecce

The Baroque “centro storico” of Lecce is teeming with history: from the Basilica di Santo Croce and the Duomo di Lecce to the Anfiteatro Romano archaeological site.

READ MORE

Each day as the clock strikes noon, the melodious voice of beloved local tenor, Tito Schipa, echoes throughout Sant’Oronzo Square. Sit at Caffè Alvino for an iced almond coffee and savour la dolce vita, pugliese style.

Lecce lies about 7km inland but is connected by a straight, “no-time-to-be-wasted” road to the Adriatic. From the little town of San Cataldo with its lovely coastal nature reserve, continue south for a more dramatic seascape featuring wave-sculpted white cliffs, turquoise waters and the spectacular sandy beaches of Laghi Alimini; twin lakes connected to the sea and surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation and pine woods.

Just a stone’s throw away to the south is the charming fortified port town of Otranto, one of the many delights of this stretch of the Adriatic Sea.

Head for lunch to Lo Scalo – the coastal road from Castro to Marina di Novaglie is a serpentine spectacle. In the pretty port of Tricase you may bump into Helen Mirren and her husband who own Farmacia Balboa, a lively bar in one of the most beautiful Apulian squares. Head 20km south of Lecce and you will stumble upon 11 sleepy towns off the tourist trail, which still preserve the Salento’s strong historic ties with Greece by speaking Griko, a local dialect. Savour a pasticciotto in the unspoilt historic centres of Corigliano d’Otranto or Martano and imbibe their unassuming authenticity.

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Evelina Conti services for luxury boutique hotels include sales and business development, partnerships, brand management, PR, communications & content strategy.