I'm very excited about this new hotel scheduled to open in Puglia around June 2015.
“A great character,” reminisces the owner of La Fiermontina, about his maternal grandmother who is the inspiration behind the first urban resort to open among the cobblestones of Lecce’s Baroque centro storico. Visiting Lecce in 2000, the grandson felt a natural connection. When he found a rare, historic 17th century house and adjoining land for sale within the ancient city walls, he turned to Pugliese architect Antonio Annicchiarico who has realized projects for director Roberto Benigni and the Hermes family. Forget Rome or Milan, only someone from Puglia could create something modern yet entirely Leccese.
Their shared dream is built of the soft stone used to carve 18th century churches along nearby Via Libertini. La Fiermontina features the traditional pietra di Trani floors seen in noble homes of the Salento region. Star-pinnacled ceilings enhance the aesthetics in many of the 16 private quarters, each unique and all finished with Italian furniture, custom textiles and organic bath products. Olive trees surround the swimming pool in the sculpture garden, a rarity here in the old quarter. Day trips to Santa Maria di Leuca, Ostuni, Gallipoli and Otranto on the Adriatic culminate in returns to this stylish sanctuary for Pugliese fare – ciceri e tria with chickpeas, orecchiette alle cime di rapa and for dessert, legendary pasticciotto.
Sounds good to me! Looking forward to hearing more about it...Will keep you updated.
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