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Risorgimento Resort - Luxury holidays to Puglia

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  • About this holiday

    The five-star deluxe Risorgimento Resort in Lecce, Puglia, is immersed in the grand and ancient history of its location, but with the sophistication of a high-quality city hotel. A rooftop restaurant and indulgent spa provide atmospheric places to relax at the hotel, while the Roman amphitheatre, the cathedral, and the plentiful Baroque architecture encourage you to step outside and explore the area. We would highly recommend the Risorgimento Resort for stays of four or five nights in Puglia, giving you time to explore the nearby cities and towns and perhaps head towards Italy’s southern coast.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled British Airways flights from London to Bari return, Group B hire car, and 5 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a Superior Double room.
    From £960 per person for 5 nights in low season.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH46022

    Our opinion

    The Risorgimento Resort is a valuable addition to our selection of Puglian hotels as it offers a city destination and a new insight into southern Italian life.

    Hotel description

    Step into a beautiful historic European mansion at the five-star deluxe Risorgimento Resort in Lecce, Puglia; where history can be felt in every room, seeping in from the stunning city that surrounds it. The hotel dates from 1880, making it the first hotel to open in Lecce, when it stood alongside other opulent and enchanting palaces. A restoration in 2007 took the building back to all its original glory. Today, the modern amenities and flourishes that are expected of a five-star resort enhance the comfort of your stay. The classic stone façade disguises the contemporary dining options within and a very well-equipped spa. The main restaurant, Le Quattro Spezierie, specialises in gourmet gastronomy, built on a seasonal menu crafted for its range of tastes, colours, and aromas. The clean, fresh colours of the neutral decoration keep the focus on the food, and the stone carving, which evokes the shape of an olive branch, points towards the Mediterranean influences. This restaurant also has a rooftop, from which you can see the historic highlights of Lecce: the cathedral and the Roman amphitheatre. For after dinner, or light nibbles, you can relax in the American Bar or Bistro Lounge, where a calm, sophisticated ambience is maintained. Guestrooms have a warm, rich colour scheme, with natural colours, textured wallpaper, and soft leather headboards. On the walls, artwork and sculpture create the look and feel of exposed stone. Juliet balconies at many of the windows ensure that every room capitalises on its city views. The guestrooms make the most of the history of the building and the area, whilst retaining the stylish, cosmopolitan feel that comes with a city hotel. The Salus per Aquam Spa, too, has a very urban feel, with fluid tiled walls and low mood-lighting. Its many specialist facilities include a hammam calidarium, a Turkish bath, multisensory showers, and a simplistic relaxation room. The treatments and massages harness the benefits of thermal products and thalassotherapy, with rejuvenating, purifying, and anti-aging effects. All of these deluxe facilities come together to form a hotel that is built around the combination of relaxation and indulgence, with the captivating history of Lecce and Puglia.

    Location

    Lecce, Puglia

    Official star rating

    5 deluxe

    Annual opening

    Closed from January 1-April 1.

    Distance from airport

    104 miles

    Closest airport

    Bari airport

    Room types

    47 rooms and suites with air-conditioning and heating, minibar, telephone, Wi-Fi, television, safe radio, and a marble bathroom.
    12 Superior Room (double/twin)
    14 Deluxe Room (double/twin)
    15 Executive Room (double/triple)
    1 Junior Suite with living area
    1 Garden Suite with living area
    2 Penthouse Suite with living room, private terrace with Jacuzzi, and solarium
    1 Duomo Suite with two additional bedrooms, living room, and three bathrooms 
    1 Tito Schipa Presidential Suite with living room and private terrace overlooking the amphitheatre

    Hotel facilities and services

    Le Quattro Spezierie Gourmet Restaurant and Rooftop Restaurant, Janet Ross American Bar, Room service, 24 hour concierge, Salus per Aquam Spa, Fitness club, Valet parking (€15.00 a day).

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The ancient city of Lecce has a wealth of historical and cultural sights to appreciate during your stay. Perhaps begin with the Roman Amphitheatre, which will set the atmospheric tone for your visit. Throughout the town, countless aristocratic palaces dot the streets, each with their own unique charms, from cloisters to lavish and exotic gardens. Just five minutes from the hotel, on foot, you will find an abundance of authentic Baroque art and architecture, as well as the Piazza Duomo: the heart of the city. The beauty of Lecce has led to its fitting nickname: the Florence of the south.

    Sports nearby

    Horse-riding, golf, hiking, cycling, sailing, diving, windsurfing, and kite-surfing.

    Children

    Babysitting is available on request. Families are best catered for in the three-bedroom Duomo Suite. Infants (0-3 years) stay free and cots can be supplied for no extra cost.

    Minimum stays

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