Luxury hotel holiday Patria Palace Hotel Puglia

Situated within an 18th century palace in front of Lecce's Santa Croce church, the 5-star Patria Palace Hotel offers a total of 67 very comfortable rooms, elegant and traditional. Superior rooms have stunning views from their private terraces across the Baroque architecture of Lecce. The Atenze Restaurant spills out into the courtyard at the front of the hotel, A valet service takes your car to the hotel's private parking. A traditional stay in the heart of this stunning city.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bari
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Patria Palace, Lecce

Patria Palace Hotel is an elegant hotel in the historic heart of this little gem of a city. Luxurious interiors, exquisite cuisine and impressive views of the city surroundings make this hotel a great choice for those wishing to explore the 'Florence of the South.'

Facts in brief

Location The hotel is 7-minutes' walk from Lecce Cathedral

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Brindisi or Bari

Distance from airport The hotel is 24 miles from Brindisi Airport or 94 miles from Bari Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Lift, Parking (pay locally), Concierge, Laundry Service, Cycle Hire, Room Service.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Lecce, with its stunning baroque architecture (market on Mondays and Fridays), the 'white city' of Ostuni (market on Saturdays), Alberobello, with its mediaeval 'trulli', Martina Franca, Gallipoli and the unspoilt coastline of southern Puglia.

Sports nearby

Golf in Acaya Golf Club (18 holes), Swimming, Beach (9 miles away), Horse Riding, Tennis. 

Lovely holiday
Mr K, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£1,090

Holiday Code IE246

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Patria Palace, Lecce

Lecce, known as 'the Florence of the South', is well worth visiting for its wealth of beautiful baroque architecture, elaborately carved from the pale local stone. The Hotel Patria Palace is situated in a little square, Piazzetta Riccardi, within easy reach of all the town's highlights and opposite the stunning elaborate facade of the Basilica of Santa Croce. Behind the Hotel Patria Palace's classical 17th Century exterior both public rooms and bedrooms have been extensively renovated and furnished with all the modern comforts worthy of a 5 star property. Bedrooms usually overlook either the square or the Basilica and are graciously decorated in blues and golds, each room featuring a different hand-painted mural. There is a smart restaurant, the Atenze, and a bar in the Hotel Patria Palace; alternatively Lecce has a good choice of eateries which specialise in regional cuisine. A member of Accor's Mgallery Collection, the Patria Palace harmoniously combines traditional and modern styles to create an ideal base for short stays in Lecce and its surroundings.

Room descriptions

Patria Palace has 67 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone and minibar.

Double or Twin Room with old city view
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with views of the Santa Croce church
Junior Suite
Superior Double Room with private terrace and roof garden
Lovely holiday
Mr K, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£1,090

Holiday Code IE246

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Patria Palace, Lecce

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Patria Palace in Puglia, our clients usually fly to Bari airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel. Children 6 years or under stay for free and children aged 6-12 pay a small supplement per day.

Other information: In the historic centre of Lecce. 

Lovely holiday
Mr K, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£1,090

Holiday Code IE246

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Patria Palace, Lecce

About Puglia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Puglia is an opportunity to explore a gentle land of immense character with a wealth of architectural sights and glorious scenery, both on the coast and in the interior. One of the most startling impressions of Puglia must be the contrasting colours of azure and white, enhanced by the green of olives and vines. Typical sights in Puglia are the trulli, the low lying white-washed houses with beehive-like conical grey roofs, flat fields of grain, olives and vines and here and there perfect examples of mediaeval castles or splendid Byzantine-influenced Norman churches and cathedrals. Red chillies can be seen drying from the wrought-iron balconies of white-washed houses in the villages, whilst broom and mint grow wild in the fields. The coastline of Puglia is noted for its long sandy beaches and the beauty of the hilly Gargano peninsula with bays sheltering beneath dramatic cliffs - a stunning location for your holiday. Our hotels in Puglia tend to be a mixture of 'masserie' - fortified farmhouses that have been converted and extended to be luxury hotels a short distance from the beach, historic hotels in the Baroque city of Lecce and some beachside hotels.

Highlights of Puglia

Explore the Gargano peninsula with its dramatic coastline of coves and cliffs, beaches and forested interior. Take a boat trip to the Tremiti islands off the coast of the Gargano. The Salentine peninsula should be discovered for its vineyards and olive groves, megalithic remains and grottoes including the Grotte di Castellanata.

Cultural highlights of Puglia

The cultural highlights of Puglia are to be found in the quality of the Norman religious and secular architecture and the Baroque of Lecce in particular. Highlights include Lecce's church of Santa Croce begun in 1549 by Gabriele Riccardi and with a magnificent 17th Century facade, the loggia of the 15th Century Palazzo Vescovile, the Duomo rebuilt by Giuseppe Zimbalo (lo Zingarello) and the church of Santi Nicola e Cataldo (the most important Romanesque church in the Salentine). Bari possesses the Basilica di San Nicola, one of Puglia`s first great Norman churches. The 15th Century frescoes in the church of Santa Caterina d`Alessandria in Galatina are of particular merit. In Bitanto`s Romanesque cathedral is an Ambo by Maestro Nicola dating from 1229 with a bas-relief showing Frederick II and his family.

Festivals in Puglia

Martina Franca holds the Festivale della Valle d`Itria in late July/ early August. Bari holds a historical parade of St Nicholas on 7-10 May and a procession on the sea. Galatina has a curious tradition coinciding with the Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul on 28-29 June as tarantism has survived here. Lecce has a feast for the patron saints of the city on 24 to 26 August.

Gastronomy in Puglia

Olive oil is produced in enormous quantities and this together with local fruit, wine and seafood feature in the regional gastronomy of Puglia. Specialities include Focaccia bread flavoured with olives, fennel and chicory, Panzerotti (pasta with anchovies, capers and strong ricotta cheese), Tiella di Cozze (rice, potatoes and mussels), Melanzane alla campagnola (aubergines roasted and soaked in oil, garlic and basil). Dried pasta of all shapes and sizes is also a regional speciality. Puglia also is a great wine producer. A light red is produced at Cerignola and a robust red at Bari. Red Primitivo del Salento or di Manduria are well known.

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