Luxury hotel holiday Risorgimento Resort Puglia

The five-star deluxe Risorgimento Resort in Lecce, Puglia, with just 47 rooms and suites, 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. A stay here offers a unique combination of spa and relaxation along with city sightseeing.
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 Risorgimento Resort, Lecce

Risorgimento Resort is a 5-star deluxe, historical hotel in an excellent central location. Gourmet cuisine served on a stunning rooftop terrace and excellent spa facilities afford guests a relaxing and restorative retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5 deluxe

Location The hotel is 4-minutes' walk to Basilica di Santa Croce

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Bari Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is just under 2-hours' drive from Bari Airport

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).

Complimentary

Access to spa, wifi.

Out and about nearby

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.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 5 nights

From about

£960 low season

Holiday Code EXH46022

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 Risorgimento Resort, Lecce

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 facade 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.

Room descriptions

Risorgimento Resort has 47 rooms and suites with air-conditioning and heating, minibar, telephone, Wi-Fi, television, safe radio, and a marble bathroom.

Superior Room double/twin
Deluxe Room double/twin
Executive Room double/triple
Junior Suite with living area
Garden Suite with living area
Penthouse Suite with living room, private terrace with jacuzzi, and solarium
Duomo Suite with two additional bedrooms, living room, and three bathrooms 
Presidential Suite with living room and private terrace overlooking the amphitheatre

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 5 nights

From about

£960 low season

Holiday Code EXH46022

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 Risorgimento Resort, Lecce

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Risorgimiento Resort 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

Minimum stays: There is a minimum stay of 2 nights.

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.

Special offers

5% early booking offer 2020 Book 90 days or more in advance of arrival between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020 and receive a 5% reduction off our contract rates. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

5% long stay offer 2020 Stay 5 nights or more between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020 and receive a 5% reduction off our contract rates. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 5 nights

From about

£960 low season

Holiday Code EXH46022

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 Risorgimento Resort, 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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