Via Augusto Imperatore, 19 73100 Lecce − Italy
The Risorgimento Resort is a hotel of modern conception encased in a prestigious historic mansion situated in the heart of the magnificence of Baroque Lecce a few minutes from the bell tower in Piazza Duomo and the Roman Amphitheatre in Piazza Sant’Oronzo. It is unique for the quality of the materials used and the attention lavished on every detail, designed to fill visitors with intense emotions, the same as those they will bring with them when they leave Lecce. The hall pays homage to the daily tableau, to a stroll in a street of Lecce Old Town with windows festooned with crepe paper, benches, craftsmen’s workshops and bookshops.
The land of taste and convivial traditions, Salento boasts a distinct gastronomic calling and a legendary culture of hospitality. In the Risorgimento Resort, the décor of the areas dedicated to dining and refreshment is elegant and sleek without being minimalist, and fully exploits the spectacular architecture. The large windows, as well as allowing the natural light in, are designed to communicate an openness of the spaces towards the city, allowing them conserve an informal nature to make access desirable also to people not residing in the hotel.
The Risorgimento Resort is an elegant historic dwelling of 47 rooms and suites. Inn since 15th century, hotel in 19th century, since 2007 it’s the luxury resort of Vestas Hotels & Resorts.
Every detail makes your stay memorable and exclusive: the timeless charm of the historic architecture, the atmospheres of the contemporaneous design, the pleasant welcome, the sophisticated taste of Puglia cuisine and the intimate way of wellness living.
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Is an elegant and lively ambiance which represents the ideal setting for private and intimate banquets
The Risorgimento Resort is the perfect setting for small meetings, conferences and banquets. It has three meeting rooms for up to 80 people. An ideal facility which guarantees the highest levels of efficiency and planning flexibility as well as state-of-the-art technology and all the advantages of an incomparable location.
The Superior Rooms have carpeting or parquet and the colours are typical of the Salento; the beige of Lecce stone, olive green and the brown of vines leading guests through a journey around the environs. The views over the city from some of these rooms is extremely attractive. Over the bed there is a large photo on canvas with details of Lecce baroque. The queen-size bed, the desk with broadband Internet, a minibar and LCD TV create a comfortable and relaxing ambience. The Iranian marble bathroom is yet another example of the quality materials used.
These rooms are from 25 to 27 square metres.
These rooms have stylish design and furnishings and precious fabrics. Some of them are in relaxing olive green with carpets that have designs of branches of stylised plants while other rooms are the colour of Lecce stone. The rooms have an intimate ambience and are in warm colours with a queen-size bed, a desk with broadband Internet, a minibar, 32” LCD TV and comfortable seating. The bathroom, which is in Imperial white marble, is large and has all modern comforts.
These rooms are from 28 to 32 square metres.
The motifs on the carpets in the Executive Suites are of stylized olive trees and everything in these rooms is inspired by the environs and re-interpreted in contemporary style. The canvas headboard of the king-size bed have different designs in each room, most of them being of the city’s baroque churches and buildings. They have a desk with broadband Internet, a minibar, a relaxation area with two armchairs, a table and a 32” LCD TV. Some of these rooms have wonderful city views over the city while others are more reserved, looking onto the well of the hotel. The bathrooms, which are large and bright, are in precious marble that looks like the typical Lecce stone.
These rooms are from 33 to 40 square metres.
The Junior Suite consists of a living room with a couch, a hand-made 18th-century carpet and a 32” LCD TV. The bedroom is beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable with another 32” LCD TV, comfortable seating, a desk with broadband Internet and a minibar. The queen-size bed has an unusual headboard with details of Lecce baroque. The bleached oak parquet flooring and the colours of the fabrics on the walls make this suite particularly elegant and welcoming. There is a large and extremely comfortable bathroom and there are splendid views from the large windows of this Junior Suite.
This suite is on 37.6 square metres.
This suite consists of two areas: the night area with a king-size bed with an original decorative canvas showing details of Lecce baroque, a 32” monitor and a walk-in closet. The living area has comfortable seating, a Wengè desk with broadband Internet, a minibar and a 32” LCD TV.
The bathroom is entirely in precious Iranian marble and, like all the bathrooms in the hotel, has a separate bath tub and glass shower. The private terrace is ideal for breakfasts or candle-lit dinners and has stunning views over the city.
This suite is 41.4 square meters and the terrace is 15 square metres.
This suite is beautifully furnished and has a bedroom with a large living room and two bedroom with king-size beds. The three sumptuous rooms and three bathrooms in white Imperial marble with separate bath tubs and showers have stunning views over the old city centre. In the spring and summer months guests can enjoy breakfast on the terrace and drink in the view. The desk with broadband Internet, the walk-in closet and the beautiful fabric on the walls, give this suite a warm yet sophisticated ambience.
The room is 99.70 square metres (excluding the terraces)
The unique style and refinement of the Penthouse Suites consists in a large bedroom with a king-size bed with a Wengè headboard and a photographic canvas depicting details of Lecce baroque, a walk-in closet, a living area with comfortable seating, a desk and broadband Internet, minibar and 42” LCD TV with radio and dvd player. The Imperial white marble bathroom is handsomely appointed. There is a Jacuzzi area with a large twin tub on the private terrace which has sun loungers, couches, tables and armchairs and is the ideal spot for breakfast or intimate dinners thanks to the splendid views over the old centre of Lecce.
The room is 42.3 square metres and the terrace 30 square metres.
Named after the Lecce-born tenor Tito Schipa, who loved to stay in this hotel when he was in town, this suite has a large bedroom with a king-size plus bed, two wardrobes and an elegant desk. The living room, where the original frescoes have been renovated, is elegantly furnished with fine late 19th-century antique pieces. The Presidential Suite has broadband Internet, dvd player and radio, digital Pay TV with a 42” LCD screen. The delightful private terrace is ideal for candle-lit dinners and overlooks the Roman Amphitheatre and the Piazza Sant'Oronzo.
The room is 63.3 square metres and the terrace 30 square metres.
A relaxed ambience which blends with the strong local traditions yet with a surprising modernity and elegance of style.
The architecture and interior design as well as the furnishings in the guest rooms enhance their harmonious rapport with the environs. Everything is the epitome of design from the lighting to the bathroom accessories, from the seating to the fabrics, and from the carpets to the smallest details. All rooms have individually controlled air conditioning/heating, minibars, telephones with outside lines, radios and TVs. The large marble bathrooms are veritible wellness areas and are equipped with all comforts.
Bottle of Negroamaro red wine as welcome up on arrival
Often called "the Florence of the South," Lecce lies in the heart of the Salento Peninsula, the "heel" of the Italian boot. The town was founded before the time of the ancient Greeks, but its best known for the architecture, barocco leccese (Lecce baroque), of many of its buildings. Dating from Lecce's heyday in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, these structures are made mostly of fine-grained yellow limestone. Masons delighted in working with the golden material; their efforts turned the city into what one architectural critic called a "gigantic bowl of overripe fruit." Alas, recent restorations have taken away much of the color as workers have whitewashed the buildings.
Piazza Sant'Oronzo is a good place to begin a stroll through Lecce. The 2nd-century A.D. Roman column erected here, Colonna Romana, once stood near its mate in Brindisi, and together they marked the end of the Appian Way. Lightning toppled this column in 1528, and the Brindisians left it lying on the ground until 1661, at which time the citizens of Lecce bought it and set up the pillar in their hometown. St. Oronzo, for whom the square is named, now stands atop it guarding the area. At the southern side of the piazza are the remains of a Roman amphitheatre. Dating from the 1st century B.C., it accommodated 20,000 fans, who came to watch bloody fights between gladiators and wild beasts.
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