In the heart of Lecce, a boutique hotel with a timeless charm

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In via de ‘Perroni, which goes from Porta San Biagio to Piazza Sant’Oronzo, stands an ancient palace rich in history, which the legend wants to be built right on the ruins of the house of the patron saint of the baroque city. On the portal with a sixth arch, if you look carefully, you can see an upside down angel holding a donut in his hands: in a seventeenth-century manuscript it is said that, in 1219, Saint Francis of Assisihaving knocked on the door of the structure to ask for alms, he found himself in front of a page with “a large white bread” in his hand.

Just to remember this episode, it was decided to carve the angel offering a typical Lecce bread, called puddhricasciu. For this reason the housing complex in front of the monastery of San Matteo was called for a long time Pollicastro Island. A fascinating story, which tells of a place of great tradition, recently restored from Miglietta family and transformed into Pollicastro Boutique Hotel. The goal of the team that took care of the project was that of return spaces to their former glory without distorting them, combining typical local materials such as stone, wood and iron with more modern materials such as precious brass and precious marbles.

The entrance of the Pollicastro Boutique Hotel

From the corner bar to the area reserved for co-working, from meeting room to the tasting room, each corner is decorated with taste and elegance. The rooms are all different from each other, designed to enhance the typical elements of each space. The Classic, equipped with all modern comforts, they have beds kingsize, while the Superior they have balconies overlooking the historic center; there Suite of the Saint it is so called because it has a nineteenth-century altar, while the Octagonal Suite it boasts a fireplace and a large marble bathtub. There Suite Alcovafinally, it is set on two levels and has a private terrace while the Suite Gran Deluxe Ninfeo has a very scenic bathroom.

A detail of the hotel bar

From roof terrace, then, you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole city. The ideal place to relax and admire the spectacular Baroque palaces from above. And maybe savor the signature breakfast, designed to lead guests to discover the typical flavors of the area, both sweet and savory, dal croissant pasticciotto stuffed with capocollo. The perfect way to start the day and enjoy the quiet of the ancient historic residence, transformed into a refined luxury hotel.

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