Seventeenth-century elegance and modern Italian design come together seamlessly at this Puglian retreat in the historic town of Lecce. A contemporary masseria, the property blends traditional barocco limestone walls and pietra di Trani floors with a world-class art-and-furniture collection. Still, La Fiermontina never feels overly embellished or museum-like, especially when you’re swimming in the olive-tree-shaded pool or sipping Negronis at the dimly lit Bar Enzo.
The 16-room masseria opened last June in a 17th-century manse within the historic center of Lecce, Italy.
Furnishings by famous designers from Le Corbusier to Charlotte Perriand offer a modern contrast to the estate’s vaulted ceilings and European antiques.
Many of the guest rooms have balconies overlooking the swimming pool and sculpture garden.
In the dining room, feast on red Gallipoli prawns carpaccio and other contemporized Puglian comfort foods.
La Fiermontina, lafiermontina.com ($250–$990)