Stylecartel is doing pretty well in Italy !
People are nice and helpful, the food is delicious and the weather is hot! With great impressions and memories we left the Amalfi Coast towards the south.
For the night we stopped at a village called Matera . The area of what is now Matera has been settled since the Palaeolithic times. The city was allegedly founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, with the name of Matheola.
When I saw the old city called Sassi, I felt like I was in a movie scene.
After waking up again to another beautiful morning & breakfst on our the rooftop terasse of Capriotti’s house in Matera,
we drove down to Lecce to review the Risorgimento Resort. It stands in one of the most picturesque corners of the city, a short stroll from the bell tower
in Piazza Duomo.
It’s a Five Star De Luxe Hotel with special designed rooms. We were in the Executive Room, with lots of space, big bathroom, 2 little balconies and a very big, comfortable bed. It had space for at least 4 people, just huge… and so good!
On our arrival we noticed the little plate on the table, with a letter from the hotel & italian dolci called “Pasticciotti”, really tasty these things!
I definitely have to find a place in Paris, where I can get them. If anyone knows, please e-mail us please!
For dinner we went out to a non-touristy restaurant called ‘Vico dei Sotternaei” in Vico dei Sotterranei, 3, Lecce, Italy. We definitely prefer restaurants the local people go to, and this is one of them. Allora, we had one of the best dinners on our trip at ‘Vico dei Sotternaei.
We had a sesame-tuna, shortly cooked from the outside and rare inside, “Crostini”, Italian bread, topped with mozzarella cheese, prosciutto, mushrooms and salat and a Zucchini-Lasagna… that was a little gourmand flash. It is famous for its ‘dish of the day’-piatto di giorno. Authentic italian cuisine, great service and inexpensive. A little Hotspot in Lecce, we love it!
The last evening before our departure we ate at the Risorgimento’s roof garden Altavilla with a panoramic view of the center.
The grilled octopus and tuna tartare were good, even though the service was a bit unobservant, compared to what standards we experienced during our other stays around Southern Italy. Some places are really stiff competition.
The breakfast in the morning was good, they focused on local specialities, like marmalade and italian pastries. We hope to see some of the standards get a little better, not far to go now.
All together we enjoyed our stay with our beautiful spacious room in the center of Lecce, a wonderful little city near the ocean in the South of Italy.
We would recommend the hotel, because it’s perfectly located and the rooms are very nice. I would suggest getting lost in the town and eating with the locals to get the real Italian experience.
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Via Augusto Imperatore, 19 – 73100 Lecce
Tel.+39 0832 246311 – Fax +39 0832 245976