An history of noble hospitality

A Palace built in the eighteenth century

Patria Palace Hotel has a history of hospitality spanning over three centuries. Its mission remains to offer travelers moments to treasure.

The elegant and proud image of the Patria Palace was born in the eighteenth century, when the marquises D’Anna-Petrarolo chose the center of Lecce and the style of Mauro Manieri, to build their noble residence.

Reflection of Baroque

Patria Palace noble orgins

The elegant and proud image of the Patria Palace was born in the eighteenth century, when the marquises D’Anna-Petrarolo chose the center of Lecce and the style of Mauro Manieri, one of the architects who contributed to some of the most beautiful Baroque works in Puglia, to build their noble residence.

Here the palace was born, in Piazzetta Riccardi, where it reflects in the most majestic piece of Baroque’s art of the city, the Basilica of Santa Croce.

From Inn to hotel

The soul destined to hospitality

Over the centuries the palace has experienced all the different souls of hospitality. From a sumptuous noble residence, it was turned in a loving home for little orphans, until 1850 when, under the ownership of the engineer Giacomo Gridi's family, it became the first inn for travelers called Locanda Patria, which means “homeland”, after the Risorgimento’s patriotic atmosphere.

Since then the palace began its deep bond with those travelers who love to go further.

Patria Palace Hotel today preserves all this, the richness of the Baroque, the refinement of the noble residence, the spirit of hospitality of the innkeepers, the ability to renew the Italian style and the desire of growth of all travelers with whom it shares moments to treasure in Lecce.

Style evolution

The gaze aimed at renewal

Since then, the building dedicated to the homeland has undergone major renovations, to become the Patria Palace Hotel as we know it, an exceptional model of luxury hospitality in Lecce. The artistic and classic heritage has been enriched with new details by Italian designers and local artisans thanks to the choices of the architect Gaetano Mossa in 1997 and the start of a re-design of the internal spaces of the structure.

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