Beyond Typical Italy: Visiting Risorgimento Resort, Lecce In Puglia

If you're an intrepid Italy traveler who's ventured well beyond Rome, Tuscany, Venice and the Amalfi Coast, you might consider making your way to Puglia. Sitting at the heel of "the boot," Puglia is a region renowned for its Pizzica folk dancing, historic ruins, year-round fresh produce and loads of artisan food producers. Historic Lecce, Puglia's principal city, is a superb home base for immersing yourself in the Salentoway of life. Lodging choices ranging from villa- to farmhouse-stays abound, but for a classic in-town hotel, treat yourself to a stay at the sumptuous Risorgimento Resort.