La Sommita

*****

A five-star sophisticated retreat nestled within the characteristic white washed buildings of Ostuni’s hilltop Old Town, Relais La Sommita’ is a charming sanctuary steeped in history. Located behind Ostuni’s main church and perched atop the highest part of the town, the hotel is comprised of a number of historical structures that house a total of 15 luxury guest rooms and suites, each unique in style, structure and ambiance. A haven of calm achieved through minimalist yet elegant furnishings and décor in varying shades of white, the interior design of the hotel is one that reflects the architectural essence of ancient Ostuni while presenting a fresh perspective on modern luxury with polished yet inviting details. La Sommita’s guest rooms deliver a stay of the utmost comfort with King size beds adorned with linens of the highest quality, wooden floors, spacious modern bathrooms with designer toiletries, and plush bath robes and slippers.

The property’s signature features include a terrace that offers guests sweeping views over the area’s lush olive groves that blanket the landscape all the way to the Adriatic Sea, and The Spa at Relais La Sommità, which welcomes guests to rejuvenate with custom treatment programs and massages using Culti SPA Mareminerale’s methods and products, and Turkish baths. An epicurean destination, La Sommita’ is also home to the acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant Cielo, led by Chef Sebastiano Lombardi whose unique cuisine encompasses tradition and innovation with a particular attention to local ingredients and authentic regional flavors. Complimenting the restaurant’s inventive cuisine is a cellar excavated from three ancient cisterns that now house the hotel’s winery and exclusive tasting room.