The remains of the ancient fortified farmhouses typical of southern Italy, especially in Puglia, have often been resettled and given a new lease of life: the country mansions today represent a type of hospitality which combines tradition with modernity. There are many estates in Puglia, around Salento and in different areas of the region that open their gates to tourists and travelers. In them you can feel and relive history, along with some of the innovative choices of the owners, who have chosen to invest in the ancient personalities of these secret masserias. An choice that has proved successful.
In the heart of the Itria Valley, surrounded by seven hectares of land used for organic farming, the Masseria Salinola is an ancient salt store dating from the eighteenth century. Rustic-style areas, whitewash and stone interiors give us an ancient and fascinating atmosphere.
Dating back to 1400, the Masseria Cristo is a former bishop's residence, restored mirroring the typical aspects of the Salento country mansions. This secret masseria revives the ancient atmosphere in a mix of elegance and rusticity, savoring the proximity of nature and tradition.
Masseria Gialli Rural Excellence
In the heart of Salento, just 3.5 km from the sea: the Masseria Gialli was a meeting place for artists, politicians and writers, at first a Rural Farmhouse it later became a nobles residence. Today, the 9 rooms and common areas are steeped in ancient atmosphere from times when the Masseria Gialli was an important center for social and religious gatherings.
Dating back to 1700, this secret masseria is characterized by its informal and friendly atmosphere, ideal for those who appreciate a simple style and Arte Povera. Find a quiet corner in the citrus grove, relax and rediscover the silent music of nature.
Rooted in tradition but looking to the future: this renovated building dating from the nineteenth century, is furnished with modern design elements and acts as a meeting place between different art forms. An art in constant motion: the mansion is a venue for temporary exhibitions of sculptures, photographs, paintings.
Masseria Il Frantoio
Today, the heart of a dynamic farm, Masseria Il Frantoio is immersed in the countryside of Ostuni and is the ideal choice for those who appreciate the genuine products of times past. Known for the production of four types of Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP, the farm is dedicated to the cultivation of traditional herbs and has a beautiful citrus grove planted with oranges, lemons, limes and tangerines. This secret masseria is also just a stone's throw from the beautiful Ostuni beach.
Masseria Li Foggi
Close to Gallipoli and a just 1km from the sea at the Masseria Li Foggi we breathe the scent of olive trees, rosemary, and slightly salty sea air. Equipped to accommodate families with small children, it is ideal for a relaxing break, following the gentle rhythms of nature.