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The Masseria Salentina: The quintessence of southern Italian hospitality

The  Masseria

The quintessence of southern Italian hospitality

a masseria is a fortified farmhouse on an estate built around the 16th century
Masseria in Salento, Puglia

What is a masseria?


The word “masseria” is a bit difficult to translate into English. Essentially, a masseria is a fortified farmhouse on an estate built around the 16th century. Nowadays, many masserie have been renovated and converted into farmhouses, b&b, and boutique hotels.

Spending a week in a masseria in Salento means escaping the chaotic life and routine, being closer to nature, and tasting fresh, locally produced food and wine.

The Experience

Excursions at a Glance

Safe travel to every excursion with a professional, courteous driver, as well as an English speaking liaison to assist you.

Cucina  |  Cantina  |  Pranzi, Cene & Aperitivi

Cooking Class
WIne cellar
Gourmet Food Holiday in Salento

A cooking class where you will learn to prepare a traditional Salentina dish with an experienced chef using locally sourced ingredients; a tour of a local winery where you can sample Vino Salentino; superb lunches, dinners, and apertivi on-site and at some of the area's finest establishments. 

Frantoio  |  Caseificio  |  Tessitura

Old Italian Frantoio
Artigianato Salentino

A visit to an olive crush where you can purchase local oil; a chance to watch gifted cheesemakers craft magnificent formaggio; a trip to an authentic textile laboratory where beautiful fabric is made.

Passeggiate  |  Pizzica  |  Paesaggi

Historical center in Puglia
Pizzica Traditional dance Salentina
Historical center in Puglia

Relaxing strolls through historical city centers; immersion in the history of the area with knowledgeable guides; an evening enjoying Salento's traditional folk music.

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