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