Masseria S. Angelo de' Graecis has been owned by Benedictine since 11th-12th century. In 1693 it went under Cardinal Giuseppe Renato Imperiale, who built a church dedicated to S. Michele Arcangelo, even if locals have always named it S.Lorenzo because of a nearby Rupestrian crypt.Since 1798 the Masseria is property of Colucci-Amati Family, who has mounted a small and interesting Museum in the ancient oil mill, with machineries, tools and various objects which tell the story of extra virgin olive oil production in this farm, always in the business because of its 60 hectares of olive groves.
Brindisi has been known as the «Gateway to the East» since ancient times, when it became an important port, first for the Roman troops, and later for the merchants of Venice. The shoreline is low and sandy for the whole stretch of coast, favored by a mild climate. Charming vacation destinations, along with one of the major natural areas of the region and an important spa, attract tourism to Brindisi's coastal strip, with many important traces left from ancient times. Much of the hinterland is occupied by the Murge Platueau that, in the north, meets the Itria Valley, known as the "Land of the Trulli." Cultivated fields alternate, in a mosaic of colors, with large expanses of olive groves, vineyards and colorful orchards, interrupted only by roads and sporadic clearings.
The Lillo Farm always has a passion for nature and the agricultural world, produces and transforms what Mother Nature generously donates. The grounds of the farm are mostly located in the heart of Apulia, in the wonderful Salento, in a scenario that the whole world envies: monumental olive trees, vineyards of nearly one hundred years that give unique wines to the world. Located between two seas, the Ionian and the Adriatic make the Ancient Land of the Messapi a unique place, as unique are the typical fortified farms, the theater of the deepest agricultural traditions of Apulia history.
Earth Markets are farmers' markets that have been established according to guidelines that follow the Slow Food philosophy. These community-run markets are important social meeting points, where local producers offer healthy, quality food directly to consumers at fair prices and guarantee environmentally sustainable methods. In addition, they preserve the food culture of the local community and contribute to defending biodiversity.
It is a place where you can close your eyes, and believe that everything else can truly wait. You can choose to relax by the pool and enjoy the golden sun, sipping a drink or eating a light lunch at the outdoor restaurant. Later, you will pamper yourself in a 1,000 sq.m. SPA, equipped with an hydro jets heated pool, sauna, steam room and gym center, enjoying professional massage therapies that will give you a new vitality and strength. You will have an unforgettable experience at Borgobianco Resort & SPA, discovering a world of beauty and history, elegance and peace. A fascinating world you will never want to leave.
The plain of the centuries-old olive trees, a marvellous sweep rich in history and traditions, is an authentic earthly paradise. The farmhouse Masseria Asciano is situated 5 km from the seaside (Blue Flag winner in 2013 and ‘Cinque Vele Legambiente’ Seaside Awards winner in 2013) and only 4 km from Ostuni city centre, the so-called White City. Here, you can spend a relaxing vacation throughout the year, or just visiting it for some tastings or to learn the production process of organic extra virgin olive oil.
Situated in Brindisi, the Trattoria Pantagruele has a recerved place in the Micheline Guide. As soon as you enter, they will welcome the kindness and warmth of Armando Brenda, the owner, and his waitresses. Sitting at the table you will taste only products from the fish tradition of the area, always fresh, with innovations and original combinations. Examples? Tagliolini with julienne of cuttlefish, pesto of rocket and pine nuts; Malted with cardoncello mushrooms and goat cheese; Red shrimp gallipolini in salmoriglio.
Da Tuccino Restaurant is located at the door of the beautiful Polignano a Mare, near a small road that offers the Da Tuccino Restaurant a superb view of the Adriatic Sea thanks to its terrace (fully open during the summer season). The Da Tuccino restaurant offers traditional cuisine, taking care of all the details. To do this, it privileges simplicity, in order to highlight the very high quality of the products used, especially the fresh fish, caught every day from the Apulian waters.
In front of the farmer house, the oldest part of the farm (16th century) is a restored building which includes an old mill from the eighteenth century and the Museum of Olive Oil with various tools for olive processing.
Located on the northern Adriatic coast of Salento, not far from Carovigno and San Vito dei Normanni, the Protected Marine Area of Torre Guaceto stretches for 8 km (5 mi) between Punta Penna Grossa and the cliffs of Apani. The reserve's landscape is characterized by coastal dunes, with some tracts of gray dunes reaching a height of 15 meters (50 feet).South of Torre Guaceto's coastal watchtower, the shore is linear, consisting mainly of clay cliffs. But near the tower towards the northern side, the coast unravels into a series of crags with jagged edges, creating a fretwork of small inlets. However, continuing towards Punta Penna Grossa, the shore becomes a sandy beach with shallow waters.