The surrounding Masseria area

OSTUNI

7 km 12 min drive from the farm

Ostuni, known as the “White City”, is located in the Valle d’Itria 218 m above sea level, in a panoramic position with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean scrub and ancient farms.
Characteristic is the historical center of the old town of Ostuni with narrow alleys where the old houses are painted with white lime, from which the name of the city derives. Among the popular events we point out: February 3 is celebrated San Biagio, patron of Ostuni together with the protector St. Oronzo, the celebrations for the protector St. Oronzo last four days from 24 to 27 August.

MARTINA FRANCA

22 Km 25 min drive from the farm

Among dry stone walls, trulli and crops, we find Martina Franca, a perfect combination of art and history. The urbanism of the martin historic center is characterized by houses developed in a vertical sense: the shops on the ground floor, and the living area on the first floor. A place to live all year round: the Candlemas Fair on February 2nd; the summer patronal feast of San Martino and Santa Comasia martyr the first weekend after July 4th; the Ghironda Summer Festival (review of music and culture of the five continents); the San Martino fair on 11 November.

CISTERNINO

19 km 21 min drive from the farm

In the uncontaminated nature of the Mediterranean scrub. overlooking the Valle d’Itria, rises Cisternino, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
The historic center is a true example of “spontaneous architecture”, where historic buildings are located. In the Agro di Cisternino there are several rural houses that represent the typical “Pugliese field farm”. Many appointments with tradition: during the Easter period, exactly on the Monday following the Easter day “Pasquarede” we go to the Sanctuary of the Madonna d’Ibernia, carrying typical sweets in the shape of a small bag with two hard-boiled eggs for children, with a doll-shaped one with a hard-boiled egg for little girls; the feast of the patron saints of the city of Cisternino, Quirico and Giulitta in the first week of August; the festival of orecchiette and rabbit, which takes place in August and the grape festival held in September.

LOCOROTONDO

28 km 31 min drive from the farm

In the heart of the Valle d’Itria, perched on a plateau, lies Locorotondo which takes its name from the characteristic circular shape that distinguishes the historic center of the town.
Churches and monuments stand out in the ancient part of the city among the typical houses with a sloping roof called “cummerse”. Among the alleys of the historic center you can relive the flavor of the Apulian tradition with several events: the Sagra d ‘A’ Cialled ‘(water and bread), the last Sunday in June; the Palio delle contrade, the first Saturday and Sunday of July; the Festival of Gnumeredde (Rolls), first Sunday of August; the Porcini Mushroom Festival, second Sunday of August; the Novello and Caldarroste Wine Festival on the second Sunday of November.

RISERVA NATURALE DI TORRE GUACETO

28 Km 30 min drive from the farm

The Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve extends along the coast of the Adriatic coast for about 8 km. The landscape is characterized by coastal dunes that, in some points, even reach 13 meters in height, becoming a refuge for different species of animals such as badger, weasel or marten, which usually remain well hidden and camouflaged during the hours of the day in the vegetation. The crystalline waters, rich in submerged vegetation, host reptiles such as the collar snake or the tortoise, easily distinguishable from the yellow punctuations on the dark body. Among the birds there are passerines such as the pendulum and the nightingale of river or larger birds like the water rail, the herons and the bittern, but also the swallows and the marsh hawk. Among the most common mammals there is the hare and the wild rabbit, the fox, the marten, the hedgehog and small rodents such as the rat and the garden rat. Also present are the porcupine, wild cat, deer and wild boar.

GROTTAGLIE

29 Km 27 min drive from the farm

Located on a small hill a few kilometers from Taranto, surrounded by verdant and spectacular canyons, where you can still read archaic traces of life.
A place that finds its origins and its sustenance from the land that, over the years, the inhabitants have been able to transform into art. Grottaglie is in fact famous for its refined terracotta works. in the historical center, even today, we come across more than fifty shops, with a very low vault, where generations of craftsmen have always been giving life to dishes, pots, stoups, ladies and knights, and the famous ceramic “pomi” enameled, symbols of the Grotesagliese figula art. An art that we also find during the patron celebrations in honor of San Ciro and in the lighting of the great pyre on January 31st.

FASANO

30 Km 32 min drive from the farm

Surrounded by oaks, oaks and chestnut trees, we find the city of Fasano, whose ancient walls guard the historic center characterized by small squares, whitewashed walls, arches and alleys.
The charm of tradition blends with the beauty of the Mediterranean, giving life to two fascinating events: on the third Sunday of June you can attend the “Scamiciata”, the patronal feast, and the first Sunday of August, along the hairpin bends framing Fasano, you can attend the “Fasano-Selva Cup”, an auto race trial race.

ALBEROBELLO

36 Km 42 min drive from the farm

World Heritage Site, in the heart of the Murgia dei Trulli, rises Alberobello, with its characteristic historical center entirely composed of trulli, the original houses in dry stone, whitewashed with lime, with a characteristic round shape with self-supporting dome roof, composed of overlapping stone circles embellished with decorative pinnacles. You can immerse yourself in a place that oozes with history, tradition, legend and religion. And in this regard, we remind you of the patronal feast, dedicated to the Medici Saints Cosma E Damiani, which takes place between 25 and 28 September each year.

ZOOSAFARI FASANOLANDIA

38 Km 36 min drive from the farm

In a stretch of Mediterranean scrub, among ancient olive trees, you can immerse yourself completely in nature, mixing fantasy and reality.
The Fasanolandia zoo-safari in Fasano, in fact, is the first zoo park in Italy and one of the largest in Europe by number of species present. Attached to the wildlife park there is also the Fasanolandia amusement park, where even adults become children.

PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI EGNAZIA

40 Km 42 min drive from the farm

A few kilometers from the sea, near Fasano, is the Archaeological Park of Egnazia, which stands on the ancient ruins of the city of Gnathia.
Adjacent to the site, outside the walls, there is the Archaeological Museum where you can find the many historical artifacts found during the excavations.

MONOPOLI

49 Km 43 min drive from the farm

Ancient walls that surround the remains of a castle of Spanish domination that is reflected in the Adriatic Sea, is also nicknamed “the city of 100 districts”.
Two distinctly distinct landscapes characterize it: a flat area close to the sea and the other more uphill that is lost between fortified farms, churches, rock settlements and villas. Do not miss: the celebrations for Saints Cosmas and Damian, the first weekend of June; the re-enactment of the raft landing with the icon of the Madonna della Madia, on August 14th and December 16th.

PUTIGNANO

50 km 56 min drive from the farm

Putignano, known for the ancient Carnival, now in its 623rd edition, an event of international attraction for tourists.
A parade of allegorical floats parade every Sunday of the period dedicated to the Carnival, which take shape every year thanks to the skilled hands and mastery of the craftsmen of the village. The characteristic mask of the event is called Farinella and owes its name to the homonymous dish of Putignano. And since 2006, the Carnival has also a summer edition.

TARANTO

52 Km 43 min drive from the farm

It is called “the city of the two seas” since it is bathed by the Great Sea and the Little Sea. Throughout history we find it a protagonist of important historical events thanks to its strategic position. In fact, since ever, the history of Taranto runs along the two bridges that connect the old city to the modern one. The revolving bridge inaugurated in 1887 continues to have the charm of the great mechanical engineering works and leads into the alleys of the old city where we still find several artisan shops. From 8 to 10 May the festivities in honor of the Patron Saint, San Cataldo.

POLIGNANO A MARE

56 Km 48 min drive from the farm

One of the most beautiful views of Puglia, Polignano, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, stands on a rocky ridge overlooking a crystalline sea.
The high cliffs and the jagged coastline full of inlets and caves, including the best known “Grotta Palazzese”, inspired Domenico Modugno, to whom Polignano gave birth, became famous with his “In the blue painted blue”. Do not miss the celebrations in honor of the Patron Saint, San Vito Martire, on June 15; the “Possible Book” “The Possible Book”, an extraordinary four-day festival, during which authors, writers and intellectuals of national fame find themselves talking together around a large and attentive audience; the celebrations for Saints Cosmas and Damian, the first weekend of August; the world appointment with Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, dives from 24 meters high, a breathtaking spectacle that attracts millions of people every year.

CASTELLANA GROTTE

61 Km 56 min drive from the farm

Castellana Grotte is known above all for the karstic complex of the Castellana Caves. The Caves of Castellana are a complex of underground cavities of karst origin formed one hundred million years ago. The tourist visit runs along a fascinating scenery for 1.5 km. The longest route takes two hours and develops for 3 km, including caves and chasms with mythological or fantastic names. Among the popular events of the city of Castellana we point out: the “Festa delle Fanove” on January 11th, a religious festival that culminates with the lighting of the characteristic bonfires; the main festival held on the last weekend of April; the procession of the Madonna on 21 August; the Chicken and Rabbit Festival on September 7th and 8th.

CONVERSANO

66 Km 54 min drive from the farm

Conversano, a charming town in the hinterland of Bari, once a fortress with 790 meters of megalithic walls. Today we call for many tourists who want to discover the remains of the walls, the castle and the ancient monuments in the historical part of the city. For those who want to immerse themselves in the charm of the past, you can relive the charm of ancient religious cults at different times of the year: the Madonna della Fonte, the fourth Sunday of May; the Holy Week, a tradition strongly felt by the local population, with the re-enactment of the passion of Jesus; the Cherry Festival in June; the Madonna del Carmine on July 16th; San Rocco on August 16th; the SS. Medici and S. Rita the first Sunday of October; San Flaviano on November 24th.

LECCE

82 km 58 min drive from the farm

Lecce is the capital of Salento. Characterized by impressive palaces and churches of the Baroque period, which still stand today among the streets enclosed by the three ancient gates of access to the city: Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta Napoli. All the monumental works are made with the Lecce stone, a soft and crumbly stone so that the master stonemasons were able to realize very refined embroideries that we find still intact today walking through the narrow streets of the historical center of the city. Patron of the city is Sant’Oronzo, whose celebrations fall on 26 August.

BARI

90 Km 1h 11 min drive from the farm

Capital of the region, Bari plays a fundamental role in relations with the countries facing the Mediterranean, thanks to the strategic function of the port, the airport and the Fiera del Levante.
The shape of the city is often described as an eagle with spread wings, whose head is the small peninsula on which the first urban nucleus arose, Bari Vecchia, a place rich in history, culture and traditions. Do not miss the appointment with the “Fiera del Levante” in September and for lovers of folklore, the feast of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of the city, from 7 to 9 May and December.

GALLIPOLI

119 km 1h 23 min drive from the farm

The ancient village of Gallipoli, whose name means “Città Bella”, is perched on an island of limestone origin and is connected to the mainland and the new city by a twentieth-century arch bridge, recently flanked by another bridge to the port. Small paved streets from which the sea can be glimpsed take you back over the years through towers, tunnels, corridors and majestic rooms. Among the events we suggest: the patronal feast of the Madonna del Rosario on October 8; the Feast of Santa Cristina on 23 July; the swordfish festival on July 27th.

OTRANTO

131 Km 1h 29 min drive from the farm

Otranto is positioned on a rocky spur overlooking the sea. You can walk along the promenade or you can go through the alleys and alleys of the “ancient village of Otranto”, which UNESCO recognized with the title of cultural heritage as a “messenger site of peace”. Outside the town you can be enchanted by the emerald green lake set among the coral colored hills of the bauxite quarry “.

MATERA

133 Km 1h 34 min drive from the farm

Matera has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 9 December 1993, the first site in Southern Italy to receive this recognition.
It is known by most as the “City of the Sassi” and the “Underground City”, names that derive from the historic Sassi district, one of the oldest living areas in the world. Always an ideal background for many events, including the Festival Duni, concert festival held in July; the Women’s Fiction Festival, an event dedicated to female fiction that takes place in September; the Gezziamoci Festival, a festival of jazz music, in the months of June, August and December.

ALTAMURA

138 Km 1h 43 min drive from the farm

In the heart of the Bari hinterland, almost at the border with Basilicata, is the city of Altamura. The oldest part of the city is surrounded by walls, and contains palaces, churches and characteristic claustrums, small enclosed courtyards. In the countryside, included in the Alta Murgia National Park, we find the famous “Pulo”, an impressive 100-meter deep karst doline. And in the surroundings, in recent years, fossils of historical significance have been found, like many bones of the dinosaurs and “the man of Altamura” remains of an integral human skeleton of the Paleolithic. Known by many for the famous bread, baked in a wood oven, the first baked product in Europe to boast the DOP brand, which is worth tasting.

CASTEL DEL MONTE

146 Km 1h 53min drive from the farm

Listed since 1996 in the list of UNESCO World Heritage monuments, it is set on a gentle green hill set in the Alta Murgia National Park.
Characteristic of the mysterious octagonal plan of the manor, according to experts used perhaps as an astronomical observatory or an impressive hunting manor, it differs significantly in structure from all the other castles of Puglia and is listed in mysterious legends.

SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA

163 Km 1h 52 min drive from the farm

Extreme flap of Salento, where Ionian and Adriatic mix. Overlooking the bay from above the lighthouse, 47 meters high, one of the most important in Italy. The indented coastline of Leuca is part of the Costa Otranto Regional Natural Park – Santa Maria di Leuca – Tricase Forest and is full of natural caves, all accessible by sea. The local fishermen are the true guardians of legends and stories that are still handed down from generation to generation. Along the seafront you come across elegant stately homes and Art Nouveau villas.