Contrada Macurano 28, Montesardo di Alessano 73031 Alessano (Lecce)
The Masseria is an ancient structure dating back in part to the fifteenth sec.dc , whose premises were used as stables, farm storage space, processing of tobacco, and included the house of the farmer or the settlers. A skilful eco- restoration supervised by the owners, Luciana and Danilo made it possible to give hospitality and tourism in this picturesque place steeped in tradition.
In addition, 6 acres of land belonging to the farm have been converted into a park and cultivations treated with biological methods.
Into the Farm’s kitchen the company produced vegetables, cereals, olive oil and fruit, are skillfully transformed for the guests.
The farm is located in the furthest edge of Salento, a few kilometers from the beautiful sea and the panoramic Capo di Leuca, in an area covered with olive trees, with ancient stone walls and quaint rural houses.
The fortified farm consists of a spacious open court where in good season it is possible to have dinner and breakfast, of a tall tower where the owners' house and the reception office are, of two small cozy by two small rooms used as breakfast and dinner rooms and by a large reading room with tall star vaults (typical in this region).
Two double rooms for guests (all with private bathrooms and air conditioning ) are located near the court and onto a fresh lawn, while four other bedrooms and the master bedroom suite is at the back of the court, shaded by a pergola overlooking a scented herbs garden.
All rooms have their own relaxing outdoor space with comfortable lounge chairs , table and chairs.
Outside the walls , with a nice walk, you can visit the park , the garden , the orchard , and the small wood where you can relax in the cool hammocks and deck chairs. Climbing the hill of Montesardo , without leaving the farm, you can visit the ancient oil mill located in a cave.
The Ionian coast between Santa Maria di Leuca and Otranto (Regional Natural Parc since 2006) is spectacular for its breathtaking views, for the very nice towns of Novaglie, a little fishermen town with an emerald green sea, Castro an old town situated on a high cliff, Santa Cesarea Terme with many examples of eclectic architecture (more examples can be found in Santa Maria di Leuca), Porto Badisco which is thought to be the place where the epic Enea disembarked, and Cape Otranto, the more oriental point o Italy.
Otranto is important for its historical centre, for the castle and for the Cathedral, like a jewel box containing the famous tree of life mosaic.
Be sure to visit the sea caves along the coast around Santa Maria di Leuca and Zinzulusa Cave near Castro Marina.
If you prefer to relax we recommend the white Ionian beaches of Pescoluse, Torre Vado and Torre San Giovanni.
Further up to the North there is the picturesque fishermen town of Gallipoli, than Santa Maria al Bagno, Santa Caterina, up till the Natural Parc of Porto Selvaggio.
Very important to visit are Lecce for its Barocco architecture and the Church of Santa Caterina in Galatina, for the colorful frescos. The Sistema Museale in Ugento will tell you about the ancient Messapi civilization that populated Salento.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Only guest can access the restaurant
Up to 45
We had four relaxed days in the Masseria Santa Lucia. Lucia and Danilo run the accommodation with a lot of dedication and love. The homemade dinner was very delicious. The composition of the dishes from the Apulian cuisine was very versatile and of high quality, the wines are highly recommended.
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Beautiful and peaceful place to stay some days in Salento. Luciana and Claudio were great hosts. Excellent local food. We hope to be back some day. Thanks!
The kindness and availability of Luciana and Danilo, the calm of the masseria with its new swimming pool make our stay an extraordinary memory. Danilo's excellent cuisine, Luciana's smile, advice and availability make it a great pleasure for us to come back.
My wife and I have rarely met an agriturismo of such a level.
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Hi, I am Luciana and I am 58 years old.
The photo is of me and my husband, Danilo
I have been doing this job for 14 years along with my husband.
As well as we cook for the guests, we welcome the guests, we take care of the crops.
It was a desire to to pursue a passion which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests' favourite thing about Masseria Santa Lucia di Montesardo is the warm family welcome.
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