Agriturismo Casa Porcara

Prov.le Veglie-Monteruga Km 7,5, Veglie 73010 Veglie (Lecce) Code

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In brief

  • Type: Bedroom (4), Flat (6),
  • Guests: 33
  • Map: Plains, Seaside
  • Type of accommodation: Room only, Half board, Bed & Breakfast

The agriturismo

Just 8 km (5 miles) from the Ionian coast-line in Salento, where the blue sea acts as background to age-old olive trees and luxuriant vineyards, Casa Porcara is surrounded by an organically cultivated fertile land. It consists of 15 Bed-rooms, welcoming catering halls and a very spacious structure conducive to educational activities and in particular the study of the surrounding architecture and rural landscape.

The accommodation

This is a typical farm-house in Southern Italy. It was built around the XV century on the remains of a medieval hamlet within a holm-oak expanse, where pigs (hence the name Casa Porcara) lived in a wild state.
It has kept its original look thanks to restoration works, converting stables and haylofts in lovely restaurant halls and the former living quarters of the farmer in comfortable lodgings. Two apartments, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, each have a " cooking corner" and two bed-rooms with bath & shower "en suite". Two other apartments, both consisting of two bed-rooms with bath-room for the disabled, overlook a vast courtyard covered by a pergola. A TV Lounge complete with a large fire-place is there for the perfect ending to a relaxing day.

In the welcoming Restaurant halls you can sample typical local cuisine, consisting mainly of fresh, organically grown produce of the establishment, which covers an area of 60 hectares (150 acres), with products ranging from an olive grove to fruit orchards, various vegetables and sowable land.

An educational Farm-house, promoting agricultural and environmental resources, it houses a Centre for the Study of Architecture and Rural Landscape, with a Meeting Room, an Exhibition Room and Tuition Courses on "Flora" typical to the Mediterranean countryside.

Activities and surrounding

North-West of Lecce, in the part of the "Salento Peninsula" where the 3 provinces that once formed the Terra d'Otranto meet. Here once stretched the "Great Forest of Oria", through which an ancient road-axis connected Taranto with Nardò and Gallipoli leading to the Cape of Leuca and touching important Messapic towns on the way.
Numerous works of reclamation through the centuries have transformed the land into a fertile spread of allotments where vine-growing and olive-growing are a flourishing industry. Indeed, olive-oil and wine are typical local produce.
There are also stretches of bush where one can still detect the natural strong scent of wild plants like thyme, mastic tree, myrtle and rosemary.

The "Marsh of the Count" and the "Marsh of the Captain", next to the coastal dunes between Taranto and Porto Cesareo, create a remarkably interesting natural environment. A rural landscape clustered with fortified farm-houses and coast-line turrets. This is the "Land of Arneo", once the stage of many battles over a piece of land, but also a point where civilizations met. The Messapi (ancient people inhabiting Apulia), the Romans and the Byzantines all left their mark here. Remains of the Messapic civilization are to be found in Manduria, a town 20 km (12 miles) from Casa Porcara. Crypts with fresco paintings dating back to the Byzantine epoch can be viewed in nearby Veglie (Crypt of the Madonna della Favana) and around Nardò (Crypt of S. Anthony Abbot).

Services

Available services

Restaurant
Internet
Air conditioning
Pets allowed

Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.

Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.

Pets allowed

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Size/gender of dogs

  • Small (under 10 kg)
  • Medium (10 kg - 25 kg)
  • Large (25 kg - 45 kg)

Allowed in

  • Accommodation
  • Public areas

Safety

  • Only well-behaved, supervised animals
  • Must be kept on a lead outside
Playground for children
Sport and leisure
  • Bike rental
Typical products on sale
Disabled facilities
Credit cards welcome
Attractions and activities in the surrounding area
  • Nature Reserves
  • Museums and galleries
  • Artistic and historical sites
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Diving
  • Tennis

Restaurant & Events

Open to

Everyone

Table reservation

Reservation needed

Seats

Up to 80

Menu

Set menu + └ la carte

Average price

27€

Specialties you may find

  • antipasti a base verdure, focacce, pittule, polpette, crocchette, purŔ di fave, formaggi locali
  • Pasta fresca fatta in casa (orecchiette, pizzarieddi, lajane torte)
  • Carne alla griglia, carne di cavallo a pignata, agnello al forno
  • Frutta di stagione e dolci tipici fatti in casa

Wedding in Italy, Parties & Celebrations

Services
  • On-site restaurant
Venue hire
from

1000.00€

to

2500.00€

Menus from

20.00€

Tastings

Provenance
  • Own production
  • Selection of local products
Booking required

Yes

Educational Farm

Services
  • School trips
  • Workshops
  • Accessible trails
Themes
  • Vegetable garden
  • Typical cuisine
  • Countryside
  • Agriculture
Age
from

5

to

10

Rooms and prices

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Setting and surroundings
9
Activities and facilities
8,8
Accommodation
9,4
Restaurant
9,9
F
Francesca
August 2020
9,5
Excellent
I stayed with my family for about ten days at the Porcara house... I think the name was never more right to describe what it feels like in this (authentic) farm! Staff very nice and friendly (hello Gianni!), beautiful location (the website does not make the real beauty and especi... Read more
Stay: 8/2020
Setting and surroundings
9
Accommodation
8,5
Activities and facilities
9
Restaurant
10
FI
Francesco Iannuzzi
August 2019
10
Amazing
We are staying in this property for 10 days ... typical farm Salento 20 minutes from the sea, easily accessible.
Cosy quadruple room, with large spaces and outdoor courtyard. Excellent breakfast with the addition of homemade cakes, various biscuits and frise with cherry tom... Read more
Stay: 8/2019
Setting and surroundings
9
Accommodation
9
Activities and facilities
9
Restaurant
10
MQ
Marianne de Quaasteniet
June 2019
10
Amazing
At the friendly couple Diego and Lucia we had a great time.
Diego is hospitable and helpful and can tell you where the beautiful places, villages and beaches are.
We stayed in the large and clean apartment in the former tobacco house.
This is equipped with a com... Read more
Stay: 6/2019
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Artistic-cultural
Setting and surroundings
8
Accommodation
8,5
Activities and facilities
8
Restaurant
10
Reply from the host
Agriturismo Casa Porcara answers
Chère Marianne,
Tout d'abord, je tiens à vous remercier pour les paroles aimables que vous nous avez adressées, mais surtout pour la sympathie, la gentillesse et l'amitié que vous nous avez témoignées. J'espère vous revoir à l'avenir.
Merci du fond du cœur.
Diego, Lucia, Anna et Daniele
(Translated with DeepL Translate)
Diego
  • On Agriturismo.it since 2008
  • Speak: Italian, English

Please to meet you, my name is Diego and I am 45 years old.

In this photo I am with my wife, Lucia

I have been doing this job for 10 years along with my wife.

We take care of: we cook for the guests, we welcome the guests, we take care of the crops.

I decided to manage an agriturismo because to keep the family business alive

According to the guests, the best thing about our agriturismo is the warm family welcome.

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Prov.le Veglie-Monteruga Km 7,5, Veglie 73010
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