Agriturismo Masseria Chicco Rizzo

Contrada Chicco Rizzo -, Sternatia 73010 Sternatia (Lecce) Code LE07508051000011522


In brief

  • Type: Suite (2), Bedroom (4),
  • Guests: 48
  • Map: Plains
  • Type of accommodation: Half board, Bed & Breakfast

The agriturismo

Masseria Chicco Rizzo is one of the most ancient farmhouses of the Salento region. It is located in Grecia Salentina, between Lecce and Otranto, and has survived over the centuries keeping untouched the appeal of the rural world. In the Eighteenth century it was used as a staging post for the horses and now it welcomes all those who are fond of nature, organic farming, cultural and sustainable tourism.

The accommodation

Masseria Chicco Rizzo is a hamlet that develops on four sides round a large common green space. It is located in the typical countryside of the Salento region surrounded by 14 hectares with olive groves, from which an excellent organic olive oil is extracted.

The rooms reflect the typical rural architecture and offer the best of comfort to the guests. The farm holiday establishment has single, double and triple finely appointed rooms, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, hotel amenities, minibar, LCD television, safety deposit box, air conditioning.

The other rooms of the farmhouse (the living-room with couches and TV, the restaurant, the bar and the meeting room with the library) are the typical expression of the Salentine building skill, finely  and functionally equipped.
Internet is free of charge, both wi-fi and on the computers available for the guests. Mineral water is free. Masseria Chicco Rizzo has a long trekking path combining the typical rural landscape with the tour of greenhouse grown aloe, a plant whose benefits are well known and well documented. A rich library is at guests’ disposal to relax and read in the shade of an olive tree. The restaurant offers traditional recipes with typical local products.

In the farmhouse concerts, exhibitions and tasting of local products are regularly organized. The Salentine and griko territory can be discovered thanks to a qualified tourist service.

Activities and surrounding

Masseria Chicco Rizzo is located in the Grecìa Salentina, the linguistic island of the Salento region standing between Lecce and Otranto, where griko, a language of Byzantine origin, is still spoken.  The farmhouse is located in the magnificent Mediterranean countryside that separates two of the most interesting griko villages, that’s to say  Martignano and Sternatia, both reachable on foot with our trekking paths.

These two villages which are very lively from  the cultural point of view show to their guests the imagine of the original South able to welcome people rather than tourists with its monuments, traditions and high quality services.

All the guests of the farmhouse can enjoy a free visit of Parco Turistico Culturale Palmieri, located in the historical Palazzo Palmieri, where the free services of Tourist Front Office and Multimedia Library combine with the visit of interesting historical sites (chapels covered with frescoes, underground oil mills, “pozzelle” wells) and the offer of an extraordinary events.

Masseria Chicco Rizzo is the ideal destination also for those who want to enjoy the sea. Every day the most enchanting seaside resorts of Salentine  Adriatic coast can be easily accessed: Torre Dell'Orso, San Foca, Roca Li Posti, Laghi Alimini and Otranto. Just a few kilometers further and there is the Ionic coast with Porto Cesareo, Porto Selvaggio and Gallipoli. And Lecce, the main city of the Salento region with its magnificent Baroque style is only 15 km away.


Available services

Swimming pool
Air conditioning
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
  • Spa
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Shopping

Restaurant & Events

Restaurant services

  • Menu for celiac disease and intolerance
  • Children's menu
  • Local cuisine
  • Menu with farm products

Open to


Table reservation

Reservation recommended


Up to 40


└ la carte

Specialties you may find

  • Pendaglia di vitello, marinata al miele
  • Fave e cicorie
  • Frittini tipici della massaia
  • Pasta con ricotta
  • Dolci fatti in casa

Wedding in Italy, Parties & Celebrations

Available rooms/spaces
  • Reception room
  • Parking
  • On-site restaurant

Corporate Events

Types of meeting room
  • Desk
  • Video projector
  • Wi-fi
  • Screens
  • Parking


Booking required


Rooms and prices

Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
September 2020
We had a wonderful dinner, very nice and friendly staff. Magical atmosphere. Highly recommended.
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Stay: 9/2020
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Seaside
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Activities and facilities
Germana Rizzato
August 2018
Excellent property, we stayed for the period of August, all very welcoming, clean, and relaxing, surrounded by a stretch of olive trees and strategic point to visit many places, from Torre dell'Orso and Otranto sull'adriatico to Gallipoli and Punta Prosciutto on Ionian. <... Read more
Stay: 8/2018
Reply from the host
Agriturismo Masseria Chicco Rizzo answers
Thank you for your appreciation
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July 2018
We spent six beautiful days: from the kitchen to the beautiful structure with the beautiful swimming pool, the reception of the staff (Milena, Deborah, Stefano, Fabrizio, Pantaleone) and the owner Donato - all perfect! We will be going back for sure!
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Stay: 7/2018
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Relaxing
Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
Reply from the host
Agriturismo Masseria Chicco Rizzo answers
Thank you for your beautiful considerations. The Staff of Masseria ChiccoRizzo
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  • On since 2011
  • Speak: Italian, English, French, Spanish

Hi, I am Donato and I am 65 years old.

The photo is of me and my family, Ada , Luciana

I have been managing Masseria Chicco Rizzo since 1993 with my family.

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

I chose this job because to keep the family business alive

Our guests especially appreciate the warm family welcome.


Agriturismo Masseria Chicco Rizzo
Contrada Chicco Rizzo -, Sternatia 73010
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