The Masseria Salentina, built in the early nineteenth century in the countryside of Muro Leccese (an ancient Messapian city rich in history) in contrada Lacco, from which it takes its name, has undergone a conservative restoration that lasted about two years.
With this intervention, the characteristics of the ancient Masserie Salentine, which were used as the home of Massaro and his family, a shelter for the animals and a place where all the work concerning the cultivation of the fields was centralized, have not been altered. Owned by the noble family of the Duchi Basurto, it has been transformed into a farmhouse run by the same owners, becoming a not secondary appendix of the existing farm.
Two large courtyards characterize the structure:
- In the interior, citrus trees, carob trees, pomegranates, a quince pear tree and a rock garden frame the six rooms that overlook it. Furnished in a simple way, they have barrel vaults and floor with chianche (two of them also have an old fireplace).
- Outside there are three apartments of 40 square meters each (entrance hall with two single beds, double bedroom and bathroom with shower). Each two-roomed apartment has a large terrace in the background of an ancient forest of holm oaks.
There are two rooms reserved for catering, both with a fireplace that allows you to warm up the atmosphere on winter evenings.
In the kitchen are used the products of the farm and the territory in which it is located: the original dishes offered, enhance the simple flavors of Salento.
Vegetarian and gluten-free cuisine on request.