Capo di Santa Maria di Leuca is at the very southern end of the Salentine Peninsula, where the land is covered with ancient olive trees and the Adriatic Sea blends with the Ionian Sea. Here you can find beaches of fine sand and rocky inlets. 5 km from here and 3 from Patù stands San Nicola farm, at about 1 km from the Ionian Sea at 100 mt asl.
The farm covers an area of about 20 hectares, 6 of which surround the farm buildings and consist of olive trees, fruit groves and seed-sown fields.
The “masseria”, a 16th century Salento buidling, was the summer residence of the last Bourbon Prime Minister Liborio Romano.
3 studios of different dimensions have been made within the original structure. They are all independent, with en-suite bathroom, kitchen area and solar heated water.
In the common areas there are tv and reading room. Outside: playground for children, bowling greens, courtyards where it is possible to spend pleasant evenings together with the other guests, the owners and sometimes entertainers.
Bicycles are also available for short trips.
Places to visit in Patù: the Centopietre, a 9th century burial monument built in Messapic style, the Romanic church of San Giovanni Battista and the ruins of Vereto, an ancient Messapic town. Other interesting places to visit nearby are: Leuca, Barbarano, Salignano, Alessano, Gallipoli (45 km away), Otranto (50 km away) and Lecce with its baroque buildings.
In many nearby little towns there are many folklore festivals. It is also possible to visit local handcraft workshops where you can buy things made of ‘terracotta’, papier machè, Lecce stone, rush, copper, iron, wood as well as lace and embroidered articles.