Contrada Serine, Castrignano del Capo 73040 Castrignano del Capo (Lecce)
On the Italy's heel, in Salento, in Santa Maria di Leuca, where Jonio and Adriatico seas meet at point, typical products and cooking, accomodation in old farm house, double rooms and bilocal apartments.
The antique farm house of the 1600 has been restored taking care to conserve its original architectural aspect. Serine is surrounded by olives, figs, oleanders, eucalyptuses and pine trees and it is the ideal place to spend quiet and relaxing days with a very welcoming atmosphere.
The farm house has 3 floors: on the ground floor 3 two-roomed and 3 double rooms, on the first floor a reception-desk, two dining-rooms, a solarium is on the 2nd floor. At the ground floor in summer any dinner is organised on a paved area surrounding the building, in the enchanting olive-trees and perfumed oleanders. The area is quite windy and shaded, in the green of olive-yards and the blue of the sea on the background. The farm holiday offers to its customers, even if not in accommodation, a restaurant service with typical genuine and local products.
The most of the dishes are with their products as fruits of the season, vegetables in different quality, extra virgin olive-oil, which are from the plantations into 20 hectares of excellent agrarian land in Serine place and surrounding it.The farm sells to its guests a wide range of fresh rural products and manufacturing products: as fruit liquors (with lemon, mandarin, fennel, laurel), jam of pear, peaches, oranges, apricots, plums, resins, quinces, apples, virgin olive-oil, extra virgin olive-oil, tomatoes and tomato sauces, vegetable sauces and pungent tomato sauces. In the varied and abundant appetisers we can find the aubergines in oil or roasted, the vegetable omlet, peppers, made home sauces and fried vegetables, all the food is made with home products. The "pasta" is home made: "orecchiette", "minchiareddhri", "sagne torte", "pappardelle" and the excellent "ravioli" with saffron, with various meat and vegetables sauces from the farm. It always possible to taste fresh legumes as peas, chickpeas, beans cooked as first dish and as side dish. The second dishes are based on varied meat as skewers meat and grilled chicken sausages, loin of beef with potatoes. There are also fish dishes cooked through the local recipes (anchovy, sardines, "pupiddhri"). Fruits are fresh and abundant, cultivated in the farm and principally in spring and summer time. Fruits are used for making cakes as various jam tarts and cream tarts or mascarpone cream cheese with strawberry and jam roll. Otherwise, you can taste little cream puffs and soft yoghurt cakes or pears jam cakes for breakfast. The best-loved wine is the "red" by the local stores, but we have also good "white" and "rosé" wines. There are various fruit liquors.
You can visit in Salento: S.Maria di Leuca, a well-known sea resort at the extreme edge of Apulia, where the blue Adriatic sea joins the Ionian sea, in front of the famous sanctuary "De Finibus Terrae". Gallipoli, which enlarges on a cape and a little island in the Ionian sea. It is an ancient Greek town, with a castle, the "Greek fountain" and a Baroque cathedral.
Otranto, on a creek of the Adriatic coast, known for its history: in 1480, 800 martyrs were beheaded by the Turkish as they did not deny Christian faith. Their remains are kept in a wonderful 11th century-cathedral along with some Byzantine mosaics and a crypt.
Lecce, where the 16th century Baroque style and the white local stone have given their best expression in the Cathedral square, the Holy Cross church and lots of small churches and old mansions in the picturesque streets of the historical centre.
It is worth going around the whole Salentine peninsula, visiting the villages founded by the Greek (Calimera, Martano, Castrignano dei Greci, Melpignano, Corigliano d'Otranto...), with their Greek-Byzantine remains (dolmen, menhir, crypts and rock churches) and ancient popular traditions (shows, fairs, village festivals), but also the very old Nardò with its wonderful historical centre, Galatina and Maglie with their Gothic and Baroque churches, the grand Castle in Copertino the several examples of rural and rock architecture (ancient fortified farms, typical dry stone-dwellings, underground oil-mills).
Free time activities: trips by boat, rent of mountain bikes, guided excursions, cooking lessons.
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We were given a warm welcome. Accommodation and breakfast fully met our expectations. The dinner was delicious and extensive. The organic wines were excellent and worth their price. In bad weather (rain) in April, however, the heated room offers little seating for the evening. Everything is designed for summer temperatures.
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Find yourself in a careful and careful environment, where you can go back to the origins of simplicity and genuineness, of things as personal relationships. Thanks to Fabrizio and all the staff.
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Beautiful place, quiet place to relax, very kind staff, owner not least. Typical excellent cuisine, vegetables harvested in their farm, what they produce comes from local companies at zero km. My wife and I were to return to those places we would definitely stay at the serine again
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