via Madonna della Serra, 24, 73049 Ruffano (Lecce)
We are 150 m above sea level, on a promontory with terracing, forest, woods where you may admire foxes, migratory birds and the Church of S. Maria della Serra (XVII cent.). The owners are among the founders of the Rete Diversità in concerto which unites producers of excellent food items in the area.
The estate covers 12 hectares with 540 centuries-old olive trees, grown according to organic methods. Among the things we grow, we also offer barley, wheat, potatoes, beans, artichokes, beets, tomatoes, eggplants, fennel. We use organic fertilizers and anti-parasite methods using veggies, minerals, and insects.
We offer 2 flats with kitchen, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, and private outdoor area; 2 rooms with bath. One flat is for the physically challenged, and all have air conditioning and blow dryer.
Plus, we offer a real trullo from which you may admire the splendid view up to Greece and Albania: it is simple but traditional and quite evocative, with bath and kitchen in an annex.
Our restaurant offers traditional Salento food, with ingredients grown onsite, like our organic oil D.O.P. Terra d’Otranto, homemade bread with our barley and wheat, Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera and Primitivo wines made onsite with local grapes. Fresh fish only.
Ruffano is in the heart of Salento, 10 km from the sea at Tricase and 15 km from Gallipoli. Here you may admire the menhir at Cardigliano, the Castello dei Brancaccio (1626) with a loggia and the Chiesa Marice (XVIII cent.).
The Salento is a land rich in traditions, feasts, religious events. Lecce (42 km) offers many baroque art treasures and the Church of Santa Croce.
At Otranto don’t miss the historic center with its watchtowers that in the past protected the town from the Turks.
Santa Cesarea Terme, Tricase and Castro are examples of marine architecture as a counterpoint to the villas of Santa Maria di Leuca. We also offer a fishing boat for excursions.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
We spent an excellent week .as well as some good times with maria-luisa.we will not forget the dishes of Stephania.and swimming in the pool surrounded by olive trees a place where peace reigns.
that of good memory in the pouilles recommended without restriction to maria luisa
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Not even the time to get home and we were already nostalgic ... Maria Luisa is a perfect hostess: politeness, kindness, availability. Stefania is a wonderful cook, priceless. The location is exceptional to go to the discovery of Salento: sea, culture, cuisine, silence and sunsets. Who loves animals, Spirdo will find an "added value" ... a beautiful German shepherd who wants only cuddles! Thanks for the wonderful holiday, we will be back soon!
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Hello, we rented for a week with our 2 children the trullo located in the middle of olive trees. The location of the accommodation is exceptional because in the countryside, away from the home, and next to the pool. We particularly enjoyed this place apart, the kitchen and the shower as if we were outside. Getting on the roof of the trullo to watch the shooting stars is also a must! Maria Luisa and her staff were perfect all week long: extreme kindness, extreme availability. They were also particularly warm with our children, who ranked this cottage as their favorite destination during the summer (we had previously gone through the Gargano and the Itria Valley). The geographical situation is also perfect: quick access to the Adriatic coast as to the Mediterranean coast, to enjoy the different tourist sites and crystal clear waters. A rental to recommend warmly!
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Hi, I am Maria Luisa Giorgetti and I am 63 years old.
I have been managing Spirdo since 2011
On this farm I am responsible for the following activities: i welcome the guests, i take care of the crops.
It was a desire to to change my life which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests' favourite thing about Spirdo is the chance to stay in a natural setting.