Masserie of Salento. A boutique tour

By Maria P.



Experience Puglia’s atmospheric boutique masserie and discover fortified lodges, equipped with oil mills, cellars, chapels. You’ll learn all about mozzarella & cheese making, taste regional gastronomic specialties, produced by local family-entrepreneurs, and become confident with  high-quality organic olive oil, learning how to taste it, and how is produced in a real olive oil mill. I’ll take you through a fascinating itinerary surrounded by silver olive groves and visit 3 boutique ancient farmhouses. We meet in Galatina, 10 km south from Lecce. From here we head to the Grecìa District. Here, we’ll visit an historic masseria with a semi-subterranean Byzantine church (hypogeum), dating back to 11th century. A local cheese maker will reveal us how to turn milk into cheese, performing a mozzarella & cheese making demonstration with a final tasting. Midway, we’ll take you to explore our second masseria, an historic whitewashed farmhouse, recently restored, located nearby Nardo. There, you’ll walk among centuries-old olive groves surrounding the estate and visit a real olive oil mill (frantoio) to learn about the process of making premium olive oil. You’ll then become confident with high-quality organic olive oil, its origins, its extraction method and designations and enjoy a superb olive oil tasting experience, directly in the charming Oil Bar of the masseria. We will all fall in love with the rare red fruits and berries sensations of this magic awarded oils. To top of our Masserie Boutique Tour, you will have a memorable 4-course dinner with the best regional gastronomic produce at a typical and atmospheric masseria in Supersano, a place unique to Puglia

Time: 11 hours
Place: Lecce
People: 6
Price: 120€ per people

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