Experiences - Living the farm

Living the farm is rediscovering the warmth of the ancient traditions of our land.

We will welcome you as if you were at our home.

The morning will start with the chirping of birds and the scent of our kitchen that will take you to the porch of the farm where breakfast will be served. The farm is oriented to the south and the sun, at 8 am already, will stay with you during your first coffee. A rich buffet of cakes, donuts, pies filled with our jams, daily fresh bread and pasticciotti Leccesi welcomes you on long white tables where you can enjoy our genuine and delicious specialities.

A long morning of excursions along the sea of ​​the Ionian coast or in the ancient squares of the Salento villages is expecting you. We will help you to find every old village and every strip of beach where you can spend unforgettable hours.

At the sunset, the farm will amaze you with beautiful breathtaking landscapes. You can enjoy the coolness around the pool or enjoy an aperitif under the fig and olive trees.

Now it’s sunset. The harvest of the day has just arrived and our kitchen starts preparing delicious dishes.

Do you want to be the protagonists of the kitchen yourself? you can join our cooking classes organized by our staff.

The night is near, the sky abandons its deep blue color to show a myriad of brighting stars that you can observe with our telescopes on the panoramic terrace.

Expect everything. The white of the stars will soon blend with the colors of the fireworks that embroider the Salento nights. All around the masseria, in the ancient villages is a fervor of patron festivals, festivals, commemorative processions, and concerts.

This’s Salento. You will fall in love with it!

The Pizzica

The Pizzica is an ancient dance of Salento and is linked to the ancient peasant world. During the summer season you can find an evening of Pizzica in every square of Salento. The term “pizzica” in Salento means “to sting” and in the case of music it refers to the sting made by the taranta, whose poison causes deep agitation and epileptic attacks in the human body. The dance is therefore seen as a liberation from inner tensions and conflicts. 

The guests of the farm can take advantage of reserved lessons of pizzica and taranta given by an expert dance teacher. And then in the evening you can go directly to the village to go wild with lights, music and dances that fill the squares of the villages of Salento.

The cities of art, the villages and the baroque churches

The guests of the farm can visit palaces, castles and noble houses, accompanied by an expert tourist guide.

Not to be missed are Lecce, the queen city of Baroque art, Otranto, Gallipoli, Nardò, Maglie and the countless villages of Salento rich in history, culture and popular traditions.

During the excursions in the beautiful cities of Salento guests can have lunch in the traditional restaurants of the city visited and taste the typical Salento coffee and pasticciotto leccese.

Cooking classes

The farm organizes daily cooking classes for the preparation of fresh pasta: orecchiettemaccheroni and sagne ‘ncannulate, typical pasta formats of the Salento tradition. In addition, the farm also organizes cooking classes for the preparation of Salento vegetarian culinary specialities. Guests can collect directly from the organic garden of the farm the products of the land and then use them in the kitchen under the guidance of the chef. Guests can then enjoy at lunch what they have prepared and cooked themselves at zero km.

The stones of Matera

Just two hours by car from Gallipoli lies Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our guests will be accompanied by a tour guide to discover all the secrets of the magical city where Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion of Christ” was filmed.

The art of ceramics

Lovers of Salento handcrafts will be satisfied. Our guests can visit the workshops where master craftsmen create real works of art in terracotta or papier maché. You can witness firsthand the birth of objects in terracotta or papier maché such as vases, plates, pumi or characters of the crib and take home unique and inimitable pieces of Salento craftsmanship.

Sailing excursions

When we talk about Salento we cannot not talk about sun, sea and wind. Our guests, besides enjoying the beautiful beaches of Salento characterized by white sand dunes and nature reserves, will have the opportunity to sail along the coast of the Ionian Sea embarked on beautiful sailing boats. They can then visit the coasts of St. Andrew or the beaches of punta Pizzo in the bay of Gallipoli or even discover the beautiful landscapes of the natural park of Porto Selvaggio. On board, guests can, also, have lunch or dinner at sunset.

Oil and wine tasting

Our firm has a hundred-year-old tradition in the production of oil and wine. In the farm you can taste all our finest oils and wines. If you wish to know the secrets of olive pressing and wine making, we can organize for you visits directly to the mills and cellars of Salento.

The Salento by bike

Salento enjoys beautiful cycling routes. The farm is right on the axis of the via delle Serre Salentine that joins the municipalities that overlook the Ionian Sea from Alezio to Galatone rich in rural settlements such as trulli and pagghiare. Guests will be guided to discover the most suggestive corners of Salento, with a tasting stop to taste the inimitable Salento cuisine.

The magic of folk festivals in the villages of Salento

Salento is a land where the influence of spiritualism still remains extremely strong: ancient traditions, suggestive ceremonies, rites and customs mark the succession of seasons. Our guests can immerse themselves in the magical atmosphere of the Salento folk festivals where every night ancient rites and exaltations of the culinary art are evoked.

Yoga retreat

If you feel you have to dedicate a moment only to you, if you are looking for a place of peace and quiet, where you can find the balance you feel you have lost, Masseria Fulcignano is the ideal place. Masters of yoga will guide you on a path of inner rediscovery and conquest of harmony between body and mind. Individual or group lessons will take place, according to your needs, outside the structure or on the beach at sunset or in the early hours of the morning or even by boat in absolute peace.

Food and culinary tradition of Salento: our main dish.

Dine by candlelight under the stars of the Salento nights, among the centuries-old olive trees that surround the farm or on the terraces that dominate the entire surrounding countryside. This is the best way to start an unforgettable evening.

The masseria offers a selection of typical Salento dishes, all of which are strictly organic, land-based and vegetarian.