MASSERIA UCCIO (B&B in Agriturismo in Puglia) in Otranto ★★★★
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MASSERIA UCCIO (Agriturismo – B&B in Apulia)
In the lower Salento, not far from Adriatic sea and Puglia of trulli, “Masseria Uccio” Agriturismo – B&B represents the typical architectural example of a apulian masseria. It is a masseria with a court yard renovated in full respect of its origins and spirit of the place. Being the ideal place for an holiday for lovers of rural tourism, it is one of the few masserias in Apulia with a view on the sea: the nearest beaches are distant three kilometres only, being easily reachable by car or, for volunteers, by bicycle. You will enjoy the view of pajare, dry stone walls and ancient masserias running through the numerous country ways which compose the cycle-tourist path near by the bed & breakfast. The position of B&B Masseria Uccio in Salento among Otranto, Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca, furthermore, guarantees the possibility to easily reach the major resorts of Salento, a land rich of history, traditions, culture and fragrances.
As well as most Apulian masseria today “Masseria Uccio“ has become synonymous of holidays in the green not far way from the sea.
Apulia, a region typically dedicated to agriculture, has lived with the masseria an historical period characterized by rich crops and prosperous pastures.
From Latin “massae” the meaning of masseria in Puglia has become synonymous of a unique agricultural centre where all activities of farming and agriculture were carried out.
Each Apulian masseria has a proper history to tell, made of hard work, sacrifice, difficult and enjoyable moments, aggregation collaboration and reciprocal aid.
The Apulian land is full of “masserie”: from Gargano to Salento, from Murge to Valle d’Itria there are hundreds of masserias
The Apulian masseria, somehow similar to the “cascina” in Tuscany or the better known farm, presents various architectural forms: “masseria regia”, “masseria abbazia”, “masseria fortificata”, “masseria a corte”, “masseria a trullo”, etc…
The highest presence of masserie in Apulia is located in Salento and Valle d’Itria; the latter better known for its trulli.
Having been forgotten for long time, in the recent years the masseria in Puglia gradually changed its destination to assume nowadays a typical agritourism vocation.
People spending their holidays in Apulia in a masseria among stone fireplaces, niches dig in the walls, ancient tanks and wide rooms with star vaults, has the opportunity to go back in time living in a magic atmosphere.