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Masseria La Macchiola Corti del Mito

Via Congregazione 57, , (LE) - Rooms: 8 / Opening dates: 11 May – 20 October from € 120 - to € 150

Masseria e B&B La Macchiola & Corti del Mito reveals itself among the white houses of the village of Spongano, in Apulia. The property includes two flowery courtyards, surrounded by white stone walls, which offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing holiday in environments full of history and charm.  Located just 5 km from the crystal clear sea of Castro, the famous thermal baths of Santa Cesarea and the ancient Otranto, it offers the freedom of the countryside characterized by dry stone walls that for centuries have bordered the fields of olive trees and the opportunity of visiting the most interesting places in Salento, monuments of Roman and Greek times, castles, baroque churches, beautiful palaces. The workshops offer the discovery of the ancient arts of weaving, ceramics, and papier-mâché. You can taste excellent products along the routes of the ” routes of the oil” and “wine” and arrange trips by bike or on horseback. You can also book professional scuba diving and boat trips to admire the beauty of the coast.

The origins of the Masseria and B&B La Macchiola & Corti del Mito, in Spongano, date back to the eighteenth century. The respect for history and past generations has driven the current owner Anna and her three children to transform this ancient architectural complex into a charming residence lovingly restored, without neglecting the agricultural vocation, dedicated to the production of organic extra virgin olive oil. Guests will be able to enjoy the places once used by the Rizzelli family: the oil mill, the grain deposits, the wine factory and the old cellar.  The structure offers high-standard rooms – suites, junior suites and superior – spacious, bright, tastefully furnished, in a blend of antique and modern, with warm and relaxing colors, equipped with all comforts, air conditioning, cooler, courtesy line olive oil and free wireless internet access. Some also have a small kitchenette. You can take a walk in the perfumed Italian garden, next to the farm and the eighteenth-century church, or relax by the pool, built at the base of the ancient tower. In the evening it is a pleasure to be captivated on the terrace by the spectacular starry sky. The tranquility of the village makes it an ideal place to celebrate anniversaries and romantic weddings.

Masseria e B&B La Macchiola & Corti del Mito, in Spongano, offers the opportunity to purchase its products, rigorously farm-to-table: biscuits, jams, honey, organic extra virgin olive oil. The owners organize cooking classes, where you can prepare and enjoy some typical dishes of Salento, thematic dinners and concerts of folk music. You can discover the emotion of the Pizzica, a folk dance of ancient origins, dating back to the Dionysian cults of Greek influence, related over time to the popular beliefs of the region that considered it to be therapeutic for curing the bite of tarantula. Guests can attend in the morning, on request, lessons of Yoga and Pilates, or enjoy a relaxing massage.