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Masseria della Corte, Depressa

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Masseria della Corte just outside the sleepy village of Depressa, set in very generous grounds: on the right side the main building, on the left side the converted stables hosting 3 of the 5 bedrooms. Far left, out of sight; the swimming pool.

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The traditional Pugliese masseria is dating back to the 17th century when it was established by farmers harvesting tobacco and olives

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Open plan living room with double height Pugliese arch structure and fire place that fits the proportions

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View of the dinning room with traditional furniture including chairs decorated in the ‘trademark’ pattern introduced by the owner’s ancestors

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Study in one of the bedrooms

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One of the bedrooms situated upstairs in the main building …

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… with a balcony overlooking the vast olive grove


Masseria della Corte

Salento Nascosto

Depressa, Puglia

Sleeps 10

Rua de li Travaj, Patù

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Rua de li Travaj on Piazza Indipendenza in Patù, Puglia

puglia al fresco

Typical food is served indoors and under the lemon tree in the little courtyard

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The antipasti: fritti misti of pettola and polpetta, potato and carcioffi stew, grilled peppers and local cheese, cime di rappa

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Still more antipasti: frittata and parmigiana melanzane and a primi: orecchiette al sugo

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The kitchen is in good hands


Rua de li Travaj

Piazza Indipendenza

Patù, 73053

+39 (0)349 058 4531

A Casa tu Martinu, Taviano


Hidden away in a residential street in Taviano, not far from Gallipoli and the Ionian coast

A local favourite, the 18th century building also has rooms to stay

pettole fried dough ball puglia

The pulgliese way to start a meal: pettole – fried dough balls

a casa tu martinu taviano

Fritti misti and maccheroncini rucola e mandorle

a casa tu martinu puglia

Pezzetti di cavallo al sugo


A Casa tu Martinu

Via Corsica, 97

Taviano, 73057

+39 (0)83 391 3652

Trattoria Le Zie – Cucina Casereccia, Lecce

Ring the bell and someone will let you in


Signora Anna Carmela and her ‘zie’ serve excellent Apulian cucina povera in her homey dining room just outside the old town of Lecce

cime di rappa

Delicious antipasti. Simple beans with young puntarelle shoots, grilled aubergine, cime di rappa and baked potatoes with seasonal carciofi


Trattoria Le Zie – Cucina Casereccia

Via Colonnello Archimede Costadura, 19

Lecce, 73100

+39 (0)83 224 5178