Estate of the 14th century surrounded by a high stonewall with chapel, pergola, olive, orange and figtrees, pomegranates... inmidst vinary region of Apulia, between two seas, the Ionion and Adriatic 20 to 25 km close, with beautiful coastals. Passing two gates you are reaching a large scale courtyard with historical buildings and wonderful gardens. Large scale planned and gently renovated flat on the first floor 95 qm: Well equipped kitchen/diningroom with fireplace and terrace, two sleeping-rooms with separate entrances and bathroom. In the courtyard another bathroom, washing machine and barbecue. High cross-ceilings and vaults.
From May 2019, another loft-like and light-flooded apartment (approx. 85m2) with terrace and its own staircase will be available on the upper floor. This consists of 1 bedroom (with double bed), bathroom and an open kitchen with baroque fireplace and adjoining living/dining area (cross vaulted ceilings) with pull-out sofa, suitable for another 2 people.
With the renovation of this second apartment the offer of the Masseria will be extended (space for approx. 10 persons), ideal for groups of families and/or friends.
Barocco Leccese: Like all the other historical places of the Salento (province of Lecce) also Guagnano is built of warm tuff, a material which creates a special flair. Fascinating is also the barocco leccese, a local baroque stile which culminates in the facades of the churches of Lecce.
The Salento – Area between two seas: The estate 'Masseria di Giovanni' is situated in the most southern province of Apulia, the Salento, an area between two seas, the Ionion and Adriatic with beautiful coasts, still existing greekophone enclaves, adorable and gentle people, interesting historical places, impressing estates (masserie). All over the year sensuosly religious festivities and a fascinating music- and dance-tradition, the Taranta Salentina (Pizzica) with concert highlights in midsummer. A simple but exquisite cuisine. A large variety of pasta dishes, fresh and local growing vegetables, fish and frutta di mare. Excellent wines and enchanting, baroque cities like Lecce, Nardò, Galatina, Gallipoli, Otranto etc. Still an authentic piece of Italy, newly-discovered in the last years by the Italians itself. The straight tip for insiders!