Surrounded by hectares of olive groves in the Salento countryside, Agriturismo Fontanella features a traditional restaurant and independent, rural-style cottages.
We have solutions with rooms equipped with TV, mini bar and independent veranda up to the independent villas that enjoy all the comforts with their own green space and outdoor shower.
A short distance from the most important seaside resorts with fantastic beaches and Salento cliffs, a stone's throw from Lecce, Nardò, Santa Caterina, Gallipoli and Porto Cesareo. Abandon yourself to the pleasures of the countryside with its colors and flavors, an immersion in the surrounding nature.
Let yourself be lulled by the song of cicadas and the glow of fireflies on summer nights. Animals are welcome.
The farm Fontanella as well as being the ideal location for holidays, is primarily a farm, born from the love for our land and the desire to create a distinctive environment but at the same time healthy and genuine.
Composed of a large and cozy room in rustic style, it is open to guests of the farm (even with half board or full board), both for families and groups. The large outdoor verandah heated in winter, will allow you to eat outside in the summer months and enjoy good food in contact with nature.
The simplicity of ancient flavors and the genuineness of organic products is the engine of our company.
Here you can eat typical dishes of the Salento tradition prepared with simple and genuine ingredients, almost all produced directly in the company. Even the fish is always fresh and just caught in the transparent and crystalline waters of the Ionian. We serve a lovely local red wine at the table, but you can choose alternatively bottled wine from the best wine cellars of Salento.
The restaurant, open to all, is simple and furnished in a rustic style. We offer our guests authentic flavors giving the opportunity to taste not only recipes of the typical regional cuisine but even traditional dishes of the family and peasant cuisine, with the variations that each contributes to the official recipes following the suggestions of the grandmother who, not infrequently, is still behind the stove and she decides the recipes of the farm.
Our company, family-run, aims to revive the old flavors of the past but with innovation: with our hands grasp the old recipes of our grandmothers but with a look at the present we renew according to today's gastronomic canons to give our guests the right fusion between past and present.
KNOW THE ANIMALS
Spending holidays on a farm also means knowing the life of the fields, the productive activity, the cycle of nature and the rural traditions. Spending your holiday in Fontanella Farmhouse will be a fun way for the little ones to get closer to an exciting world, learn to love and respect it, get to know the animals, the rhythms of nature and educate yourself to taste. The greatest ones will be intrigued by the discovery of the farming traditions and will be able to know the typical products linked to the territory.
DISCOVER THE TYPICAL CUISINE
A land is not only distinguished by geographical features and works of art: there is a whole world of flavors that make it unique and different from all the others. The Salento traditions here have also been preserved at the table. The menu will offer only typical Salento dishes, made with raw materials strictly from our farm. But also fresh fish freshly caught in the waters of Gallipoli or Porto Cesareo prepared with great care and passion.
EXCURSIONS IN SALENTO
For tour lovers we can organize short tours to visit our magical land. Tour to discover the most beautiful cities in the region to visit Lecce and its Baroque, Ugento, Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca. We can also offer food and wine tours or wine tours and visit the best wineries in the area and taste the finest wines that our land produces.
BEACHES AND CLIFFS
Agriturismo Fontanella is located just a few minutes from the fantastic beaches of Porto Cesareo and S. Isidoro, a stone's throw from the enchanting Natural Park of Porto Selvaggio which with its wonderful cliffs offers unique landscapes, and less than half an hour from the lively Gallipoli. We are in a strategic position to easily and especially quickly reach all the magnificent attractions that Salento offers.