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Things to do in a typical masseria in Puglia

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Are you looking for a relaxing holiday in contact with nature ? Would you like to stay in a place with rural features but at the same time having all the comforts? And if we add to this good food and activities to be done directly in the structure?

Terra che vive has already found the right location for your relaxing and unforgettable stay in Puglia: welcome to the Masseria Croce Piccola !

Exterior Masseria Croce Piccola Martina Franca Puglia
Masseria Croce Piccola view from the main door

Stay surrounded by pure nature

Imagine you are in a place from which your gaze can range from the green of a dense forest to the colors of the fields sown: the color bright brown of the earth and the wheat yellow ready to be harvested. The only sounds that reach your ears are those of nature: the chirping of crickets, the verse of some bird of prey that lives in the woods, the wind that moves the leaves of the trees and that laps the stalks of the wheat. The smells, well those we can not describe them, as well as the emotions transmitted by a living place like Masseria Croce Piccola. For this we suggest you come and discover it!

The structure is located on the border with the Bosco delle Pianelle Nature Reserve, one of the most important of Puglia for extension and for fauna and flora. We are in the countryside of Martina Franca, a town located in the center of the famous Valle D’Itria, characteristic for its historic center and the baroque style of its architecture.

In addition to being a place surrounded by nature, Masseria Croce Piccola offers many possibilities to those who choose it as a place to stay . First of all you will have the opportunity to discover two icons of the territory: not only will you sleep in a farm but you can do it within the trulli made famous by Alberobello; a few km away town recognized heritage Unesco precisely for its cone-shaped houses.
Masseria Croce Piccola has two independent apartments, the Trullo Bianco; and the Trullo Rosato, that will allow you to stay in a typical place but at the same time equipped with every comfort.

The organic productions and tastings you can do at Masseria Croce Piccola

Bepi Povia, owner of Masseria Croce Piccola, in addition to having restored it in full respect of the local architectural tradition and in perfect harmony with the surrounding natural environment, has reintroduced ancient indigenous crops; now endangered. Here everything produced by the mother earth is grown with organic methods: whole wheat flour, legumes like beans, vegetables and, tip production, wine.
You will discover the taste of the farm products during your stay, comfortably seated in the room used for tasting; or on one of the large wooden tables outside, in the shadow of majestic oaks. Taste Puglia with a breakfast prepared with the organic garden products; or eating a typical dish of orecchiette pasta made with wheat flour grown in the farm.
But in an authentic stay in the land of Puglia could an important element like wine be missing?
Masseria Croce Piccola boasts three wines of organic production: red, white and rosé. You can taste them together with a selection of typical local products directly in the vineyard, in a suggestive location created especially for you among the rows in the shade of the great oak tree that for centuries has witnessed the slow flow of the time.

Organic Vineyard of Masseria Croce Piccola Martina Franca Puglia
The organic vineyard of Masseria Croce Piccola

The outdoor activities of Masseria Croce Piccola

Suggestive are also the activities you can do in the outdoor spaces of the farm:

  • yoga classes: body melting exercises, yoga positions, energetic exercises, breathing techniques, guided relaxation. Terra che vive advises you to experience the suggestive Yoga class in the vineyard rows;
  • walk in the wood: to discover the beauty and variety of the animal and vegetable forms of the Bosco delle Pianelle Reserve. A route dedicated to you that you can undertake without going outside Masseria Croce Piccola, through a path that will take you into an oasis of peace in contact with nature;
  • path of recognition of spontaneous plants: together with an expert you will go in search of wild herbs present in the wood of the farm to study its ancient and modern uses in various fields, from the curative to the medicinal one. Following a real laboratory to distill and process the spontaneous plants collected.

Integral yoga lesson among the rows of a vineyard at Masseria Croce Piccola in Puglia
Yoga among the rows of the Masseria Croce Piccola vineyard

Hands in pasta: the cooking class of Masseria Croce Piccola

The structure is equipped with a large equipped kitchen and a outdoor stone oven adjacent to the organic vegetable garden: the ideal location to do a cooking class to learn how to cook dishes of the local culinary tradition.
For example you could learn how to cook the typical Apulian orecchiette using organic flours from the wheat grown in the farm and dress them with the ingredients that offers the lush organic vegetable garden.
Puglia is a land that must be known through the senses and taste is a dimension that you absolutely must explore during your stay in this wonderful region.

Contact us to find out how to live these experiences at Masseria Croce Piccola

Masseria Croce Piccola is not just a place to stay but an experience that will allow you to get to know and experience the typicalities of Puglia, of living them in the first person in one place, with great charm.

Our beloved land of Puglia, land that lives!

Come and experience it too, we are waiting for you!

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