Constructed in the 1800's, Masseria Rosa is a beautiful example of a masseria (farmhouse) particular to this region.
It is set amongst olive groves, cherry orchards, other fruit trees and vegetable gardens. It has a large 'aia', which is a stone threshing floor, now a place to sit and enjoy the scenery. There is also a barbecue area.
Within the masseria there are Trullo apartments and others with stone vaulted ceilings. All have been renovated and restored in the old traditional way by stonemasons called 'trullari', but offering all the comfort of modern living. Each apartment is elegantly furnished, someoffering up to 5/6 beds, well appointed bathroom and kitchen corner. Included: all crockery and cutlery, bathroom towels and bed linen.There is also a central heating, fridge-bar, alarm system and telephone.
Other services include:
Lunch or dinner can be booked for you at a restaurant 400 mt from the masseria, where local produce and dishes, typical to the area, can be enjoyed, such as: lamb involtini 'gnumred suffuchet', cheeses and cured meats from the Itria Valley, the famous orecchiette (little ears of pasta!) and many other dishes.
The olive oil from Masseria Rosa may be purchased, and other local products. In June, when the cherries are ripe, you will be able to 'pick your own'.
At the request of the guests, entertainment can be arranged where dancing, traditional and modern music can be enjoyed on the aia.
Mountain bikes may be hired and local excursions arranged if required.
There are several organised excursions available, giving an
opportunity to see some of the ancient trulli, the magnificent
Baroque buildings within the Itria Valley, the unspoilt coast and even a gastronomic tour!