Immersed in the red land of Salento, among olive trees, Indian figs and fruit trees, situated in a privileged position on a hill, Masseria Uccio enables every guest to enjoy the silence and calm of the countryside.
The Agriturismo – bed & breakfast Masseria Uccio is located in Salento, amongst Otranto, Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca. It is a typical rural building in the inland of Salento whose origins date back to the XVII century, with a courtyard which was restructured in full compliance with its origins and the spirit of the place. Deep in the peace and calm of the countryside, it is the ideal place for holidays for people keen on rural tourism, as well as for those who wish to live in full contact of nature and fall asleep in a silence broken by the pleasant singing of crickets and cicadas. In the morning an agreeable awakening is guaranteed by a rich breakfast made of genuine and homemade products and fruits picked from the surrounding land the same day. Masseria Uccio is one of the few Masserie in Salento with a view on the sea. The nearest resorts are only three kilometers away, easily reachable by car or, for willing people, by bicycle, gladdened by the view of “pajare”, stone walls and ancient "masserie", through several country paths which make up the cycling route around the bed & breakfast.
The rooms, obtained from an ambience once dedicated to agricultural activities (the massaro and his family’s house, the stables and the sheepfolds, the storehouse), maintain the architectural forms and the ancient atmospheres of the place. A light renovation intervention enabled the property to revisit these areas maintaining their ancient essence. The architectural shapes and the geometries of the place have remained unchanged. Everything has been preserved, respected and enhanced. The work carried out by wise local artisans allowed the preservation of the fireplaces made of stones, the niches dug-out in the walls, the tanks, the ancient vaults, all witnessing a modest peasant life in a distant past