To the Agriturismo La Valletta the last bones by Arturo
The large pool, inviting and elegant, emerging from the Mediterranean scrub and woods overlooking the lake Varano separated by a thin strip of land from the sea, is the protagonist of the Agriturismo La Valletta, formed by four old cottages that house the thirteen rooms. It is accessed by a dirt road that goes into the dense vegetation and the silvery olive trees campaigns. Going up, the view becomes spectacular and everything is embraced in a single glance which includes the colorful nature of the Gargano, the shimmering blue waters of the surface of the lake and the sea on the horizon and the structure, built restoring some farmhouses dating back to the ‘700.Guests, in addition to the large swimming pool with Jacuzzi, tennis courts and football, solarium, parking and mountain bikes to explore the surroundings. To please the palate, Francesco Milone said Franco, offers his dishes inspired by tradition, family recipes and the freshest local produce, in his “country restaurant” as he likes to call it, which has a spacious heated indoor hall a large fireplace in the cooler evenings and a large porch where you can dine watching the unmissable spectacle of the sunset over the lagoon. Homemade pasta topped with seasonal vegetables and the inevitable cacioricotta of milk of garganica goat, fresh salads, fragrant and tasty local bread with vegetables harvested in the farm, the catch of the day, acquasale and bread soup seasoned with everything what it offers unspoilt nature of the place, starting from extra virgin olive oil own production: these are just some of the preparations that you can be enjoyed here in Valletta.
Where Franco, former professor of German retired who has toured Italy, with his wife Genny, born in Milan but pugliese of adoption, welcome their guests and even their four-legged friends here are welcome at no extra charge and are also free to play in the twenty hectares of greenery of the estate, among olive trees, citrus trees and Mediterranean bush. And in good company! In fact they live permanently in the farm pony Leonardo, Margherita horse, the donkey Anja, the naughty little dog named Lilli and the three cats that wander placid among the terraces of the structure and the edge of the pool. Guests can choose between bed and breakfast, half board or full board, staying in spacious rooms furnished in a simple and fresh way, equipped with air conditioning, but by choice without TV because here you must admire the view!And if you want to go home with the scents and flavors of this wonderful land, ask Franco to accompany you to “go shopping” at the rich and colorful daily market of Vico del Gargano, his home country not far from the estate. He will gladly indicating his suppliers of confidence and making you buy the most good products. We bought a big, fragrant loaf of bread to enjoy with the delicious local cheeses: the cacioricotta of garganica goat and caciocavallo cheese. To complete the fragrant basket of gourmet shopping, compulsory to buy a few kilograms of “Femminelli” , the oldest of Italian lemons, grown on the coastal stretch of the territory of Vico del Gargano, Ischitella and Rodi Garganico since the year 1000.