A veterinarian who one day decides to open his home and family farm to hospitality. “Many experiences have led me to always work closely with the public” – tells us Vito Ricci. And what motivated him to want to share with a growing number of people this peaceful place, Masseria Tenuta Scaglione, which takes its name from the stream flowing between the hill on which stands the white Ostuni and the sea. “I was born in Masseria Galeone in the territory of Martina Franca, now owned by the Forest Guard and inside which is housed the Museum of Murgese Horse. And, ironically, I returned as an adult as a veterinarian of their horses. Then my family moved here”.
Although his work has brought him around the world for several years, Vito tells us that he always carried with him the memory of this place, a happy childhood lived in the midst of nature with its perfumes and for his life he sought to preserve the history and tradition. Finally, he decides to realize this wish: renovate the farmhouse and build more small houses surrounded by nature in order to accommodate friends and nature lovers. At their disposal the garden, medicinal plants and a beautiful orchard that grows along the sides of a grape arbor that is almost ready to be savored. And like all other fruits, pears, persimmon, apricots, plums, lemons and oranges, ensures a unique flavor, which is that of freshly picked fruit from the tree.
And because nothing is able to tell a territory as its products, the guests on their arrival found in their home some frise be seasoned with sweet-smelling tomatoes from Tenuta Scaglione and fragrant extra virgin olive oil produced from olives of ancient olive trees that abound in the structure and which are the wonderful ornamental plants such as sculptures in the wide open spaces.
After satisfying your palate with this typically Apulian snack, everyone can devote himself to his holiday: relaxing, healthy and invigorating. Those who want to relax your mind and body can get lost walking through the quiet nature trail, while the nearby bike path allows you to keep fit, as well as the picturesque jogging trail along the cattle track “Alberodolce”, bordered by stone walls in the olive grove. They are not missing areas reserved for meditation with Zen path, a maze and even a space in which to observe the stars, read a book or simply linger to discover the colors and the scents of the countryside of Ostuni. Walking in the green, you will come across a small church dedicated to the protection of plants and animals and often chosen to celebrate beautiful weddings. Just 3 km to the sea, but for those who opt for total relaxation, not want to travel and want to enjoy absolute peace between the chirping of cicadas, there is a large pool with sun and shade guaranteed by the foliage of imposing carob.
Seven the cozy small houses, each equipped with kitchenette, air conditioning, heating and wi-fi, where you can stay in residence formula, formula b&b and hotel formula with full board or half board. We were guests of the ancient sheepfold today called Pomegranate, with a comfortable interior space with candid walls and a large courtyard enclosed by a gate which becomes an en-plein-air seating ideal for those of us traveling with hairy in tow. Same type for Geranium, the former home of the factor, and Prickly Pear, which once served as stables for calves, that overlook, like Pomegranate, the large internal courtyard of the farmhouse where in a corner roam free and happy two hens around their rooster. The other houses are located near the swimming pool: Olive Tree, intimate and exclusive dwelling ideal for two persons, equipped with a only double room, bathroom and kitchen with cooking and a cozy terrace in front; Carob, for families, with a nice kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, two small rooms and a single sofa bed; Grassario, an elegant residence with large spaces in front of and inside a single large open space with kitchen, four beds and a bathroom. Placed on top of the estate plan, there is the suite of Scaglione farm, where the guests there are a spacious terrace that allows a wide view of expanses of olive groves, two double bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen with cooking facilities.
The rich breakfast is served as lunch and dinner based on genuine recipes prepared with local produce, from oil to vegetables, from meats to wheat flour Senatore Cappelli, in the cool room and furnished in a sober and discreet manner with some piece of family. And at home you feel, pampered by Elisabetta and Annalisa, who since morning delight you with their polite manners and sweet delicacies to start the day with taste and just the right amount of energy!