The Masseria Santalachicca

The ancient 18th-century complex of Masseria Santalachicca, in the Itria Valley, offers a unique stay experience.

Welcomed by the kind hospitality of Paola and Giuseppe, guests will be able to personally experience the slow-paced and gentle Apulia countryside, where history and modernity are harmoniously blended.

The property is very large and looks like a small rural village. Apart from the spaces dedicated to hospitality, the Masseria includes a family-run farm where we grow wheat and forage crops, breed cattle, and produce cow milk – A real Apulian agricultural farm.
The cones of our trulli houses are covered in skilfully restored grey chiancarelle limestone slabs. They show their ancient charm by standing out from the treetops of oaks, holm-oaks, and fruit trees.

Our apartments derive from the old peasant houses, stables and storerooms. They have kept the historical features of the Apulian Masseria, while offering full modern comfort.

The interior is simply decorated by keeping the artisan and peasant tradition of this land, including some authentic original and historical pieces of furniture.

Guests can enjoy the serenity of this place surrounded by an enchanting nature, and cute and friendly animals. A relaxing and genuine experience – Santalachicca is the ideal place for those who are looking for a romantic getaway immersed in historical heritage in the Apulia countryside.

The strategic location of the Masseria, in the countryside of Martina Franca, provides easy access to the beauty of the Murgia plateau and the Salento seaside.

Dad’s vegetable garden

As in any real Apulian farmhouse, we have a small vegetable garden kept by my father Luigi. We grow local seasonal products, which we like to use for Apulian recipes from our family’s tradition, and to make delicious preserved fruit and vegetables.

Farm animals

Among the fields you will easily see our farm’s cows, horses and sheep. Our 5 hens live in our orchard, and a lot of cats will keep you company, adding to the joy of children and grown-ups...

Walking through the wood

Since I was a child, I have experienced the agricultural environment first hand, together with my sister Angela and our cousins. We used to walk through the wood, live through incredible adventures, and make ever-new discoveries!