In the heart of the Apulian Romanesque
The ancient courtyard, the keep, the carrier pigeons tower, the high stone walls make one think of tough knights but also of a noblewoman like Maria Amalia D’Urso, the charitable and rich lady of the “maritaggi”, who three centuries ago secured the dowry to hundreds of poor girls.
Today this farm, which has been renovated according to rigorous conservation criteria, has become a charming residence that did not affect the essence of the place.
OVER 500 YEARS OF FAMILY HISTORY
The current owner is Avv. Emilia D'Urso, coordinator of the Slow Food "Mandorla di Toritto" Presidium.
A large organic farm, dedicated to ecological management practices that respect the strict Slow Food regulations, surrounds the ancient stone structure. The interiors of the farm are characterized by stone arches and barrel vaults, apotropaic sculptures, arcane passages and cult symbols passed down through generations. Crossing the threshold means getting immersed in an atmosphere characterized by ancient, austere and refined taste but, at the same time, full of warmth, taste and personality.