Farms, from the Latin "massae" were territorial units in which it was fragmented the large landowners of the Roman and medieval consisted of a central courtyard around which the house available to the farmer or, occasionally, of the landlord; stables and enclosures for the animals, the facilities for processing, including the yard, and the conservation of crops and livestock.

Since the fifteenth century, the farms were an integral part of a system, which also included the coastal towers and castles (one kilometer of the Aragonese castle Palmariggi), to defend against looting and destruction from the sea.

The structures of the farms were strengthened with the creation of floors, vents, drains, battlements and buttresses to the walls. Squads of men on horseback, also housed in castles strategically placed, they were ready to intervene at the first sign of danger

The area within a radius of 1-2 km, is further enriched by documents that reveal the cultural riches: the cave of Spernozzata 50 meters (a laura dating back to Byzantine iconoclasm), Pajari and dry stone walls, from the marvelous construction technique, menhirs, that evidence of human presence since the Neolithic and, on top of a hill, 500 meters, the sanctuary of Monte Vergine that encourages a journey through time and space, in need of sacredness of man.

From the hotel you can easily reach several important places of tourist and cultural interest of the Adriatic coast (5 minutes by car) and ion (half an hour) including Otranto, Gallipoli and Lecce same.

Festivals, festivities and fairs enrich the evenings of the many surrounding villages throughout the year.

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Masseria Giancola - Via Mazzini, 35 - 73020 - Palmariggi Lecce - cell. 329.4093346 - e-mail: info@masseriagiancola.it -