Not so long ago we opened the doors to autumn, actually here it arrived all at once, from amazing summer days to extrem tropical rains and thunderstorms….well of course not always. For this reason however we have mixed hanging out on the beach with city breaks, both smaller cities/villages and bigger ones.
We couldn’t miss a visit to Danilo’s grandmothers, so we’ ve been going to two really small villages, the first Castiglione and the second Supersano. Both of these villages are charmig in their own ways, small with tiny streets, old houses and not so many residents.
In Supersano we’ve been to a beautiful masseria. For who doesn’t know about it’s a fortified farm very common in southern Italy and particular in Puglia. Nowadays it’s a magical place where to eat, learn and relax. We found “Masseria Le Stanzie” in Supersano where we been twice because it’s beautiful and the food is extraordinary! Everything you will eat in this place is self produced, the olive oil, fresh pasta, veggies, the cheeses etc.
The first time we went there the weather was bad, rain and storms…but actually that made it extra cozy. Funny story is that the lights inside went out due to the thunder, so with the old style surroundings and atmosphere it felt like going back in time.
During the cold season some local people are working with the production of typical ceramics to sell during warm season. Everything hand made , hand painted with classic “Salento” patterns. Of course, we couldn’t resist buying some of them, since the stores are open all year around.
Two other suggestions of villages, if you are still in the outback are; Specchia and Tricase. A tip is to go to the heart of the cities (the most ancient parts).
During this season you’ll not meet so many tourists around, but what you’ll find is the real and genuine land of Salento.
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