Through the olive groves to this white box-shaped building which once housed the farmer, his helpers, the animals and all their equipment. With high ceilings, white walls and antique family furniture, you’ll still feel the history. Bedrooms, two downstairs, three above and two suites in a separate building, have fine cotton linens, wrought iron beds and speckled marble graniglia floors.
Breakfast is served in front of a wood-burning oven, or in the citrus grove in summer. Try the local cheeses, caciocavallo or burrata with prosciutto and home baked bread. Fresh tarts and pasta frolla cakes wait for the sweet-toothed plus omelette and eggs as you please. Lunch is open to the public: traditional pastas, maccheroni with fresh ricotta and tomatoes, orecchiette with turnips.
Find a shady spot by the pool for a doze, wander the garden for figs, palms, almonds and prickly pears. Join a course, come in autumn for the olive harvest.