The Stanzie is located in Supersano, in the heart of Salento, in a typical Apulian farmhouse. Structure of ancient origins, as evidenced by the findings of ceramics of the fifth century AD, now houses a farm where you can taste the dishes of rich and genuine regional cuisine.
Masseria Le Stanzie History
The Stanzie, a farmhouse located in a valley at the foot of the Serra di Supersano, is one of the oldest rural buildings in the region. The farm dates back to the early 1500s, but the area in which it stands was already inhabited in previous centuries. The name derives from the fact that in these places there was a Roman "statio", a resting place located along the important oil road that once connected the ports of Otranto and Gallipoli and the route of travelers who went on a pilgrimage from S Michele in the Gargano in S. Maria di Leuca.
Today this farm, renovated and transformed into a charming farmhouse, continues to represent an ideal resting place where to appreciate the ancient and genuine Salento gastronomy immersed in an intimate and familiar environment. You get there along a dirt road that winds through kilometers of fields full of ancient olive trees and fig trees, until you reach the outer courtyard surrounded by a stone wall. Inside each room of this charming farmhouse has its own particular character: huge fireplaces, terracotta floors, vaulted ceilings, preserves of sauce, "pennulas" of peppers or tomatoes hanging from the ceilings and local handicrafts make the rooms welcoming and pleasant. Wide local alternate with more intimate rooms and you can decide to eat on long tables in company or alone with your partner. In summer you can also eat in the garden, under the vines pergolas, near the ancient barns. The cuisine of Le Stanzie is typical of the Salento area, with a large quantity of antipasti, orecchiette with sauce, grilled meat, homemade cakes and liqueurs.