San Teodoro Nuovo is an ancient fortifica masseria located in Pisticci, half an hour from Taranto and Matera, historic home that for generations belongs to the Visconti family of Modrone d'Oria, which still lives in the main body. On the whole 9 houses have been renovated and transformed into charming residences for relaxing stays. In the old stables is the restaurant, which offers specialties of the Lucan tradition.
Tenuta San Teodoro Nuovo History
Going along the 106 Jonica state road that leads from the Metaponto coast into the Lucan hinterland, you reach Marconia and from here, among citrus and olive trees, to the San Teodoro Nuovo farm. It is a noble eighteenth-century manor house, the beloved home of the Marquise of Oria Visconti di Modrone, who often goes there during the whole year in the company of her children Maria Xenia, Orietta and Giancarlo. They will welcome you and tell you about the events that have marked the history of the estate: what was at the beginning of the century a large estate of more than six thousand hectares, was drastically reduced after the Second World War to fifteen hundred and, with the agrarian reform of 1957, one hundred and fifty hectares. But this has certainly not discouraged the Marchesa d'Oria, which has even increased the planting of citrus and olive trees and, recently, started the activity of agritourism, which is flanked by the opening of an exclusive golf club,
The structure is divided into a large courtyard and two blocks of buildings: the master one, arranged on three sides, and that of the farmhouse accommodation, in the area in front. The latter have been renovated trying to keep intact the architectures of the past, such as high vaulted ceilings, subsequently furnished with rustic furniture, Hospitality is offered in apartments created in a wing of the old building with family furniture in art poor. The estate produces, in addition to citrus and oil, wheat and organic vegetables, which can be tasted and bought on the farm. At the restaurant of the farm you can taste traditional dishes cooked according to ancient local recipes. The nearest beach is about five kilometers away and there are two 18-hole championship golf courses within a few minutes.
The farm, with the family chapel, also lends itself as a perfect location for receptions, weddings and special events, as well as exhibitions and conferences. The owners, assisted by a specialized staff, personally take care of the organization of each event making it unique.