A Masseria In Puglia Overlooking The Sea Dating Back To XVI Century
Torre Coccaro is a Masseria set in a vaste estate overlooking the sea dating back to XVI century.
Surrounded by olive groves more than 800 years old, almond trees, carob trees, this tower used to be part of a line of defense of towers watching the invading Saracens, now has been restored in a 5 star country house.
In the main courtyard there is the original chapel from 1730, still holding mass and used has a point of pilgrimage for the fishermen living in the little coastal village of Savelletri. Next to the courtyard we find the ortus conclusus a big vegetable garden surrounded by fortified walls that before used to be the place were they got the limestone to build the Masseria, you can walk under the columnade full of local grapes ripe in august and September and you can see the ingenious methods of irrigation made from old wells and channels using the gravity force.
On the terrace of the tower you find the old pigeon tower used for sending messages during the wars.
In the huge caves there are the old olive mill and the sheep quarters dating back to the year 1000.