Immersed in the red land of Salento, among olive trees, Indian figs and fruit trees, situated in a privileged position on a hill, Masseria Uccio enables every guest to enjoy the silence and calm of the countryside.
Entirely realized with local stones, the ancient building shows the signs of the time gone by. A small wooden main door leads to a large quadrangular courtyard from which the places once dedicated to the farmer’s various activities: the rooms where he slept with his family, the stalls, the sheepfolds, the tool-sheds and a kitchen with a large fireplace for the production of cheese. It is an overall harmonious and pleasing building with its rural characteristics, enhanced by the beautiful star and barrel ceilings and by the dry walls built with effort by the peasants only with inserted stones.
The rooms, obtained from an ambience once dedicated to agricultural activities (the massaro and his family’s house, the stables and the sheepfolds, the storehouse), maintain the architectural forms and the ancient atmospheres of the place. A light renovation intervention enabled the property to revisit these areas maintaining their ancient essence. The architectural shapes and the geometries of the place have remained unchanged. Everything has been preserved, respected and enhanced. The work carried out by wise local artisans allowed the preservation of the fireplaces made of stones, the niches dug-out in the walls, the tanks, the ancient vaults, all witnessing a modest peasant life in a distant past