Welcome

Welcome to Punta Palascìa, the easternmost point in Italy.  Situated in the breath-taking area of Salento, this little piece of paradise stems from the forces of nature. For hundreds of years people have tried to tame it, to inhabit it and to harvest it.  It exists today as a fertile land for those who have cared for and respected it in time-honoured traditions and is appreciated by locals and tourists alike.  Immerse yourself in the colours, scents and sounds of your lush surroundings. Witness thousands of changes in nature from sunrise to sunset.

Our Location

Situated on the coastline 3 km south of Otranto, in the direction of Leuca, Agriturismo la Palascìa is the perfect base for touring all of Salento’s beautiful locations.  Nestled between the sea and the countryside, there are countless stunning routes you can take whether you’re travelling by car or bike, on foot or on horseback. Heading south, there is 45km of high, rocky coastline scattered with sun-drenched coves, while to the north, long stretches of sandy beach await you.

Geographic coordinates

Latitudine N 40° 6’38.19″
Longitudine E 18°30’28.19″

The Estate

Agriturismo la Palascìa takes its name from the wonderful place where it sits: Punta Palascìa. Commonly called the Cape of Otranto, it is the easternmost point in Italy and is known as the gateway to this spectacular stretch of coastline from Leuca to Tricase Forest Natural Park, which covers 3227 hectares.

Our story

Valentina and Giuseppe met while studying and working together on their shared passion of archaeology.  Their mutual love of history and respect for the past fuelled a project of restoration and refurbishment, the result of which lies in this beautiful farmhouse.  More than just a means of making a living for them, the remodelling of the estate became the focal point around which they built their way of life.  For them, THE ESTATE is a symbolic representation of the landscape, culture and community they grew up within.  Lovingly restored with the true essence of Salento in mind, the farmhouse offers year round accommodation to those looking for authentic PARK EXPERIENCES whether as part of a weekend getaway or a longer stay.

THE ESTATE - ANTICA MASSERIA L’AGRESTE

Our beautiful farmhouse, Masseria L’Agreste  is constructed around another ancient building, Masseria Cippano with its tower, outhouses and courtyards.

This farmhouse, dating back to the 18th century, is one of the largest in the area.  Until its recent restoration, it was originally the home and family business of Valentina’s grandparents.  Valentina, together with her husband Giuseppe, oversaw its transformation and they now continue to run the business.  The farmhouse was given the name Agreste, meaning rustic, which speaks of its raw, natural beauty but is also a nod to the difficulties of this terrain.  Sun-scorched and perched on the rugged coastline, unprotected from the north wind, it was traditionally a harsh place to live and work.  A wild place, untamed by man, which is precisely the reason for its truly unique beauty.

Come in any season, one more stunning than the next, where you’ll experience the intoxicating scents and ever changing shades of the Mediterranean. Cast your eyes around and upward to see the wildlife, encapsulated by nature, and feel closer to heaven than ever before…

ROOMS

SUITE ROOMS

Originally the old barn house and featuring a split level design, the suites are equipped with a double bed on the first level and an additional small double on the mezzanine floor, ideally suited to children over 6.  The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated with natural wood and exposed Lecce stonework.  All our suites are on the first floor, with a private external entrance and terrace access. Private bathroom with shower.

Suite del Sole

It is west oriented and is equipped with a small porch of exclusive use in front of the entrance

from 95€

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Suite del Sole

It is west oriented and is equipped with a small porch of exclusive use in front of the entrance
from 95€

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Nido del Gheppio

It overlooks the terrace. French bed is on the wooden loft

from 95€

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Nido del Gheppio

It overlooks the terrace. French bed is on the wooden loft
from 95€

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L'Orientale

It is north-east facing, overlooking the terrace: this is the room the most eastern in Italy!

from 95€

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L'Orientale

It is north-east facing, overlooking the terrace: this is the room the most eastern in Italy!
from 95€

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STANDARD ROOMS

Our simple, elegant standard rooms are located within the restored stable area of the farmhouse and offer all modern comforts with a traditional twist. The rooms come equipped with a double bed and private bathroom.  They are located on the ground floor with views of the garden.

Scrasce



from 75€

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Scrasce


from 75€

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Lupa de Mare



from 75€

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Lupa de Mare


from 75€

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Terra Russa



from 75€

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Terra Russa


from 75€

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Le Cummari

The room is beside the main entrance

from 75€

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Le Cummari

The room is beside the main entrance
from 75€

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Cuti



from 75€

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Cuti


from 75€

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PARK EXPERIENCES

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MOUNTAIN BIKING

The only hotel in Salento that offer guided mountain bike routes (both XC and Marathon XC) along the coast and inland.  Our scenic routes will take you through break-taking landscapes and can be customised to your preferred length and difficulty level. Contact us to find out more – OFFERS

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Albergabici

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MASSERIA DIDATTICA

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHEOLOGY

OKRA is an archaeological site and visitor centre, where you can experience reconstructions of prehistoric life at a preserved farm estate.  It offers a real-life insight into the daily activities of local people back in time, with a focus on ancient man’s precarious relationship with nature and how it developed over time. Find out more about the experience at
www.okraotranto.it

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HIKING

The farmhouse’s location offers its lucky guests hiking trails in every direction.  Whether you’d like to trek alone or accompanied by a local guide, your options stretch out before you – along the coast, inland and into the surrounding parkland.   The unique landscape is sure to take your breath away.

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BIRDWATCHING

The area surrounding the estate is a favourite among birdwatchers, given that it is home to some of the most interesting birds of prey. It is a visual pleasure, not only due to the spectacular landscape, but also the potential to observe the spring migrations of these majestic creatures.  The Salento area acts as a natural observatory to study the patterns of birds of prey that migrate to the east, while also serving as a mild Winter haven for many species of aquatic birds.

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HISTORIC FOOD TOUR & TASTING

A real taste of Salento.  Allow us to transport your taste buds back in time.  You can try some of the same dishes that were enjoyed by our ancestors, prepared with fresh local ingredients for you today.

Local historians will take you through the dishes, explain the history of the recipes, cooking techniques and allow you to see and touch the ancient tools used.

Check out our online gallery to see more!

SERVICES

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Check in

Check-in is available from 16:00 to 20:00

Luggage storage is offered until 1300

An additional fee may be applied for late check-in

Where possible, please advise reception on arrival and departure times in advance

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Housekeeping

Room prices quoted include daily room cleaning, bed linen, towels and toiletries. Please note that towels are not changed daily.
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Breakfast

The best way to start your day!  A local continental breakfast is served every morning, and offers the best of our own organic ingredients and products: fresh fruit, homemade jams, cereals, delicious baked goods (both sweet and savoury), free range omelettes and much more. Get ready to tuck in!
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Wi-fi

Free WiFi is available throughout the estate, both indoors and outside.
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A Natural Environment

The sweet sound of silence, distinctive of the south-eastern countryside, is one of our best assets.  Relax and enjoy the tranquillity of untouched natural surroundings, on the terrace or in our gardens.
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Maps

We can provide route maps of the locality, customised to the season and your preferences, for hiking and biking.
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Rent a Bike

Mountain bikes are available to rent.  Get active and enjoy the stunning views in motion.

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