Activities

Guests can have an enjoyable day without even moving from Serragambetta.

The garden is a welcoming and comfortable place where one can dedicate to reading, and the pool offers the opportunity for a refreshing swim. Treat yourself to the pleasure of picking fresh seasonal fruit straight from the tree. You will discover that just picked almonds, figs and plums have a taste all of their own.

If, for adults, the countryside is in general synonymous with relaxation and tranquillity then for the smallest of us it is the kingdom for discovering nature and playing outdoors. è il regno della scoperta della natura e dei giochi all’aria aperta. Serragambetta sicuramente offre molti stimoli alla curiosità dei bambini: Il boschetto, il giardino e l’ampio cortile sono campi da gioco di tutto rispetto. Sono frequenti anche le possibilità di socializzare con altri bambini.

Guests can have an enjoyable day without even moving from Serragambetta.

The garden is a welcoming and comfortable place where one can dedicate to reading, and the pool offers the opportunity for a refreshing swim. Treat yourself to the pleasure of picking fresh seasonal fruit straight from the tree. You will discover that just picked almonds, figs and plums have a taste all of their own.

If, for adults, the countryside is in general synonymous with relaxation and tranquillity then for the smallest of us it is the kingdom for discovering nature and playing outdoors. è il regno della scoperta della natura e dei giochi all’aria aperta. Serragambetta sicuramente offre molti stimoli alla curiosità dei bambini: Il boschetto, il giardino e l’ampio cortile sono campi da gioco di tutto rispetto. Sono frequenti anche le possibilità di socializzare con altri bambini.

Swimming Pool

The countryside is typical of trulli and olive trees, dry stone walls and oak trees: surrounded by this landscape, there is a swimming pool, at the complete disposal of guests. Among the various spots of leisure and relaxation, the swimming pool (8m x 16m) is certainly an attractive one, especially during the long and hot Apulian summer.

In the shade of the large oak and the olive trees that surround it, guests can sit down to read a book or meet up with other guests to have a chat while enjoying a fresh mulberry or sour cherry cordial.

In the courtyard of stone, which is right next to it, there are also tables where guests can pause to eat a packed lunch, or write some postcards before leaving.

Often one even falls asleep on the grass!

Puglian Cooking Lessons

Without doubt one of the best ways to experience the culture of a country is to get to know the secrets of its gastronomy. Serragambetta's cookery courses are based on traditional Puglian cuisine and are devised with this aim in mind. -And don't be shy to ask for our recipes for jams, liquors and conserves or any of our other home made specialties.

Our practical lessons in making fresh orecchiette and focaccia are true gastronomic events and offer the opportunity to share a relaxed time with fellow guests. Everyone comes together at a large table where secrets to our cuisine, such as what makes Puglian focaccia unique, are revealed. And just when you think you’ve mastered your pasta making technique - well that is just the moment when Domenico will make a grand entrance and demonstrate that maybe you have not quite got it yet! But the orecchiette in all its forms end up together in the large pasta pot. Within minutes, dressed with plenty of our homemade tomato sauce, basil, and the local Caccioricotta cheese, they arrive at the table satisfying the hunger of the tired out budding pasta chefs.

Excursions

by Bike and on Foot

Here the spontaneous architecture of the dry stone buildings evolves into the much more complex, but still sober and linear, of the white farms and holiday homes, which from the mid-nineteenth century were spreading on the hills of the area. This allows you to make all kinds of excursions, both on foot and by bicycle. 

Roads are not the only way to reach an interesting place, they are in themselves interesting places. Therefore the first piece of advice that you will receive is “do not hurry!” Perhaps you might see less, but without a doubt the places that you do come across will give you time to catch up, to get in contact with yourself and create an impression. This is, in short, Domenico's recommendation for the way to see Le Puglie. This is because Puglia comprises of at least three distinct parts. It is important to realize that these are not just defined by its administrative borders but also its geography and the history that has been played out within its confines. Therefore, depending on each person's interests and preferences the day's itinerary can be chosen - from a busy and culturally inspired visit to a town of artistic interest or a Romanesque cathedral, to a more relaxing and refreshing day spent at one of the many seaside locations with their beaches and ports. And for those who love to walk or to go for a bike ride certainly there is no lack of longer or shorter routes depending on how far your legs can carry you and, of course, the weather.

Bikes are available for guests to use free of charge. Venturing out along the country lanes which surround Serragambetta and cycling through the olive groves lined with dry stone walls is a truly satisfying experience. And for the really fit why not take a bike ride right down to the sea! Once back, quench your thirst with a nice long drink made with our homemade sour cherry cordial.

Iniziazione all’AgriCultura Biolgica

Following the agricultural activities, you can learn the introductory notions of organic farming, in many ways related to the local peasant tradition of which there are endless testimonies scattered throughout the surrounding area.

Domenico is always happy when he is talking about organic farming. To anyone interested in the subject he is always ready to pass on his knowledge of the region and its agriculture. He not only knows everything there is to know about Puglia's red earth and how not to spoil it but he also holds the secrets of how to make his olive trees and vegetable garden fertile and productive without the use of chemicals.

Initiation to Organic AgriCulture

Following the agricultural activities, you can learn the introductory notions of organic farming, in many ways related to the local peasant tradition of which there are endless testimonies scattered throughout the surrounding area.

Domenico is always happy when he is talking about organic farming. To anyone interested in the subject he is always ready to pass on his knowledge of the region and its agriculture. He not only knows everything there is to know about Puglia's red earth and how not to spoil it but he also holds the secrets of how to make his olive trees and vegetable garden fertile and productive without the use of chemicals.