FARM AND MASSERIA C.DA AGNANO
The Itria Valley is a place for thinking, an area where the childlike, the dreamlike, the fairy-tale breathes. A place that almost doesn't seem to exist for real. Itria Valley is a place that seems to have come out of the drawing of a happy child. The trulli, the sheep-tracks that silently line the countryside, the olive trees, the white villages suspended on top of hills, the red earth and the blue sky. The sea on the horizon. Suspended between sky and sea, between uncontaminated green and crystalline blue, the real estate agency Gente di Mare offers for sale an old farmhouse dating back to 1882.
The old farmhouse near the archaeological park of Santa Maria d'Agnano
An ancient country estate that stands dominant in an idyllically unspoilt area, in the green countryside and on the outskirts of the White City of Ostuni. The surrounding area, in fact, is a landscape constraint area and therefore it will not be possible to build any more buildings in the area, allowing you to admire only the olive groves and the blue sea on the horizon. The masseria is also a rare diamond in an area of high prestige, in the immediate vicinity of the renowned archaeological and natural park of Santa Maria d'Agnano.
The land: the countless varieties of olive and fruit trees
A real natural park surrounds the extraordinary residence: a vast plot of about 8.05 hectares with a breathtaking view over the hills of beautiful Ostuni and the Adriatic coast. A splendid piece of land entirely fenced in with dry stone walls and adorned with countless olive and fruit trees. The masseria, in fact, offers the opportunity to take full advantage of the sweet fruits of the land, cultivating the art and craft of agriculture.
The interior of the farmhouse
The masseria has two buildings with two absolutely independent entrances: the main house covers a surface of about 70 square metres and is decorated with characteristic star vaults and is about 4.5 metres high with rooms ideal for lofts; it also offers the staircase to the terrace with a spectacular view of the local sea.
After a characteristic central citrus grove which even allows a connection between the two independent bodies, one reaches the second house with a surface of about 40sqm, adorned with beautiful barrel vaults and equipped with two rooms with a manger.
There is an artesian well for water of 500l per minute and 170m depth, a cistern for rainwater, a sub-irrigation system in the area of the olive grove, a small external bathroom, and electricity of 25kw.
This old farmhouse is the ideal investment for those who are looking for their own farm, for those who want to live off the fruits of nature, for those who are looking for an imposing structure in a prestigious area in the heart of the White City.
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND NATURE PARK OF SANTA MARIA D'AGNANO
An important archaeological site, the Grotta di Santa Maria d'Agnano is an ancient place of worship, just a few kilometres from Ostuni.
About 3 kilometres from Ostuni, the Grotta di Santa Maria d'Agnano is located within the archaeological park of the same name, an area of 13 hectares where important finds have been unearthed.
The cave is a karstic cavity frequented from the Upper Palaeolithic until the second millennium AD, as a place of worship and for daily activities. Particular attention should be paid to the discovery of the Ostuni woman: 'Ostuni 1' is the scientific name given to the skeleton of a 27,000-year-old pregnant woman, found in the Agnano cave together with the remains of a foetus of about 33 weeks' gestation. The mother's body was found in a foetal position, with her left hand under her head and her right hand gently resting on her belly, as if to protect the unborn child. The woman must have been about 20 years old at the time of her death. After the discovery, the skeleton was named 'Delia' and subsequently catalogued with the code 'Ostuni 1'.
According to the findings, the cavity would have been a Messapian sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Demeter, later converted into a place of worship in the Christian era, dedicated to the Madonna d'Agnano: traces of frescoes are still visible, probably dating from the Byzantine period, as well as a small 16th-century chapel with a fresco of the Virgin, the only one remaining of an entire cycle that enriched the church.
72017 - Ostuni (Brindisi)
(Gradi Decimali): N Lat. 40.7295235 - Lon. 17.5779979
(Formato DMS): NN 40° 43' 46,2846'' - E 17° 34' 40,7924''