Green Tourism

For your holidays in Salento…Tenuta Masseria Chicco Rizzo to discover the ancient pleasure of being in contact with nature

Una vacanza “green” è fatta soprattutto di camminate nella natura e passeggiate in bicicletta.

Maybe the most important ingredient in a “green” holiday is the chance to go hiking and biking in natural surroundings.

The Tenuta Masseria Chicco Rizzo offers beautiful itineraries for visitors who love the Salento’s beautiful landscapes and want to discover them for themselves.

The paths on the farm’s own lands lead to the aloe greenhouses, the starting point for several longer paths that lead to the villages of Martignano, Sternatia, Zollino and Martano. Enjoy the bliss of losing track of time as you take long walks in nature among the olive trees and pinewoods, the regular rows of the kitchen gardens and the fruit orchards on the estate’s 18 hectares of land.

As you wander along the paths laid out around the estate, you will be able to get an intense, direct sense of the authentic rural flavour that is such a salient feature of the Salento. Making your way through nature, passing over the red soils typical of this area, you can admire several traditional drystone pagliari constructions. Our paths were chosen carefully to take you to places you would never otherwise have been able discover, such as the archaeological site of Apigliano, between Martano and Zollino.

Starting out from the estate, an easy walk will take you to the historical settlements of all the villages in the Greece of Salento, where you can admire many beautiful portals and the balconies whose rich decorations make good use of the particular properties of local Lecce stone.

Just ask in the masseria for the loan of a bicycle and everything else you need for your walks.