It is around a ten minute cycle ride to the 4 BC ruins at Egnazia. The site is well preserved and an excellent museum details the history in a collection of artefacts such as ceramics, sculptures, coins and utensils. Stroll along Egnazia’s stone roads, past the defensive walls that stood 7 metres high, envisaging the busy life of this ancient city. There are also well preserved 5 BC Messapian tombs on view.
The country lanes outside La Peschiera are bordered by small farms and the sea, cycling along you will see the conical roofs of a beachside trulli, a former store for fishermen or farmers. Cycle back for a refreshing dip in our pools, or to relax on your private beach.
Puglia’s passion is food, our chefs can teach you how to perfect a peppery pignata octopus, or focaccia pugliese.
Our sommelier and Official Taster for Italy will engage experts and beginners with the geography and history of Apulian wines, sampling local Fiano, Negroamaro or Primitivo.
Visit our sister hotel Il Melograno, an authentic masseria, who produce their own superb Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Tour in Italian style with the breeze in your hair on a Vespa or in a cute cinquecento, country lanes will take you through olive groves, vineyards and historic towns.