Life

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The youngest ones, the first ones

Il geco sognante is a real kindergarten. We have kids, and we planned spaces and areas thinking of the needs and wishes of our most important guests, the youngest. The green lawns, the pool, the wide and safe courts, the absence of any danger and incomparable peace of this countryside, all these things assure a wonderful stay, between dances and runs. Kids can cuddle the domestic animals of the close farms, meanwhile the older brothers can play discovering the ancient trulli hidden in the near olive groves. If you go in town, then, kids have fun in treasure hunts, in the tiny streets, during mom and dad’s shopping. And more. Cultural visits can be fascinating, and nobody will ever forget the magic of the meeting with unique monuments all over the world. We take care of your holiday: that’s why the first think about the youngest ones’.

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People

Great heart, good hands, love for the land, incomparable hospitality. This place owes its beauty the daily hardworking of women and men: meeting them means meeting this real amazing south region. Living in the south means shaking everybodys’ hands, having a cup of coffee, getting gifts anybody may offer you, following an advice or listening a story. Farmers, brickies, artisans, carpenters, mechanics, and also bakers, innkeepers, everybody here is called “master”, that means teacher of his own art, however noble or humble, rude or polished it is. Speak to everyone with courtesy and kindness, as it’s supposed to be with one who can teach a lot: you’ll get back smiles and open heart.

MEET THEM

MEETING THE

History

THE YOURS, TOO

Here you were born

The most wanted. Always. Since they discovered it. Dominions came one by one in the milleniums, aiming at the exploitation of this land’s treasures. Can you imagine the result such of that stratification in the centuries? Greeks, Messapics, Japigis, Daunis, Peucetis, Romans, but even Phoenicians, Arabs, Normans. All of these populations left an indelible sign you can eventually catch even today. For everyday you spend at the Geco Sognante you can visit one or more hystoric sites, mediaval churches, exhibitions, museums. Brindisi, Lecce, Taranto, Bari and the minor centres all over the region are waiting for you and your friends, for he meeting with the Great History. You can start right here: not far from our field there’s a thousand-years old “specchia”, a huge accumulation of stones, built up by the Messapics as a watchtower. Enjoy the experience to climb up there, upper the olive groves, to get the best sightseeing of the Valle d’Itria. Didn’t you know? You were born here.

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Sport and wellness

Before sitting down at the table …you have to do your job! This place helps everybody’s passions. The sweet countyside is paradise for running, cycling, or simple trekking, looking for the most beautiful flowers of the season. If you love swimming you can dive into the pool, or moving to the enchanting coasts of Adriatic seas, just a halfanhour by car from here: when you get there, test your upgrades running on the beach or dive into hot waters riding our kayak. Don’t you feel to walk through the house gate? Then you can play soccer, football, volley or messapic tennis on our soft grasses. But if last night you stayed up late, just have a relaxing watergym session, or enjoy a funny dive contest in the pool, or just lay close to the hydromassage. Anyway and anyhow, you deserved it!

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Pathways

You can have a sea holiday, between soft beaches, golden dunes, enchanting natural reserves or terrific cliffs. You can also have a countryside holiday, searching for the “dolce vita” in the so called trullishire, in the heart of Valle d’Itria. You can even try a typical win&food itinerary, discovering the local supreme cuisine, authentic pride of the country. At least, you may even visit the extraordinary local heritages, treasures for the mankind. Or you can make it all at once, everyday: after you’ve riden a bycicle and you’ve visited an ancient cave church, you can buy fresh bread and cheese directly by the producers, at the farms settled allaround, and easy come and easy go along the countryside between the lovely trulli and monumental olive trees., following the cycle and pedestrian pathways that drive you from the hills to the sea. Such an amazing scenary for your eyes and your heart!

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