A day dedicated to Basilicata flavours.
We will begin the experience with a tour in the farm: we will reach with off-road vehicles the plantation, where I will explain origins and curiosity about our pistachio trees, we will take a short walk in the plantation enjoying a beautiful and uncontaminated landscape. Trekking enthusiasts can request to reach the plantation through a path among ancient sheep tracks immersed in the Basilicata countryside (5 km one way or 10 km round trip).
Back from the countryside, we will continue the experience at the farmhouse tasting our pistachio specialities. If you want, you can adopt your own pistachio tree from San Mauro Forte.
We will have lunch in our farm to taste together some dishes from Basilicata. After lunch, we will visit some local farms that produce delicious food such as truffles, snails and cheeses.
Not only food and wine: you will have the opportunity to visit, independently or with a guide, the ancient medieval village of San Mauro Forte with baronial palaces, medieval churches, the Norman tower with its multimedia museum, the wine museum, Palazzo Arcieri Bitonti, which houses the museum of rural life and the “traveling in Basilicata” multimedia museum.
The experience includes a dinner at the restaurant and a one-night stay at our own house located within the farm, with a double bed, two single beds, a bathroom and a kitchenette.
The Food Expert: driven by the enthusiasm of an elderly producer, the pioneer of pistachio in Basilicata, in 2005 I decided to bet on pistachio cultivation. So I left with my father for Greece, where we bought the first 1,200 trees. Our farm boasts about being one of the very few, if not the only Italian farm, to grow organic pistachio.
|Where||San Mauro Forte, Matera – 40 min from Matera, 70 min from Bari|
|When||From the 1st of April to the 31st of October – duration 1 day|
|Start time||Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert|
|Language||Italian, English and German|
|Some tips||It is possible to customise the experience with professional guide and shuttle service from Bari airport.|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 80,00
Cancellation policy: all bookings can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
What to remember: the Expert will respond within 24 hours. No amount will be charged to the card.
Driven by the enthusiasm of an elderly producer, the pioneer of pistachio in Basilicata, in 2005 I decided to bet on pistachio cultivation. So I left with my father for Greece, where we bought the first 1,200 trees.
To these first trees of the Aeginis variety, one of the best pistachios in the world, we have added over the years two famous varieties: the Kerman and the Neapolitan variety, which is the same grown in Bronte. Currently we take care of about 4,000 trees on an area of almost 16 hectares and the farm boasts about being one of the very few, if not the only Italian farm, to grow organic pistachio.
Today our farm grows precious pistachio in a plantation among the hills of Basilicata, in San Mauro Forte in the province of Matera: a village rich in history with 32 baronial palaces, medieval churches, the Norman tower with a multimedia museum and a museum of rural life.
In the area you can visit Matera, famous for its “Sassi” – stone houses carved out of caves and cliffs –, Craco, the ghost town where Mel Gibson shot the film “The Passion” and the small Lucanian Dolomites, where you can admire two of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Pietrapetrosa and Castelmezzano.