Located in the heart of the ancient messapic city of Mesagne, Masseria Malvindi will host you in a magical and evocative location that will make your stay truly unforgettable.
There are many places of interest in Mesagne, which is considered one of the cities that represent in the best way and perfectly preserve the tradition of Baroque Puglia. If the old town is characterized by narrow streets but is noted especially for its heart shape, among the buildings of religious architecture it is worth visiting the Church of Sant'Anna, dating back to the seventeenth century and designed by Francesco Capodieci: inside there is a copy of the Deposition of Paolo Veronese. Very suggestive are also the church of San Leonardo and the Matrice Church, in the historic center, while behind the walls stands the Church of Santissima Annunziata.
We mentioned that this “salentina” town is known as the Florence of the South for the richness of its dominant architectural style, Baroque Lecce, and a remarkable example of this is represented by the Basilica of Santa Croce and the neighboring Convent of the Celestials, now the seat of the Prefecture. In addition to the buildings in the centre, the church of San Matteo, Sant'Irene and those of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Santa Chiara and Sant'Angelo should not be forgotten. You will have the opportunity to admire the skill of master stonemasons skilled in chiseling the malleable limestone Lecce, making decorations that still today enrich balconies, facades of buildings, terraces and halls.
The Salento is the wonderful southernmost peninsula of Puglia, the heel of the boot, surrounded by the sea on three sides. The Salento peninsula has experienced the development of tourism only in the last two decades. Before it was a remote land, with few places to sleep and some camping for a “low cost” holiday. The beaches of Salento are indeed among the most beautiful in Puglia. The colors of the red land and the turquoise sea are unique, the gastronomy is exceptional and the places to discover, from archeology to beaches, passing through cities and villages, are many.