||27 Jun 2019
ANTICA MASSERIA called "Ferrara", located in Taranto, in the district of Ferrara, near Grottaglie, tells the story of the city of ceramics through the fertile and clayey land from which it is surrounded. On the first floor it consists of two dwellings, th
- Property ID: 37794348
- Location: Taranto
- Property Type: House
- Prices: £ 853,053 / € 950,000 / $ 1,158,335
ANTICA MASSERIA called "Ferrara", located in Taranto, in the district of Ferrara, near Grottaglie, tells the story of the city of ceramics through the fertile and clayey land from which it is surrounded. On the first floor it consists of two dwellings, the first consists of an entrance - living room, three bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms, a kitchen, corridors and another large living room with a barrel vault with exposed stone. The second consists of entrance - hallway, living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. On the ground floor there are 12 rooms in total. The original structure of the manor house dates back to the 1600s and looks in the distance at the two breasts of the small sea. During the following century it was fortified for defensive and enlarged purposes. Thus the caretaker's house and a guesthouse were built. It was also enriched with a mill and other working environments where cheese was made and, depending on the historical periods, other raw materials were processed coming from the surrounding fields, such as cereals, vegetables, tobacco, thus giving work and shelter to the huge crowd of families that enlivened every corner. It was probably the dowry of a girl of good family, given, together with the farm, to the cloistered nuns, of which it remained property until 1870. After a few decades it was bought by Antonio Cavallo and is still owned by his descendants. Surrounded by beautiful and productive olive groves with a total area of about 19 hectares. The masseria is situated a short distance from important road and motorway junctions, therefore it is ideal for the creation of a tourist-receptive structure. Suggestions of a long history that smells of the sacred and the profane, of solitary reflection and noises of family, sea and land. Harmonious contrasts that characterize the wonderful land of Puglia.