Crispiano: “the territory of the hundred farms”
Crispiano, a fascinating journey into the heart of the Taranto Murgia Hills, where history, art, culture and nature merge and give life to a unique landscape .Tradition and innovation in an ancient land kissed by the sun.
Crispiano is a small town of very ancient origins located in southern Italy. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times as witnessed by the numerous artifacts found, dating back to the Greek age, which are now housed in the National Archeological Museum in Taranto.
Located in the heart of Apulia Region and not far from the Itria Valley Crispiano is also known as “ The enchanted territory of the hundred farms or masserie”. Kilometre after kilometre, the beautiful mediterranean hills and plains covered by majestic centuries olive trees are dotted with masserie, built between the XV and XIX centuries. Their architectural style can vary from small rural houses to large imposing farms with closed courts, defensive walls, frescoed churches, hypogeum oil-mills, medieval towers and endless dry walls. Each masseria is a jewellery box full of hidden treasures.
At any time of the year tourists are guided to discover unspoilt landscapes, masserie, rocky caves complexes, plants of botanical interest. This area also offers pleasant walks through natural surrounding that live in perfect harmony with the local eco-system.
A long-lasting eno-gastronomic experience offers a large variety of dishes of the local tradition as well as the famous local tasty roast meat provided by the typical “Rosticcerie”.
A large variety of services is available to tourists including accomodation in masseria, Hotel, agriturism and B&B, Equestrian shows provided by Murgian horses, horse drawn carriages tours, folk shows, tasting of local products, show cooking, guided tour through to the ravines area, cycling tours, trekking and Hiking.
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Top things to do
The presence of one hundred fortified farms offers the chance to get in touch with the varied local territory through thematic and customized tourist routes that bring to the discovery of art, culture, history and traditions. A fascinating journey inside an astonishing rural culture during which tourists are guided to discover the farms and the various artistic expressions of the rural world up to the most modern forms of Agriculture and Breeding.
It is a real journey of “senses”, an authentic route in search of old and new flavours, where masserie offer high quality products like extra-virgin olive-oil, wine, dairy products, focacce and salumi. Furthermore, a long-lasting eno-gastronomic experience offers a large variety of dishes of the local tradition among which the famous local tasty roast meat prepared by the typical “Rosticcerie”.
The naturalistic route is a dive into a wonderful nature and a pleasant walk through unspoilt landscapes and hills covered by the Mediterranean scrub, greener pastures, ancient olive trees and typical plants of botanical interest as well as rocky cave complexes.
Activities and free time
Crispiano offers a large varieties of sport and free time activities like:
cycling, hiking, trekking, horse riding, equestrian shows provided by Murgian horses, horse drawn carriages tours, folk shows, show cooking, didactic laboratories, cultural events.
The Living Crib rappresentation (december- january), The summer Carnival (july), Crispiano in bloom (may), The spicy pepper festival (september), Pumpkin and yellow-red Tomato festival (september), The mushroom festival (october)