It is a story about an idea and the love for the territory

Le Fabriche – Masseria in vigna was brought to light at the end of the 1990s from Alessia Perrucci’s idea of creating a travel experience that links to a charming hospitality with wine production, to which the area has been devoted for centuries.

Le FABRICHE Relais consists of three main buildings the Masseria (in Italian, a traditional farmhouse), with a restaurant, relax rooms, and a lounge bar; the Ovili (lit. the sheepfold), an independent space next to the main building – which once was a sheepfolds,while now it’s a large multifunctional room with a panoramic view, used for meetings and small events. Next to it, there is Le Fabriche Suite. Lastly, our Junior Suites, located in the olive grove, in a contemporary design, completely surrounded by nature.

The Masseria

It’s a place of history, a 17th-century residence overlooking the estate from the heights of the Murge plateau. Its position offers a unique view over a picturesque natural amphitheater, shaped by the olive trees and the vineyards, both facing South towards the Jonian Sea, which is only 3 km away.

The History

The estate has kept its historic name: in the 10th century, the word “Fabrice” (see Lizier) was referred to the buildings intended for the Lord’s dwellings and the premises devoted to the needs of the farm. Le Fabriche is situated on the Jonian coast of Salento, in Maruggio, a small town in the province of Taranto, settled between the 11th and 10th century over the ruins of the old hamlets of Castigno, Olivaro, and S. Nicolò (see De Giorgi). The origin of this town’s name it's controversial: it was either named after “Marrubio” - once a common plant in the area, widely used for its healing properties, or “Marubium” - due to its proximity to the Jonian sea. Historians have mentioned it among the places given in fief in Terra d’Otranto (land of Otranto) “Casale Marugii quod fuit Templariorum” - thus demonstrating that its territory was partly granted to the Knights Templar until the suppression of the Order in 1312, and partly to the Benedictine monks of Brindisi. The fief was later donated to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and became their Master Commenda between the 14th and 19th century.