In Puglia, you know, the sea is gorgeous. But there is also a lot of nature, you can also discover woods, lakes, karst areas, meadows inhabited by hundreds of birds, very deep canyons. Also to be visited out of season, for example in spring or autumn, when temperatures are still mild. So what does the area next to Masseria Baroni Nuovi reserve as for nature, as well as enchanting beaches and cliffs that plunge into the blue?
In the south, between wheat fields and tomato crops, there is Parco Regionale delle Dune Costiere: extended near Ostuni, between Torre Canne and Torre San Leonardo, it protects kilometers of beaches and coastal environment, where you can walk or cycle next to extraordinary dolmens (such as Montalbano one, dating back to the second millennium BC). The park accepted the challenge of the sustainable economy: is part of Slow Food, and are grown the Regina tomato and the precious wheat Senatore Cappelli. This variety of flour is also used in the Masseria Baroni Nuovi restaurant thanks to the collaboration with the Mulinum project, we love it!
Not far from Masseria Baroni Nuovi, there is a WWF nature reserve: the Riserva Naturale di Torre Guaceto, which includes dunes, marshes and large ancient olive groves. Here is nice to walk or cycle to discover the park: the starting point for walking or cycling routes is the modern visitor center. Finally, we point out the Riserva naturale Bosco di Cerano, extended between Brindisi and San Pietro Vernotico, it covers an area of about a thousand hectares.