Located in a cosy countryside corner of Puglia, lush Mediterranean gardens sits within the modern estate of Furnirussi Tenuta and is home to 4,500 fig trees across 12 hectares of land making this the largest organic fig farm in Europe. Fig is a symbolic representation of agricultural importance to Puglia and Salento, which is why the cultural essence is heavily emphasised to add intrinsic strokes of curiosity and beauty. It also plays the backdrop for outdoor activities and is a point of great consideration for each aspect of the luxury suites and fitness rooms at this estate.
From the hills to the Ardriatic Sea, Furnirussi boasts a serene ambience and landscapes of dense greenery allowing guests to embark on a refreshing journey of enlightenment and relaxation throughout their stay. Crisp, clean air complete with spreads of natural beauty, mornings will begin with dynamic Vinyasa Yoga surrounded in bursts of aromas expelled from the olive groves followed by exercises carried out in the hazy, ochre-coloured meadow flower fields, finished with an evening of gentle Yin Yoga and meditation by towering camphor trees and the bio-design pool inspired by a lagoon. Hospitality has been revised and reimagined in this sacred space of Puglia with Furnirussi Tenuta.
Be physically and emotionally nourished with meals made from locally produced farm products including seasonal fruits and vegetables from the Furnirussi farm, located on the estate. Rediscover the art of eating as a means to boost happiness on a tour around the fig farm, learning traditional Puglisi cooking traditions with a local chef and a bank of easy to do recipes to choose from at home.
Explore the region further through bike excursions and trails along craggy rocks to discover iconic and historical landmarks of the Otranto countryside that embodies Puglia’s history. From afar, admire views of the blending yet emerging structure of the powder-white estate encircled by vibrant blooms and in-between gardens to enjoy still moments of tranquillity and marvel. To strike another line through the things of must do in Puglia enjoy a wine and olive oil degustation for a true taste of Italy’s hallmark produce.
This programme is exclusively designed for Balance Holidays to help you cultivate psychophysical balance, build strength and improve flexibility all under the aesthetic principle of simplicity at the Furnirussi farm estate, a beautiful 5-star resort hotel of Salento.