A VERY ANCIENT HISTORY
An enchanting scenery In the heart of Salento that, thanks to the establishment of parks and protected areas, has always retained its magic. The beauty of the landscape, its artistic wealth, its hospitality, and quality of life: this is a region, that of the Salento and Terra d’Arneo, with an intense ancient history, made up of encounters and a mix of different cultures, of arrivals and departures, of invasions and peasant struggles for land, labour, and the dignity of life. A history that has made it what it is today: a hospitable, unique land that is full of charm.
PRAISE TO OUR FERTILE LAND
The Terra d’Arneo, the rural heart of the Salento, is the cornerstone of our award-winning extra virgin olive oil. A precious territory, suspended between land and sea, cradle of the Mediterranean landscape, increasingly valued for the resources it is able to offer. A corner of paradise that brings nature to the table. Here, “liquid gold”, as virgin olive oil was called by Homer, is steeped with the flavors of the land of the Puglia region.
A characteristic flavor, a superstitious shape – that of the “cornula”, the carob – and a fertile soil: these are the ingredients that have nourished the trees of the manor farm and, with them, our entire family, generation after generation. The tradition that is renewed over the centuries is represented by the Azienda Agricola La Cornula, as confirmed by its millstones, centuries-old olive trees, and ancient olive mills that narrate the respect and dedication of the people of Puglia for their land.
EXPERIENCES IN SALENTO:
FOOD AND WINE, NATURE, AND ART
The Salento is rich in countless treasures to discover.
Here are some tips on how to best experience unforgettable moments in the heart of this fine land.