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We are ready for a new season!
Friday 1st April we will open the doors of Masseria Fontana di Vite and welcome spring. A first step to meet you again surrounded by nature and its amazing colors. Imagine yourself in nature, feeling the quiet and intimacy of the mild temperatures of spring evenings, spending a few days in a unique setting. Start planning your trip, think about the activities you would like to do and the experiences you absolutely do not want to miss.
Then, book your exclusive stay at Masseria Fontana di Vite. Whether you want to spend a few days in total relaxation or are looking for an environment in which to combine remote work and travel experience, we have surprises to pamper you and let you spend unforgettable days. We are ready, we are waiting for you!
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Built in the 18th century, the mansion, originally owned by the aristocratic Gattini family, is surrounded by hundreds of acres of land which was once dedicated to the production of olive oil, wheat and other grains. The cat with a viper in his mouth, visible on the arch of the entrance of the now Masseria Fontana di Vite, is the Gattini crest.

The name, Fontana di Vite or 'Fountain of Lives', is inspired by an old tradition. The story tells of a spring located close to the Masseria, , which was so pure that the residents living in a village nearby would journey to that spot for its water. Before the building's 1806 expansion, the structure was comprised of the noble house residency, located on the first floor, and the warehouse with barrel vaults, on the ground floor, which was used to store the wheat. Other rooms around the courtyard were used as wine cellars and small storage depots.

In the early 1900s Fontana di Vite was significantly expanded with the addition of a chapel, an outdoor oven, two other large warehouses to store tobacco leaves and small houses for the farm workers called “Lamielle” due to the shape of the ceiling with small barrel vaults. At that time Masseria Fontana di Vite transformed into a rural village hosting almost 40 families.



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