Valle d'Itria

Walking in the Barsento Natural Oasis

  • 08/10/2019
  • Maria Teresa Acquaviva
  • Hiking
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A journey immersed in nature, archaeology and millennia of history, dedicated to the Barsento Natural Oasis in the Noci countryside.

Stage I: The Natural Oasis. It follows the ancient route of the medieval Via Barsentana, sometimes still paved, surrounded by a lush nature rich in the typical plants of the south-east Murgia, with oaks also monumental, many shrubs of the Mediterranean Bush, arable land and pastures. In fact, the whole area has been humanized for centuries with many masserie (farm), some very ancient. You also visit a typical karst cave and some places where there have been archaeological finds of remote eras and places where recent human activity, linked to the pastoral agricultural economy, can be found.

Stage II: the Church of St. Mary of the Barsento, a medieval religious site whose current structure consists of parts built between the 12th and 14th centuries. Recent restorations and recent archaeological research have added important details to the history of the religious site and unearthed the remains of a monumental fresco in the central apse depicting a Déesis. From the panoramic terrace of the Barsento farm you can enjoy spectacular views of the Canale di Pirro.

Duration: 3 hours or so.
Clothing: comfortable shoes, if summer is recommended clothing "onion" (layered clothing).
Easy path with some skilful notice.
On request you can combine a final tasting of local products.
To book, write to or call 320.5753268.

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