Surrounded by secular olive groves and corn fields,
The recently restructured building is situated in Contrada San Leonardo in Vasto.
It is surrounded by a unique landscape, located in the immidiate neighbourhood of the mountains of Abruzzo and the most famouse seaside resorts. The skyblue colour, recreating the original colour of the eighteenth-century, found on an ancient brick recovered during the excavations, will delight the scenery suiting perfectly the shades of the sky and yellow corn fields.
The careful restoration of “La Masseria” has been carried out with extreme attention to the structural consolidation, technological adaptation and, in particular way, to the regeneration of the original materials of the period, which have been reused to adorn the 15 villas and duplexes making part of the structure. All of them have been restored in a unique style, including lodges, porches and large gardens with a private parking. All the units are fitted with underfloor heating, ideal to maintain warm large rooms. All the details of furniture and cladding, chosen with care and regard, take “La Masseria” back in time, immersing us in a rural luxury of another age.
Standing on the magnificent terraces, sometimes it is possible to admire the Adriatic Sea from one side and the Mount Majella from the other. It could be defined a small oasis just on the edge of the beautiful city of Vasto, a few miles far from the sea.
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Situated on the highest part of the hill and facing the summit of the first terrace of the flat Adriatic coast, La Masseria (form Italian the farmhouse) represents one of the rural residences of Rosellis in the middle of their large estate in San Leonardo.
Owned in the past by the counts Ricci, it represented a magnificent aristocratic residence among the countryside, created around the original building, dating back to the XVII century, which was continuously modified during the ulterior enlargements until the second half of the XIX century, when it finely became what we can still admire: a wonderful example of the rural architecture miraculously conserved till our days.
Originally, these residences were created for the delegated farming. But thanks to the presence, although just temporary, of the owner, they give birth to a larger and more accurate agricultural management and strengthening of the local farming with the rationalization of continuously growing productive resources, deriving from the seasonal alternation in the cultivating of grain and annual tree cultivations.
The same happened with the estate we are examining: alongside with the beginning of cultivation of the lands, previously used only as grazing ground, with the consequent confinement of the stables for the cattle; the rich counts Ricci enlarged the simple farmhouse of the XVII century with the annexed houses of the local families, added new stables, warehouses, driers and warehouses for legumes and straw, ovens and a well, which were added to what we consider today a summer domus gentilizia (a noble residence) on the first floor.