Pioneers of environmental sustainability

InnovAction Soc. Coop. Startup Innovativa

is a group of young pioneers of environmental sustainability in Puglia. Among their most successful projects is the Melpignano composting plant and the now well-known “Ecofesta” label, a certification for events that are organised in a sustainable manner. They are also behind Puglia Eco Travel, a responsible tourism project in which Innovaction acts as a link between the new green entities in the area – farms, agritourism and events with a high ‘eco-rating’ – weaving a true ‘network of sustainability’. It is among this network that travelers discover itineraries rich in unexpected experiences and places, combined with a series of creative eco-services, such as the figure of the ‘eco-companion’, a toolkit for the perfect eco-traveler and educational workshops on ecology.

Vegetable and legume production

Corrado Losavio

in Tuglie, is a specialist grower of vegetables and legumes, some of which are ancient local varieties. There you will find, for instance, the Galatina chicory, the ‘mugnulo’ which is a type of Salento broccoli, and the Sannicola curly pea, the firm’s flagship product. Overseeing everything and keeping old traditions alive is “Nonno Gelso”, a 200-year-old mulberry tree!
Receptivity immersed in nature

Agriturismo Lu Schiau

located on the uplands of Serrano, 10 km from Otranto and its magnificent beaches, is a retreat immersed in nature, perfect for a relaxing and purifying holiday. You will enjoy delicious dishes based on traditional recipes and using organic products picked locally. Some of their specialties include prickly pear fries and unique combinations of jams made from fruit available only here.

Production of typical and seasonal cheeses

Azienda Agricola Caseificio Sciacuddri

is an artisan dairy farm located in the countryside between Aradeo and Cutrofiano. It specializes in the production of typical and seasonal cheeses: fresh pecorino cheeses such as primosale in winter and cacioricotta in summer, or giuncata, marzotica or crescenza. The sheep here live an enviable life, largely foraging all day on wild grasses and, for this reason, Sciacuddri cheeses have unique flavors linked to this particular land.
Music, nature, events and workshops

Agricampeggio Le Fattizze

is a unique campsite, where outdoor tourism meets natural agriculture as well as music and events. It is also a family home whose owners are always open to hospitality and exchange. Over the years it has become a laboratory of self-build and self-production, of cultural and creative activities. Within the young 5-hectare forest of about 5000 trees, there meanders a multi-sensorial educational path, fully accessible according to the principles of ‘design for all’.
Organic and wellness farm

Agricola Samadhi

a unique organic farm where everything revolves around wellbeing. In this oasis of great charm, you will in fact find the headquarters of the YIS – Yoga In Salento – European leader in the sector and for years a favorite destination of internationally renowned yoga masters from all over the world.
Organic oleary laboratory and widespread hospitality

Azienda Agricola Agrosì

is an olive farm with two centuries of history behind it. Their extra virgin olive oil has unmistakable characteristics, determined by the special care they take during harvesting and milling. Part of the farm’s 5000 olive trees, located on the sierra of Supersano, fall in the area of the Parco dei Paduli, a very large area that for some time now has been protected and enhanced with a variety of exciting cultural projects.
Sustainable agriculture and responsible tourism

Terrarossa, soc. coop.

is a social cooperative whose aims are the requalification of rural environments and the reintegration of young unemployed and disadvantaged people into sustainable agriculture and responsible and community tourism. The Cooperative also enlivens the spaces of “Sapori Autentici di Comunità” of the Baronial Palace of Tiggiano and guarantees the usability of the library and the exhibition of rural civilization.
Tour operator for bikes

Salento Bici Tour – I Slow You

has, from 2011, been promoting the bicycle as a means of locomotion through its project “Salento Bici Tour – I SLOW YOU”, one of the major tour operators for cycling holidays. Promoting sustainable mobility always goes hand in hand with an appreciation of all the territory has to offer and of the companies, associations and events that help to sustain it. If cycling has taken hold in Salento, we have to thank Salento Bici Tour – I SLOW YOU.