Il Frantoio – Puglia

Bagni di Lucca and Beyond

We stayed at Il Frantoio near Ostuni while on our visit to Puglia.  Frantoio means olive press or crusher.  The beautiful agriturismo is set in an old country farm surrounded by centuries old olive trees.  The rooms and common areas are delightfully decorated and very comfortable.

While the setting is absolutely stunning, the star of the show is the food.  Everything served in the restaurant is grown and produced on the organic farm or picked wild in season.  We went to Il Frantoio before I started the blog, so I don’t have photos of the food, which is a crying shame, because it was some of the most delicious and well presented food I have tasted and seen.  Fortunately their website has great photos.    You can tell that everything is grown with pride and love and the staff were delighted to serve our food and tell us about its journey to the…

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