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Furnirussi Tenuta

Written by Aksel Ritenis


Furnirussi Tenuta is located in Serrano, in the heart of the Grecìa Salentina, surrounded by what is reputedly the largest organic fig plantation in Europe comprising 4500 trees on 20 hectares. It is designed as a 5 star hotel where the perfumes and colours of the Mediterranean countryside are a basic part of the atmosphere, at only 12 km from Otranto.


Furnirussi has 24 Junior Suites equipped with all luxury comforts. The bedrooms on the ground floor create a delicious court, embellished by a rich Mediterranean vegetation. The hotel also has two elegant Suite Superior’s both with enlarged terrace of 70 sq. metres, large bathrooms, cromotherapy showers and panoramic bathtubs.

The lobby, has an elegant chimney made of pietra leccese, welcomes guests in an ambience which re-enforces the precious design of the estate.




The bedrooms are located on the ground floor of the estate, equipped with king size beds, each room has a sofa and desk, bathroom and shower (special facilities for the disabled), and each room with view overlooking the internal courtyard and private garden. Moreover, the suites are equipped with all “mod cons” – air conditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, direct telephone line, internet connection and safe, so that no matter how hot it gets – and it does get very hot – one can take a respite from the heat.


The hotel Restaurant has a relaxed but efficient atmosphere. As a guest of the hotel I particularly enjoyed the breakfast buffet in the restaurant after a brisk swim in the delightful and large swimming pool! Of course, breakfast is so much more enjoyable after some exercise. I particularly enjoyed the Homemade pastries which reign supreme, with a proliferation of colours and fragrances. The accompanying coffee’s fragrance wafts through the restaurant, but if You are on a health kick You can choose from a selection of herbal infusions to face a day dedicated to complete wellness – with the right serenity. Your serenity and feelings of healthiness will be further enhanced by taking a Spa or receiving a relaxing massage.


For Events or Private meetings it is possible to take advantage of a private room in the comfortable restaurant and partake of the superb cuisine offered to the guests of Furnirussi Tenuta with the typical dishes of Salento, prepared by the talented chef Alessandro Pascali renowned for his outstanding creativity. The care and precision in selecting ingredients, thanks to seasonal products available from the Hotel’s Organic Kitchen Garden and the ability to enhance the local gastronomy gives guests an unforgettable “gourmet experience”.


Spa & Wellness

Multisensory relax, wellness paths and revitalizing and nourishing treatments: the care of your body and well-being of the mind are the main features of the SPA Furnirussi Tenuta.

Mediterranean fruit packs and skilled hands will make the experience in the wellness centre truly unique, with hydrotherapy courses, Kneipp, emotional shower, massage rooms and the hammam carved into calcareous stone.

The hotel also offers its guests several jogging and fitness trails, traversing through the largest European fig plantation. You can also have the attention of a personal trainer on request.


Location Details

Furnirussi tenuta is in Serrano (fraction of Carpignano Sal.no), among the villages of the Grecìa Salentina, at 12 km from Otranto, 9 km from Laghi Alimini, 25 km from Lecce, 30 km from Acaya Golf Club, 40 km from Gallipoli and Leuca, 70 km from Brindisi Airport.

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