At the historic Masseria Susafa, it’s time to harvest the wheat.
During the peak summer months, the fields are mature and golden, and the warm sun illuminates the ears of wheat. To celebrate this moment, we are offering the chance to take a trip back in time, to retrace the steps of this ancient practice and discover its secrets.
This ancient tradition wanted men to harvest the wheat and women to help with the tying process. Today, we want to recreate that atmosphere and allow you to relive the past and rediscover the love and dedication that our ancestors put into the harvest after a long winter of work.
We will cross the long golden expanses on foot and observe the men while cutting the wheat. A setting rich in tradition and love for the land.
Surrounded by greenery and in the shade of the poplar trees, we will enjoy a refreshing aperitif accompanied by the “companatico” that in the past the women used to prepare for their husbands before they faced a long day in the fields.
The next day, still inebriated by the smell of wheat freshly harvested, we will be ready to knead a fragrant fresh bread.
The day begins with a rich breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, bread and jam, homemade at the Masseria in a natural way according to tradition. This is the best way to recharge your body with energy.
At 17:30 we will prepare for an excursion lasting about three hours. We will walk through the golden wheat fields until we reach the men who are harvesting the wheat with a combine. After hearing their stories, they will explain to us how this craft has changed over the years with the help of machinery. We will rest and enjoy a refreshment in the shade of the poplars, near an ancient drinking trough surrounded by nature. During this relaxing pause, we will taste an aperitif designed to exalt the tastes of summer and we will prepare to return to the Masseria.
A hands-on cooking class will be held the next day, during which we will prepare fresh bread.
It will be possible to relax with a massage intended to activate your circulation and relieve daily stress. A real treat for your psycho-physical wellbeing.