Furnirussi Tenuta, Puglia, Italy
Located in a cosy countryside corner of Puglia, lush Mediterranean gardens sits within the modern estate of Furnirussi Tenuta and is home to 4,500 fig trees across 12 hectares of land making this the largest organic fig farm in Europe. Fig is a symbolic representation of agricultural importance to Puglia and Salento, which is why the cultural essence is heavily emphasised to add intrinsic strokes of curiosity and beauty. It also plays the backdrop for outdoor activities and is a point of great consideration for each aspect of the luxury suites and fitness rooms at this estate.
From the hills to the Ardriatic Sea, Furnirussi boasts a serene ambience and landscapes of dense greenery allowing guests to embark on a refreshing journey of enlightenment and relaxation throughout their stay. Crisp, clean air complete with spreads of natural beauty, mornings will begin with dynamic Vinyasa Yoga surrounded in bursts of aromas expelled from the olive groves followed by exercises carried out in the hazy, ochre-coloured meadow flower fields, finished with an evening of gentle Yin Yoga and meditation by towering camphor trees and the bio-design pool inspired by a lagoon. Hospitality has been revised and reimagined in this sacred space of Puglia with Furnirussi Tenuta.
Be physically and emotionally nourished with meals made from locally produced farm products including seasonal fruits and vegetables from the Furnirussi farm, located on the estate. Rediscover the art of eating as a means to boost happiness on a tour around the fig farm, learning traditional Puglisi cooking traditions with a local chef and a bank of easy to do recipes to choose from at home.
Explore the region further through bike excursions and trails along craggy rocks to discover iconic and historical landmarks of the Otranto countryside that embodies Puglia’s history. From afar, admire views of the blending yet emerging structure of the powder-white estate encircled by vibrant blooms and in-between gardens to enjoy still moments of tranquillity and marvel. To strike another line through the things of must do in Puglia enjoy a wine and olive oil degustation for a true taste of Italy’s hallmark produce.
This programme is exclusively designed for Balance Holidays to help you cultivate psychophysical balance, build strength and improve flexibility all under the aesthetic principle of simplicity at the Furnirussi farm estate, a beautiful 5-star resort hotel of Salento.
This retreat is run by Jennifer Ursillo.
Jennifer is an international yoga teacher (RYT500) and fitness influencer based between Rome and Miami. She has headlined for events such as Wanderlust 108 and Race for the Cure. Growing up as a competitive swimmer, she discovered yoga in her mid 20’s as a way to complement her fitness lifestyle. She not only fell in love with the physical aspects of yoga, but also the mental aspects of knowing, understanding and realizing the mind. After practicing for a few years, she went on to study Ashtanga Yoga (RYT200) in Rishikesh, India in 2014. After teaching full-time for three years she was ready to deepen her yoga education and went on to study Vinyasa Yoga with Jason Crandell in London (RYT300). An avid CrossFitter, runner, and overall athlete, Jennifer’s experience and lifestyle have continuously inspired her to create unique methods of teaching Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga for Athletes. Jennifer’s classes, workshops, and retreats are playful and inspiring. Through her detailed and attentive guidance, students will build strength, cultivate balance, and improve body awareness by using conscious movement, breath, alignment, and mindfulness as tools to explore their true selves.
With its ancient elegance and countryside charm, the aesthetic principle of each suite is the luxury of simplicity. Following a neutral palette of whites and beiges, each suite is equipped with a generously sized King sized bed, sofa, work-desk, a contemporary bathroom and shower which is also suitable for disabled people. As the suite is located on the ground floor, access to the front patio and private garden can be made through the wide and air glass panel sliding door.
The Junior Suite Classic is further equipped with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, mini-bar, a safe to ensure all belongings are safely stored away, a walk in closet, satellite TV, a kettle and exclusive hotel amenities made from fig including a beauty kit with shower gel, shampoo, body lotion as well as body sponge, bathrobe, towel and slippers to offer additional luxury and a guaranteed comfortable, relaxing stay.
Explore, learn and discover together in the company of others in a range of exclusively curated activities and classes at Furnirussi Tenuta. From basking in the Mediterranean sunshine on a sunbed by the infinity swimming pool to trails around the property, embrace the aromatic scents, colours and flavours of the different types of fig trees in the garden or relax with a spa and massage in the ultra-modern treatment rooms. Also available is a glass-box fitness room looking out towards the enthralling green spaces and to re-energise, indulge in an unparalleled and traditional dining experience in the resort’s restaurant, Il Ficheto.
Re-energise and indulge in an unparalleled dining experience for a true taste of Puglia at the resort’s restaurant, Il Ficheto. Sourcing locally farmed ingredients incorporated with traditional culinary concepts, the menu is updated seasonally to offer only high quality and exquisite dishes to guests whilst complementing the best wines from renowned wine cellars of Salento. Situated in a picturesque atmosphere, escape the ordinary with Furnirussi Tenuta.
Craggy rocks carve the path around the land now home to 4,500 fig trees across 12 hectares of land, leading to the ivory-pink stoned countryside estate, sitting humbly centred within the grandeur of its setting. Rich scents colours and flavours of fresh blooms and sprouting bulbs unite together to sweep guests into a utopia of bliss. An escapism fix to activate spiritual rejuvenation and nurture psychophysical balance all the while being completely detached from distractions as you embark on a new journey in a never experienced before retreat at Furnirussi Tenuta in Puglia.
Gym, spa, massage, swimming, sunbathing, running trail.
Luxury in a bubble, Furnirussi Tenuta is a rural retreat tucked away in the cosy countryside corners of Salento, Puglia. Set on a 4,500 fig tree plantation, the largest in Europe, 2km away from Serrano and a short drive to the coastal beaches, the estate is an aromatic paradise of old mixed with new in this spacious hole by Southern Italy.
Embedded with a strong cultural identity linked to the Greek, Salento is formally known as Terra d’Otranto with architectonical integrity recalling major Greek cities of white houses without roofs which has since become the unique character of local ivory-pink stoned estates at Salento.
Map credit © OpenStreetMap contributors
The closest airport to the Furnirussi Farm estates is Brindisi Airport. The estate is happy to organise a transfer for you through their preferred local company. Please email email@example.com quoting “Transfer” in the subject line. This transfer service is included as part of the cost of this programme.
If instead, you wish to rent a car or book a taxi from the airport, please quote the below address to bring you directly to the location. Total distance is just over 60km and if local traffic conditions permit, total journey time should be approximately one hour. Alternatively, a pickup car can be arranged to bring you to the estate. Please contact us for further information regarding this service.
Azienda Agricola Furnirussi
Strada Comunale Scine, 29
73020 – Serrano di Carpignano Salentino (LE)
Our Restoring Harmony Fig Farm Estate Retreat begins on the 18th April 2019. An arrival and initiation ceremony takes place at 5 pm therefore we suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the airport/train station to the estate. As a general rule, guests will be allowed to check-in from 1 pm on the day of arrival. On the day of departure, as part of our programme, there will be a morning yoga session followed by breakfast however, you are welcome to depart earlier to suit your personal agenda. Please contact us if you have any enquiries regarding check-in and check-out.
Join our community and stay informed about new retreats