Leonardo Martellotta

Key Info

Hand harvesting
Sea urchins
Italy
Savelletri
Italian
Savelletri (Forcatella)
Ricciolandia
2
3-10m
Yes

Details

Everyone in the area of Torre Canne celebrated at least once at the Restaurant Ricciolandia (litterally "Sea-urchins-land"), where Lenoardo serves its famous sea urchins, collected with its vessel "Ricciolandia".

He still collects the urchins by hand diving along the coast. Today he is ready to welcome you on the vessel to show you this ancient and charming fishing technique. 

The small vessel, just renovated, can host only 2 persons, ensuring a real experience.

“Pick-up” can be organized under request

“You Keep catch” can be agreed under request

For information on prices contact directly Leonardo at the number above or write to: info@cooperativaserapia.it.

Giovanni speaks Italian, but the researchers from Serapia can handle the reservations in English, Spanish or French.

Where requested, the tour can be accompained by a marine biologists from the research Cooperative Serapia, guiding the hosts in discovering of the coastal and underwater world.

THE ADRIATIC COAST

During the routes you can admire the wonders of the central area of the Adriatic coast, carachterized by long beaches with dunes and back-dune wetlands, interspersed with a rocky coast.

There are two protected areas

- the Regional Nature Park “Dune Costiere da Torre Canne a Torre San Leonardo”, in the area of the municipalities of Ostuni and Fasano; (http://www.parcodunecostiere.org/newsite/eng/index.php)

- the Protected Nature Reserve of Torre Guaceto, characterized by sandy dunes and beaches with its marine reserve. The exceptional backdrops, both rocky and sandy, preserve different animals and plants of particular beauty. (http://www.pugliaandculture.com/parks-of-puglia/protected-nature-reserve-of-torre-guaceto). 

Venturing towards the inner cities of the coast you can also admire the cities emblem of the Apulia as Alberobello an UNESCO site, Ostuni the white city, discovering and loosing you self into the backstreets full of colour of Polignano a Mare, and others to enjoy and live the real atmosphere of the Apulia.

Itineraries

Itinerary #1: Boat trip, nets hauling and tasting on board

[9:30 a.m.] Departure from the harbour

  • Sail with us to the area where the fishing nets have been set;
  • Admire the Adriatic coast from the sea;
  • Assist the fishermen in hauling the nets and find out with him the species caught;
  • Learn about the biology, stories and traditional receipts of the marine species;
  • Have a bath in a transparent sea with a guided snorkeling, while we prepare a traditional meal with the local catches;

[12:00 a.m.] Enjoy the lunch onboard with local specialities

[3:00 p.m.] Return to the harbour

Note: Available also from the 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with dinner on board.

The price (per person) includes a tour guide.

Price: 70.00 €
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Duration: 5 hours

Itinerary #2: Evening boat trip, nets hauling and tastings on board

[5:00 p.m.] Departure from the harbour

  • Sail with us to the area where the fishing nets have been set;
  • Admire the Adriatic coast from the sea;
  • Assist the fishermen in hauling the nets and find out with him the species caught;
  • Learn about the biology, stories and traditional receipts of the marine species;
  • Have a bath in a transparent sea, while we prepare a traditional meal with the local catches;

[9:00 p.m.] Return to the harbour and typical fish-dish tasting on the dock

The price (per person) includes a tour guide. 

 

Price: 60.00 €
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Duration: 4 hours

Itinerary #3: Boat trip and snorkeling

[10:00 a.m.] Departure from the harbour

  • Sail with us to the area where the fishing nets have been set;
  • Admire the Adriatic coast from the sea;
  • Have a bath in a transparent sea with guided snorkeling at the most beaitiful spots and caves in the area;
  • Learn about the biology, and the marine and costal environmen;

[1:00 p.m.] Return to the harbour

The price (per person) includes a tour guide.

Price: 40.00 €
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Duration: 3 hours

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