Leonardo Martellotta

Hand harvesting
Sea urchins
Savelletri (Forcatella)
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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.


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.