BORGO SAN MARCO.
A millenary historic house.
Borgo San Marco, ancient estate owned by the Knights of St. John (that became the Knights of Malta), is situated in a huge millenary olive trees, centuries-old carobs, mastic and maquis grove. Architecture, art, nature: history makes itself felt in this spot, which stands out among a lush plain of olive-groves, to the east of Fasano.
The masseria "San Marco" was actually built next to a monastic village where Byzantine frescos can still be admired. There also are frescos of Settimio Carella from Martina Franca.
Enriched with watchtowers, machicolations and defensive walls, the core of the Borgo was built up in the xv century, supplied with the walls to avoid the dangerous assaults of the Turks.
Borgo San Marco is a member of the ADSI (Union of Italian Historic Houses Association) , a member of the so-called ASSOCIAZIONE AMBIENTE PUGLIA (Association for environmental and landscape protection) and also a FAI member (Found for Italian Environment).