The stylish business card I got in the tourist office located a short way from the sea, read so:
MES – EXPERIMENTAL ECOLOGIC MODEL Didactic Farm– Agriturismo
What a curios name I thought. I could not well define the place…is it just an Agriturismo or a Farm?
On the back of the card there was a nice image. It recalled a medieval miniature portraying a man and a woman dressed in pale pink. They were in front of a wheat field. The ears of wheat were so high and so thick as to be predominant in the scene…I later found out that wheat plays an important role at MES. The didactic laboratories are in fact all centred on wheat, flour and bread. Schools are invited to participate. Children are involved in the project through enjoying stories, and activities. Meetings are then organized to discuss on olive oil production, the ecology of the woods and organic agriculture. This is the way MES hopes to hand down to children love and respect for the countryside and nature.
MES – EXPERIMENTAL LOGIC MODEL was launched in 1988 as an experimental organic farm. The name is due to the origins. Later on, the place was restored respecting the original rural architecture. Two apartments and a double room were furnished in order to welcome guests.
The swimming pool has been installed in the wood. The atmosphere is so very quiet and peaceful. The woods have been preserved and taken care of to protect the natural habitat of several animals. At MES you can swim, practice some archery, have a walk in the woods, have a ride, attend taj-chi, cookery, Italian, painting courses. You can also just relax sitting under the patio or in the stylish living room. There are several books on the bookshelves: classics, novels, philosophy and anthropology writings.