Our vision is to create a place for visitors to regenerate and enjoy the diversity of the treasures in Salento. Our goal is to produce the best natural olive oil, preserve and care for our environment and have a positive impact.
Mitsue and George Bruderer, are a multicultural and world-travelled couple, always open to new adventures and challenges. Together they speak English, Swiss German, German, Italian, Japanese and French.
Since 2005 they have been working on the project Agriturismo L’UPUPA to turn the overgrown olive grove into a diverse agricultural land, which is at the same time a place of regeneration and indulgence. They have been producing natural olive oil, working on the preservation of the Trullo and growing vegetables and fruits.
Makoto is very passionate about Agriturismo L’UPUPA and aims to create a sustainable and eco-friendly business. After studying Adventure Tourism Management in New Zealand, and working over 10 years in the Outdoor and Marketing world, she is now focusing on bringing her experience into this venture. She loves traveling, outdoor sports, speaks six languages and helps you to realize special travel plans. Makoto is responsible for the marketing, website and administration for L’UPUPA.