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Italy / Borgo Egnazia

As featured in Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites

One of our handpicked family hotels for 2017

Open year round, this exclusive resort echoes the true authenticity of a Puglian Village, thanks to its dazzling interiors that combine tradition with modernity. Expansive grounds reveal three outdoor swimming pools and an array of accommodation. In addition to elegant and contemporary rooms in the luxurious hotel, there are spacious townhouses, most with Arabian gardens and private rooftop terraces offering views towards the Adriatic Sea. Exclusive three bedroom villas, tastefully furnished in a palette of neutral tones, boast expansive living areas, wrap-around balconies with private pools and gardens. Dining choices range from the sophistication of Due Camini to the delicious grilled fish of Pescheria da Vito, directly on the beach. This is a place that truly caters for all passions, allowing guests to experience the authenticity of Puglia life through an array of pastorally enthused pursuits, including olive harvesting and traditional cooking classes at the in-house cookery school specialising in plot-to-plate dining. The sumptuous Vair SPA provides pampering perfection, while creative clubs for kids and teens, a tennis academy, bicycles and two beach club - one sandy, one pebble beach - offering watersports comprises a full complement of activities. Keen golfers are well catered for with the 18-hole San Domenico course within putting-distance of the property.

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Apulian cooking and cycling at Borgo Egnazia

Channeling the hotel's 'from the earth to your plate' philosophy towards food, budding chefs can learn how to prepare dishes central to the Mediterranean diet. Uncover the secrets of the Massai Mimina as you learn how to make Apulian delicacies such as turnip orecchiette, pastas and rustic focaccia. Work off the extra calories by exploring this beautiful region by bike - the ultimate way to get acquainted with the surrounding bucolic landscape. Rent a bicycle from Borgo Egnazia and enjoy a picnic underneath the shade of an ancient olive tree.


Borgo Egnazia: Soul of Apulia

Every detail of Borgo Egnazia's Vair spa is infused with the soul of southern Italy. A land with healthy natural therapies and an unparalleled joie de vivre, this local reality served as inspiration for developing treatments in the spa. Patrizia Bortolin, the Spa Director, explains that their mission is to ensure that following treatments, their clients feel happier - a true psycho-emotional wellness approach. Built in the style of an authentic Apulian village dotted with ancient olive trees, it is no surprise this Puglian outpost was commended in the Tatler Spa Guide 2013.

An Apulian Oasis

Borgo Egnazia was given a full seal of approval from Noel Gallagher, former lead guitarist of Britpop band Oasis. His favourite hotel, Noel praised the property for having 'the best kids' club, brilliant pools and delicious seafood pasta.'

When is the best time to visit Italy?

Italy is a year round destination especially for city breaks, with a largely temperate climate with regional variations. Summers are hot especially from Rome southwards, whilst spring and autumn are mild. Winter in the south is warmer and drier than in the northern and central areas which can be much colder with snow fall in the mountainous regions.

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