based on 7 nights
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per person for 7 nights, based on a family of 4 staying in a Borgo Cassetta Magnifica room on a half board basis and including transfers.
At a Glance
Stylish accommodation which embraces typical Puglian features and creates the perfect backdrop for your relaxing holiday!
Borgo Egnazia offers a range of activities, take your pick from one of the three enormous swimming pools or enjoy a round of golf on the 18-hole course.
The wine and olive oil served in the restaurant are all delicious and locally sourced in Puglia but the olives in the main restaurant are to die for, the best we have ever tasted!
Best time to Visit
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The climate in Puglia is generally warm sunny and dry in April/May and again in October with the risk of the odd shower of rain. Sometimes it can be cool in the evenings. By June the weather settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can get a bit humid. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. June and September are particularly pleasurable months.
To start planning your holiday to Borgo Egnazia
Borgo Egnazia is one of the Mediterranean’s most luxurious hotels. Set within 20 hectares along the Puglian coast of Southern Italy, it's perfect for couples as well as families wanting to take advantage of the well-appointed children's club.
Borgo Egnazia has been designed on a traditional Apulian village all set within 20 hectares along the Puglian coast of Southern Italy. It has been created using traditional craftsmanship blended sympathetically with the local architecture and history that typifies this undiscovered region of Italy. All materials have been sourced locally from the stone, marble, plants and wood.
The hotel is composed of three different areas; La Corte (hotel), Borgo village and Villas. The hotel accommodation ranges from standard Corte Bella rooms to spacious one and two bedroom suites, many of which can interconnect. All rooms have a contemporary, Mediterranean feel with neutral tones, white limestone walls, traditional fabrics and spacious living. Many of the hotel rooms offer views of the Adriatic Sea to the distance, nearby hills or the hotel’s stunning pool area. The Egnazia Spa featuring a modern day interpretation of a Roman bath house is situated at the hotel along with two enormous outdoor swimming pools, restaurant and bar. The restaurant offers a rich bounty of sun-grown produce, experience the fresh ingredients and enticing flavours of Puglia.
The 30 villas (spread across eight separate buildings) all have three bedrooms spread over three floors and are the most luxurious and exclusive accommodation at the resort. Outside, each villa features a private garden, private pool, wrap around balconies and a roof terrace where the stunning panoramic views can be enjoyed. For larger groups it is also possible to take two villas side by side.
Accommodation in the Borgo (meaning 'village' in Italian) includes beautiful, spacious 1 or 2 bedroomed townhouses with a small kitchenette, open plan with the sitting room and outdoor courtyard. There is also a traditional Apulian village square, further restaurants and the family friendly pool which is heated from mid-May.
The Trullalleri children's club for children aged eight months to eight years is a bright and airy club that has been cleverly divided and designed for each age group. Half days are possible at the club.
There is also a club for older children and teens, aimed for those aged 8 - 16 years. The club's base is in the games room with access to air hockey and table tennis.
At Borgo Egnazia there is a fantastic range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and space requirements. Guests can choose to be centrally located in the main hotel (La Corte), independent in the three-bedroom villas around the perimeter of the resort or in the one of the terraced townhouses within the Borgo. Whatever type of accommodation you choose, each has been beautifully styled and decorated in creams and neutral tones with a Puglian twist.
The main hotel has 63 elegant guest rooms with locally quarried limestone walls and cream decor. Modern luxury influences the rooms, perfectly evident in the spa style bathrooms. All rooms boast balconies or rooftop terraces.
The three bedroom villas represent the pinnacle of Adriatic luxury. Each villa has a private pool and wraparound terrace.
The Borgo is a re-creation of a typical Puglian village complete with a central Piazza. The Townhouses vary in type and layout but each follow the theme of the hotel with the stylish neutral interiors blended with typical Puglian design features.
The Villa Stupenda is a three-storey villa surrounded by a large private garden with a gazebo and pool and has a rooftop terrace. The Villa has two living areas, one with fireplace, a large kitchen with dining table and three en-suite bedrooms. The Villa measures 250 sqm and can accomodate up to 6 guests and 2 children.
|La Corte Magnifica||
La Corte Magnifica rooms are our suites in La Corte, featuring a bright living area with two sofas, a large stone table next to an exquisite decorative fireplace. The separate bedroom is both spacious and stylish, with a super king-size bed and a large bathroom. The suite’s private terrace is equipped with table, chairs and some sun loungers allowing guests to enjoy the view over the swimming pool, the olive groves or the San Domenico golf course and the blue Adriatic sea.
The kids club is situated in the Borgo and is known locally as Trullalleri. It is a fantastic custom designed space for children embracing the traditional lives of the local Apulians and what typifies this region of Italy. The club caters for children aged eight months - 7 years and is opened daily from 9am - 6pm. The indoor area has been divided into age appropriate areas by the traditional Trulli houses. Each day there is a varied and interesting activity programme designed for each age group which makes the most of the facilities and activities available in the resort.
Probably the largest and best play area in Italy is situated in a walled courtyard and features an impressive adventure playground complete with wobbly walkways, spring bridge, slides, nets to climb and a fireman's pole. Other features include giant sized games like noughts and crosses, a mini amphitheatre for story-time and plays. For the younger members, there is a grassed play area with a good selection of equipment.
As well as the Trullalleri children's club, there is a club for older children and teens called the Tarantari & Marinai Club. The team primarily look after older children from 8-16 years in a fun and active style. The animation team have a base in the games room which has a table tennis table, air hockey, Wii to name a few. The club is open from 10am - 6pm.
Babysitting is available, but pre-booking is essential.
Available at an additional charge. This is arranged through the children's club manager.
|Children 7 months - 3 years||
There is an additional charge for this service. Guests can pay by the hour or by the day. Discounts are available for weekly bookings. Pre booking is recommended. The Creche is open from 9- 6pm.
|Children 3 - 7 years||
The children's club offered on a complimentary basis for this age group however there is a local charge for lunch. The club is open from 9am -6pm daily and pre booking is recommended.
There is also a supervised tea available at an additional charge from 6pm - 8pm for this age group.
|Tarantari & Marinai Teen Club||
The Marina Club is run by a group of Italian activity specialists (who are also fluent in English) that particularly specialise in sporting activities. It is aimed at children aged 8 years to 12/13 years old.
For Teenagers there is the Tarantari Club, which caters for older children 13 - 16 years. The club organises a wide ranges of activities, such as climbing and pool games plus has wii, xbox and a great wi-fi network, so they can stay in touch with friends back home.
In the evenings the team is available until 10pm for all age groups (except the young ones) with a fun programme of entertainment, including Movie Night and Fun Fair.
|Trullalleri Kids Restaurant||
The Trullalleri Kids Restaurant offers a Mediterranean and healthy cuisine based on fresh vegetables and simple dishes. Children will experience the traditional balanced Apulian dishes. Open:
From June to August
Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00 (taken in La Frasca or Trattoria La Mia Cucina restaurants) 20 euros
Dinner: 18:00 – 19:30 (Children’s area located near Trattoria Mia Cucina) 25 euros
Trullalleri Kids club staff will be at their disposal during meals.
There will be no additional cleaning charge for guests travelling with pets.
Only small dogs are allowed upon request and only in some room categories. No animals are allowed in the common areas except Bar areas or Calamasciola as long as dogs are kept with their owners or in the basket. Guests are required to inform the hotel about pet presence at the moment of booking request.
All bicycles for guests staying in Villas (all categories) will be free of charge. One bicycle per person for the entire stay. For guests staying in the other categories for the peak season, la Corte and Borgo, bicycles will be free of charge for day use, as long as they are returned to Bike Point before closing time of the same day.
Borgo Egnazia has exceptional dining options fusing innovative flavours with authentic regional flare. Dine al fresco amid brilliant sunshine and sweeping views of the Adriatic sea. Due Camini is a particular highlight with its traditional vaulted ceilings and intimate fireplaces. There are also a number of bars to choose from especially in peak season, many of which have a snack menu.
Room service can be considered as an option for half board treatment, together with the outlets opened according to the season.
Due Camini is the main a la carte restaurant open all year round (with along with Porticato for pool bar and snacks) in a very refined and elegant atmosphere. It is situated at the main hotel by the pool. Here the resident chef creates his own sophisticated re-interpretation of typical Apulian dishes. Due Camini has just recently been awarded it's first Michelin Star thanks to Chef Andrea Ribaldone.
Breakfast 07.00 - 10.30
Lunch 12.30 – 14.30 (à la carte service or buffet upon guests occupancy)
Dinner 19.30 – 22.30
|La Frasca Restaurant||
Situated in the Borgo, this informal restaurant offers simple food often served buffet style, spiced-up by live cooking stations and outdoor barbecue. One of the porticato areas is dedicated to children where they can eat and play, supervised by the Trullalleri (children's club) staff.
01st May - 01st June
Apulian Dinner or pizza (Friday and Saturday) 19.30- 22.30
02nd June-15 September
Buffet Breakfast 07.00-10.30
Buffet Dinner 19.30-22.30
From 16th September
Apulian Dinner or pizza (Friday and Saturday) 19.30- 22.30
|Trattoria Mia Cucina||
Mia Cucina is the kitchen of La Frasca Restaurant, where guests can learn how to cook and discover our recipes and cooking secrets. In summer evenings guests can enjoy home-made traditional, local dishes prepared by our “Massaie”, plus pizzas and other oven baked products. Open:
June (Friday and Saturday only)
Apulian Dinner or pizza 19.30- 22.30
July and August:
Apulian Dinner or pizza 19.30- 22.30
Cala Masciola is situated at the beach closest to the hotel for relaxed dining by the sea. There is a selection of light meals including sandwiches and salads as well as main courses with a particular emphasis on local fresh fish. Also, from June to September there will also be a daily barbecue. Open seasonally May to October 0930 - 1830.
Bar Portico situated in the main hotel by the pool
May-14 September opening times 12.00-01.00
From 15th September opening times 10.00-01.00
May-September opening times 09.00-19.00
May-September opening times 09.00-19.00
July and August 09.00-19.00
Caffe della Piazzetta
July and August opening times 09.30-11.00
Stretched between Borgo Egnazia and the Adriatic sea lies the San Domenico 18 hole, par 72, championship golf course with stunning sea views at every tee. The local fishing village of Savelletri is within walking distance. The hotel provides 2 tennis courts, a games room with billiards, table tennis, table football, air hockey and board games, 4 outdoor pools, football pitch, an 18 hole championship golf course, cookery school, a small sandy beach with beach snack bar (10 minutes shuttle) and a tranquil, relaxing Spa.
|Bike Ride and Picnic||
Hire a bike from the hotel and take a guided tour through the local olive groves that surround the hotel and enjoy a private picnic for you and your family.
The roads and paths are flat with limited traffic so it a great way to get outdoors for all ages and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Puglia has to offer. At the same time, the knowledgeable guide will teach you all about the amazing history of the area and make sure that everyone is safe during the trip. When you reach half way, the guide will pull over in the olive groves where you can enjoy an amazing picnic with local produce from the surrounding farms.
The trips can last from 1 hour to all afternoon so there is something for everyone.
|Iyengar Yoga and Fure||
Available all year round except for high season, festivities and bank holidays .
A seminal opportunity to reverse the ageing of your body. Highly qualified instructors from Puglia, lead a variety of classes either relaxing, detoxifying, regenerating, corrective or specifically oriented to combat physical ageing.
Private or group classes take place in the large, beautiful and fully equipped Iyengar Yoga Studio.
Hugo Snell (Staff)
After an easy flight to Bari and a one-hour transfer you arrive at the beautiful Borgo Egnazia hotel in Puglia. Borgo Egnazia is a unique hotel designed like a traditional Puglian village; surrounded by ancient olive groves and just a stones throw from the coast. Everywhere you look you see quality design features and classic local touches such as the amazing fresh lemons and apples in the lobby and the local stone used throughout the hotel.
The accommodation is perfect for couples and families alike, the large Cassetta rooms and impressive villas being perfect for families as you get a generous amount of space both indoors and outdoors. The kids club and family pool area is also very impressive, allowing families a huge amount of space to relax and make noise without distracting adult-only groups by the main pool.
From the hotel you have exclusive access to two beaches which are completely private just for guests of the hotel. Cala Masciola beach restaurant is located just a 5-minute golf-buggy ride from the hotel where you can enjoy long lunches and days of relaxing by the sea. The sea is beautiful and perfect for cooling off during the hot sunny days. Overall, Borgo Egnazia is the perfect destination for everyone; if you want to relax and switch off in pure luxury then you can; if you want to explore and experience the local culture of Puglia then you can; and if you want to be active and play golf, tennis and take guided cycling tours of the olive groves then you can! There really is something for everyone at this beautiful property.
Amber Hopkins (Staff)
As you approach Borgo Egnazia you very quickly realise you will be staying somewhere extremely special - attractive olive groves either side of the road, a rather grand gated entrance, and then an impressive local tufa stone forecourt to the property where you are greeted by warm smiles and assisted by very friendly and welcoming staff. Arriving at dusk is particularly magical as candles are lit absolutely everywhere, creating a very romantic and warming atmosphere. Despite only being 5 years old the architect very cleverly designed Borgo Egnazia to be in keeping with the traditional Masseria design, with villas and 'village houses' surrounding the main building, all built in the local tufa stone. References to the four elements are throughout the property also, with talking points that are in keeping with the primarily agricultural surrounds. With an amazing spa, great dining options, an 18 hole golf course, two large central pools, a separate heated one beside the Kids Club, an indoor one in the spa, and a private beach club just a short shuttle drive away, this is an ideal destination for those looking to travel for some much needed rejuvenation. Easter through to early November is fantastic weather wise, but even during the winter months makes for a great break for those looking to relax, enjoy good food and wine, and explore surrounding hilltop towns and villages.
There are certainly no signs of penury at the super-luxe five-star Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, southern Italy, a chic complex with hotel and villas, set amid an Apulian style Borgo, or village, with cobblestone streets, a church and a central piazza. With its creamy, white-washed stone walls (that are tinged with a pinky glow as the sun goes down), this is a calm and tranquil setting that nestles like a milky oasis amid an expansive backdrop of rural loveliness with row upon row of olive groves on all sides.
Designed to replicate the ancient city of Egnazia, there are echoes of Moorish, Turkish and Norman influences in the architecture, with churchly arches and columns that evoke a feeling of grandeur. Owned by a local Italian family who have hospitality in their blood (they also own two further luxury properties in the vicinity), the resort is also designed to entice families with plentiful amenities to appeal most importantly, with a brilliant Our Space childrens club, catering for children from eight months to 13 years, and a special games area for teens, which (once the children are happily entertained) leaves parents to indulge in a Roman Bathouse-style spa, swimming pools galore, tennis, golf Theres something for everyone.
The sky was black by the time our party of three arrived on a balmy evening and made our way into the hotels foyer. Inside, the dcor is pure boutique, with a colour scheme made up entirely of decidedly tasteful creamy shades of beige, taupe and ecru. There are huge glass urns of wheat and lavender as a nod to a rural farmhouse heritage, as well as arty knick-knacks: giant rusted keys tied nonchalantly with thick rope, stacks of old newspapers artfully tied with string and rows of glass lanterns flickering with soft candle flames.
There was some confusion about our accommodation Id mistakenly told the children that our villa had its own swimming pool so Grace, 15, and Joe, six, were a little disappointed to discover a pretty courtyard garden, complete with a lemon tree with plumptious fruit, but sadly no pool. (We did later take a tour of one of the stunning three-bedroom Imperial Garden Villas, complete with its own majestic 16x10 metre pool, not to mention the fully equipped games room with 46-inch flat-screen television and home-theatre system, and lavish living areas, but on three levels, we reluctantly agreed wed kind of be rattling about in such a palatial space, plus there was a giant dead black beetle floating in the pool who was rather offputting. We did, however, covet the iPod docking station though).
In contrast, our two-bedroom townhouse was rather more bijou, with the same creamy colour scheme and rusty keys dcor, but the bedrooms required some careful maneouvring of various doors when you wanted to open cupboards or watch TV. Downstairs was a small kitchenette (not yet stocked with utensils) and cosy sofas, with doors opening out onto the courtyard patio. In reality, we only really returned to our townhouse to sleep with a couple of detours as we orientated ourselves, as all the villas look the same.
The relaxed ambiance of the resort is conducive to mooching about with no particular plans except to chill out. Our daily routine would involve a leisurely breakfast, after which we would drop Joe off at the childrens club and Grace and I would settle by the pool with the iPad and Kindle set, taking a dip in the pool every now and again to cool off in the heat. I drifted off with my headphones tuned into Plan B, belting out Welcome To Hell, which made me smile, considering our location was more akin to paradise.
The clientele at the Borgo are a good-looking bunch: there were lots of shiny, happy families with gorgeous mummies who looked like friends of Kate Moss, with their beautiful olive-skinned offspring. While I tried not to stand too close to the leggy blondes, Joe fitted in perfectly with the mini Polo Ralph Lauren and Crocs gang. So profuse, in fact, was the iconic polo pony, that we started to play a game of Count the RL Ponies, as it seemed to be the costume of choice for practically all the males, from nappy-clad tinies to silver-haired seniors. Grace was also a keen handbag-spotter, nudging me to point out a Hermes Birkin bag, advising me Theres a waiting list to get one of them, and they cost, like, thousands of pounds. I think Grace was just a bit concerned that the bag was sitting nonchalantly on the floor, when it clearly warranted its own cushioned throne.
Wed nip back regularly to the childrens club to see if Joe wanted to join us, but more often than not, he preferred to stay with his new international buddies (mostly, fluent English-speaking native Italians), and fill his day with fun activities. He had aligned himself with one of the English nannies who was helping make copious treasure maps, as well as enjoying trips to the indoor swimming pool, cooking sessions, and time in the playground with its giant trampoline or playing on the Wii. The staff were really friendly and very conscientious, always checking that Joe had his sunscreen and hat for playtime. There was a nice number of children at the club, too (in my experience, it can be tricky if there are no same-age children for your child to buddy up with) including a couple of babes-in-arms who had the nannies cooing and queuing up to have a cuddle. Open all day, the club also offers a dinner time service, and Joe would often make plans to meet one of his new friends later in the childrens club rather than dine with Grace and I, which worked well all round.
After ten years in development and four years in the making, this is only Borgo Egnazias second summer, and the resort still has that air of newness. But you have the feeling that it will also blossom even more just like the gorgeous bright pink bouganvillia that clambers so prettily over the walls as the resort becomes more established.
Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, provides chic family accommodation and a state-of-the-art children's club.
With delicious pasta and gelato on offer, not to mention that warm Italian hospitality, the stunning creamy-coloured building of Borgo Egnazia provides chic family accommodation.
Theres also a dedicated programme of activities for children from eight months to 13 years, with a team of English-speaking carers available at the state-of-the-art Our Space childrens club.
If you fancy brushing up on the art of Italian cooking, where you can make pizza or homemade orcehhiatte, the distinctive Puglian pasta, try one of the cooking classes, or youre your sporting prowess with tennis or golf at the 18-hole championship San Domenico Golf course situated nearby.
For those seeking a more leisurely agenda, a visit to the Vair Spa will revive body and soul, or simply lounge by one of the tranquil swimming pools and embrace la dolce vita.
Lexi Newman (Staff)
Borgo Egnazia has a secluded real castle-like feel to it being secluded and surrounded by olive tree's as far as the eye can see. Much like an oasis popping up out of nothing. Built in imitation of a traditional village (borgo) but with a few extra add on's including a championship golf course, two beach clubs Trullalleri children's club and a fabulous Spa that's treatments are based on ancient Puglian rituals. Rooms are styled in a romantic simply style with what one can only describe as refreshing, every area of the hotel is faintly scented with lemon which is something a little different.
Richard Perry (Staff)
Shortly after arriving in Puglia I realised just how special the destination is. It was noted just how many Italians holiday in the area of Italy proving just how unique and relaxing the area is. When arriving at Borgo Egnazia you instantly feel at home and made to feel special. The hotel is like nothing I have ever experienced before in the Mediterranean, the architecture together with its rural location sets itself apart from many other family friendly properties in Europe. Bikes are able to be rented to explore the resort, Cala Masciola beach club and the local town of Savelletri. You are spoilt for choice when its comes to the extensive wine list in the restaurants. The waiters are very passionate and encourage you to sample the very affordable local wines.
The villas and Borgo townhouses are ideal for all families and the La Corte (main hotel) is more suited to couples offering enhanced privacy.
I very much look forward to returning to Borgo Egnazia, Italian food in the UK will simply never be the same!
Charlotte Austin (Staff)
This is a beautiful hotel with excellent facilities. On arrival there are plenty of people on hand to help you and from start to finish you will be wowed by this traditional resort. The townhouses in the Borgo are just perfect for families and allow guests to have a real experience of being in an old Italian village. For those families who want more space or with more people then the villas are just stunning. They have amazing views and lovely pools for the children to play in, there is also a huge amount of space to enjoy inside and out.
The children's club is just one of the hotel's biggest achievements, there were plenty of children happily playing with a huge array of different toys and the staff have all been there for a while so very qualified.
Overall I was so impressed with the way a new hotel has managed to capture the authenticity of Italy and would love to return.
Alberobello and the trulli houses
Visit the fascinating town of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to over 1400 trulli houses, which are traditional to the region and many date back hundreds of years.
Cooking class in Puglia
Learn how to create traditional Puglian dishes in a private cooking class at a local farmhouse. Join an expert chef in the kitchen and discover the flavours of the region before enjoying your creations for lunch.
Explore the Sassi di Matera
Discover the breathtaking town of Matera in Basilicata, where ancient cave houses, known as the sassi, have been carved into the cliffs. Explore the town and learn about its unique history with your private guide.
Gastronomic tour of Lecce
Uncover the gastronomic side of Lecce on a walking tour of the city with your private guide. As you admire the beautiful architecture, enjoy tasting some of the delicious specialities that are typical of the region.
Private boat trip in Salento
Explore the Salento coastline from the water on board a private boat. Enjoy the views of coastal villages, explore fascinating caves and swim in the sparkling blue waters.
Private walking tour of Lecce
Discover the beautiful town of Lecce, renowned for its impressive Baroque architecture and dubbed the "Florence of the South". Explore Lecce with your private guide and visit some of the city's main sights.
Puglia by vintage car
Discover Puglia's landscapes from the front seat of a vintage Alfa Romeo Spider, exploring the charming villages of the Valle d'Itria with your private guide.
Walking tour of Polignano a Mare and Monopoli
Explore two of Puglia's most charming towns, Polignano a Mare and Monopoli, with your private guide. Discover the picturesque architecture and spectacular sea views as you visit these beautiful coastal towns.
Alpine and Beach for Families
The Dolomites & Puglia
from £3900 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights
- A fabulous way to experience the mix of mountains and beach that Italy has to offer.
- An active yet relaxing break
- Borgo Egnazia has a brilliant children's club for children aged 8 months - 8 years
Epic Southern Italy
Amalfi Coast, Basilicata & Puglia
from £5300 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Delve into the tantalising flavours of the Amalfi Coast before getting off-the-beaten-track in southern Italy
- Boutique hotels oozing stylish chic designs and epic sunsets over the azure blue seas
- Discover fascinating Italian history in Basilicata and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sassi di Matera
|Important: CORTE Rooms in the Summer||
*From June 15th to Sept 15th children from 0-11 year old will not be admitted in any "La Corte" room*
Location & directions
Borgo Egnazia is located in the beautiful and unspoilt region of Puglia in Southern Italy. It is five minutes from the local fishing village of Savelletri and is an ideal base from which to explore the entire Puglian region - from Lecce's unique baroque architecture to the UNESCO World heritage town of Alberobello, famous for the traditional trulli's.
How to get there
The flying time from the UK is 2-hours 40-minutes to Brindisi or Bari Airports followed by a 50 minute transfer from the Airport. British Airways and Easyjet both have a service from Gatwick to Bari three times a week from March - October. Alternatively Ryan Air has a daily service to Bari and Brindisi from Stansted year round.
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