Borgo EgnaziaPuglia / Italy
Immerse yourself in the Italian way of life at Borgo Egnazia. Set at the heart of the southern region of Puglia (Apulia) and surrounded by olive groves, the charming traditionally styled villas provide an essential taste of the country coupled with a five-star setting.
What to love
- Borgo Egnazia’s bar, Bar del Portico, is the perfect spot to sit and relax pre or post dinner. Designed with polished stone floors and an open fireplace, bar staff serve sophisticated cocktails, as well as an extensive list of wines and liquors.
- The Vair Spa has won several spa awards and has been designed for the sole purpose of pampering. Professionally trained staff offer a range of natural therapies and treatments in a tranquil environment.
- If you fancy taking a dip in the pool, or rather just lounging by it, Borgo Egnazia has you covered. There are three outdoor pools, including one with a kids’ section. There is also a covered indoor pool in the fitness centre.
- Situated adjacent to the Adriatic Sea, Borgo Egnazia has its own private stretch of rocky beach, Cala Masciola, located just a short walk away. A second beach, La Fonte, can be reached via 5 minute shuttle service.
What to know
- With Borgo Egnazia situated at the heart of Apulia, it gives the perfect excuse to sample the local food at the nearby restaurants. Expect plenty of fresh fish from the nearby port and Mediterranean dishes.
- Borgo Egnazia offers three different types of accommodation. La Corte is the hotel’s central building with luxury suites. Il Borgo features stylish apartments. While Le Ville is home to stylish villas.
- The hotel has won awards for its family facilities. Providing a number of services for families with young children, such as highchairs, sterilisers and bottle warmers. A nursery and children’s restaurant (da Puccetta) are also available on site.
- The resort features its own boutique, offering guests a chance to purchase unique clothing items and jewellery. Local produce and foods are also available to buy.
Set at the heart of the charming southern Apulia region (known as Puglia in Italian), Borgo Egnazia overlooks the Adriatic Sea, whilst providing an easy vantage point to the cultural feasts that the area has to offer. Known for its beauty and featured in the 30 top resorts in Europe in Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards, guests are guaranteed to fall in love with Borgo Egnazia and this picturesque province.
Borgo Egnazia’s accommodation is split into three different sections. La Corte is the hotel’s main building, providing elegantly furnished rooms and suites, each with a crisp décor, chic furnishings and modern fittings. Alternatively, Il Borgo is a unique village of apartments – complete with its own central piazza. Guests staying at this charming hub will enjoy a spacious, refined apartment, perfect for smaller groups or families. Finally, ‘Le Ville’, houses a collection of luxury villas which offer private comfort on an exceptional scale. Each three-storey townhouse is made up of 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, two living areas, kitchen and outdoor area complete with private pool.
Guests of all Borgo Egnazia’s accommodation are permitted the use of the first-class facilities and activities located around the complex, including three outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness suite (complete with indoor pool) and tennis courts. Borgio Egnazia also boasts an award-winning spa, which offers an eclectic menu of treatments, massages and therapies to any guest feeling in need of some rest and relaxation.
For younger guests in need of some adventure, both the Trullalleri kids club as well as the Marinai and Tarantari teens club offer a range of outdoor and indoor activities, such as arts and crafts, sports and computers games. Keeping young minds busy and giving parents the opportunity of some time to themselves.
Once the day has drawn to an end, Borgo Egnazia’s exclusive restaurant, Due Camini, offers a special menu bursting with the region’s signature flavours. With freshly-caught fish, locally-sourced vegetables and rich Mediterranean tastes all playing a part in the exciting menu.
When to Travel
Puglia enjoys a mild climate and is a region that can be enjoyed year round however June and September are particularly good months to visit. April, May and October are generally warm and sunny with occasional showers and the evenings can sometimes be cool. From June to August the days are long and hot and sunny with warm evenings although in July and August it can sometimes feel a little humid. September tends to be warm and sunny. There is usually little rain from June to September although there can be occasional showers at any time.
Puglia is famous for its fresh produce and delicious food and there are food fairs and festivals throughout the year, reaching a peak during July and August. Dating back to the days when farmers would gather to buy and sell produce, today’s celebrations are decided on tradition, what is in season and what a town may wish to celebrate!
Borgo Egnazia is in the heart of Puglia, about five minutes from the traditional fishing town of Savelletri di Fasano on the Adriatic coast and is an ideal base from which to explore this unspoiled region of Italy. The resort is approximately 50 kilometres and 50 minutes drive from both Brindisi and Bari airports.
Borgo Egnazia is dedicated to offering a holiday the whole family can enjoy and the hotel was awarded the “Best New Family Holiday” award by Tatler magazine. For families travelling with babies and young children there are highchairs, sterilizers and bottle warmers available and the resort has a superbly designed and managed children’s club. There is also a a special family restaurant ’da Puccetta’ designed exclusively for young guests offering delicious dishes that were carefully created and prepared for children.
Trullalleri Children’s Club: infants (0-3 years) and children (4-7 years)
A fun and inspirational children’s club run by highly qualified and trained staff located in a superbly designed area within the Borgo.
The programs are carried out in outdoor and indoor play areas with different activities such as: art & craft lab, cooking classes and drawing with the sand. The children have fun with the activities outdoor, being in contact with the nature with the archeological lab, the mini-garden and the farm (hippotherapy and animal care), discovering the territory and traditions.
Activities vary each day and are designed to suit each age group and can include ceramics and jewellery making, preparing desserts, swimming, obstacle courses, treasure hunts, decorating and make-up.
Marinai Club: 8 to 12 years and Tarantari Teen’s Club: 13 to 16 years
Older children are well catered for by a dedicated animation team that run the fun and active Marinai & Tarantari clubs. Based in the games room the older children and teenagers can play Wii, Xbox, or participate in planned workshops and classes. However there is also much emphasis on outdoor activities including sports such as basketball, tennis, table tennis, table football, soccer academy, climbing at the adventure park, go karts, pool games and fun water sports.
The animation team is on hand to look after the children until 10pm.
Babysitting: Available on request however pre-booking is essential.
Some other facilities and Activities for families
Swimming Pools: Borgo Egnazia has four swimming pools. The outdoor family pool with a separate children’s section, is supervised by lifeguards and is heated from mid-September until mid-June. There are also two outdoor pools at La Corte, as well as a heated pool inside the main building (children must be supervised here, and can only use the pool between 10am and 12 noon, and 5pm–7pm).
Beaches: There are two private beaches. Cala Masciola is a rocky beach 10 minutes walk from the resort and is home to the water-sports centre. There are also relaxing cabanas and the Cala Masciola Beach bar. On spring and summer evenings Cala Masciola comes alive with parties that last well into the night. La Fonte is a sandy beach, five minutes drive from the resort and is the perfect spot for families. There is a game park, loungers, gazebos and a bar.
Watersports Centre: Located on the private Cala Masciola beach and offers a wide range of water sports in the crystal clear waters including snorkelling trips, sailing, windsurfing, tubing, water-skiing, wake-boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking. Borgo Egnazia’s water sports club also organizes fishing and boat trips.
Tennis: Borgo Egnazia offers superb tennis facilities. There are four tennis courts, (two synthetic grass courts and two professional hard courts) and an on-site team of professional instructors. Borgo Egnazia also organises tennis clinics led by international tennis champions.
Other Activities: Borgo Egnazia also offers bicycle rental (with or without a picnic basket included) for guests to explore the local area, cooking and ceramic lessons and a games room.
Cooking school: Learn to cook the Apulian way with kitchen staff. Prepare and cook dishes with ingredients fresh from the resort’s grounds.
Exercise classes: Join in with the fitness team in a number of organised classes, specialising in rejuvenating exercises and yoga.
Water sports: With its own private beach, the Borgo Egnazia team offer a range of organised water sports and activities, including water skiing, wake-boarding, kayaking and snorkelling.
Golf: Located a short distance from Borgo Egnazia, the San Domenico Golf course is a delightful professional-standard course aligned along the coastline.
Local excursions: At Borgo Egnazia local advisors offer advice on what local towns to visit, exhibitions to see and adventures to embark on.