An authentic Apuglian village that's elegant yet modern, calm yet sophisticated, and luxury at its best...
Your getaway to undiscovered Italy — Puglia, to be exact — is the top stop for those truly in the know. On the remote heel of Italy’s boot is a castle-like fairytale getaway, where you can unleash your inner royalty. Set among millennial olive groves beside the shimmering Adriatic, Borgo Egnazia is an authentic Apuglian village of its own, imitating that of a traditional historic one and embodying the true essence of Puglia. It’s elegant yet modern, calm yet sophisticated, and luxury at its best. Despite its' palatial vibe, it really feels like you're staying in someone's home as it is so comfortable and inviting... Even the lobby has cashmere throws to lounge, have coffee, and chat!
Accommodations are abound, so pick a place to stay that will suit all your needs, preferences and lifestyle: be it a sumptuous room at the main building La Corte, a chic two-story Cassette (a spacious townhome-esque option with your own kitchenette) from the Borgo in the heart of the central piazza, or a private Villa (with an even more private pool and even a mama who comes to cook a hearty Italian breakfast for!) — no matter the choice — you can’t go wrong. Combining Mediterranean tradition and modern design, the rooms have a rural romantic appeal with authentic trimmings like almond-filled baskets, bird cages, and rope-strung keys.
And then there are the not-so-rustic aspects, like a championship golf course, multiple restaurants, three bars, two beach clubs, and a noteworthy spa. Tee off at the classic links course, the San Domenico Golf Club, with surreal views of the sea and low bushes thyme, rosemary, sage, mint, and beautiful olive trees.
Leave your diets at home as this is the place where foodie aficionados come to die. As good as the food is in Puglia, the food on Borgo Egnazia’s property is second to none. You have the most sophisticated spot Due Camini, the comfortable and chic La Frasca, the convivial Trattoria Mia Cucina where you get to see the dishes in the making, the seaside Pescheria Da Vito where you choose your fish as if you’re at a fish market, the rich buffet at ever-so-chic Il Cortile, and the catered-for-kids-only at Da Puccetta.
To keep wow-ing on the gastronomy front, Borgo Engazia creates an even more spectacular dining experience: one night each week, they bring in a top restaurant Da Zio Pietro that’s forty-five minutes away and recreate this resto in the central piazza. Lining the piazza are butchers with more types of meats than you could ever imagine: from lamb to beef and to every type of prosciutto, salami and sausage possible, it’s an experience like you’ve never seen before.
During the day, lounge poolside at one of the four pools or beat it to one of the beautiful beach clubs, one on a sandy beach the other on your more typical European rocky beach. For some “me time”, retreat to the 1,600 square-meter Vair Spa where the treatments are based on ancient Pugliese rituals. Or, you can also get lost forever in the carefully curated boutique that's conceptualized by the owner's wife and carries the greatest gems from local Italian artisans and her fabulous friends around the world. Also in the boutique are chic staples like Marysia swimwear and Dior sunglasses.
FOR BORGO EGNAZIA
BENEFITS OF BOOKING WITH ITKE:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
Vip treatment with tailor made Local Advisor activity plan
Complimentary Puglia Tasting Dinner for 2 pax (beverages excluded)
Puglia in Tavola gift with mini Olive oil & Taralli from the Melpignano Family
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability