Published On: Thu, Mar 1st, 2018

Paradise in Puglia

Open all year round, stylish Borgo Egnazia offers you the opportunity to experience a slice (or two) of authentic Puglian life in the most remarkable of settings. Photos courtesy of Borgo Egnazia and Amanda Robinson

Borgo Egnazia shuttle buggy

Take the shuttle buggy to the golf course and beach club


Set between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, the Puglian landscape is a diverse one, with craggy promontories, gently contoured, vine-clad hills, swathes of ancient olive groves, ancient villages and, above all, the coastline. You’re never far from the sea here, and while there are tourist hotspots like the baroque city of Lecce and the curious trulli of Alberobello, much of the coastline is a low-key affair with quiet coves and beaches where the locals go.

And it is the coast near Savelletri, on the Adriatic side, that you’ll find Borgo Egnazia nestling in the ancient olive groves of the Itria valley. A vision in dazzling, creamy stone under a huge arc of blue sky, it’s definitely a place in which to relax and breathe deep.

Borgo Egnazio indoor pool Puglia

Relax in the indoor pool


Time to lose yourself

Looking every inch a traditional Puglian borgo, with narrow terraced houses (casette) and apartments threaded along a maze of tiny cobbled streets and with a vast piazza-cum-village square at its heart, you have the sense that this place has been here for a long time. But not so, as it was built in 2010 with a €150m investment by local architect Pino Brescia, who took his inspiration from the layout of traditional Puglian villages.

Borgo Egnazia piazza puglia

Peaceful piazza at Borgo Egnazia

The rather impressive main building is La Corte, where you’ll be greeted by your very own smiling guide, ready to lead you through the borgo’s streets and get you settled into your comfortable casetta, villa or apartment. Forget something? Text them via WhatsApp – and problem solved.

The village is also dotted with private villas (with pools) and La Frasca restaurant and Mia Cucina trattoria (for cooking classes), as well as the Trullalleri Kids Club and Fichi d’India Teens Club, a boon to the many families who stay, especially in the summer. The rustic flagstone piazza comes alive with markets, live music and other outdoor events through the year.

It’s also worth noting that Borgo Egnazia is open even in the winter months, as the climate here is so mild, so if you’re not a fan of the searing summer heat (or you don’t have children), you can come for a stay at any time and everything will be up and running.


Make it your own

Do everything or nothing at all – whatever you want from your time here, Borgo Egnazia can make it happen – or simply soak up the timeless ambience and feel your stresses ebb away.

Borgo Egnazia Puglia bedroom

One of the luxurious bedrooms


Borgo Egnazia

With a championship golf course, tennis, bike hire, free beach shuttle, a vast schedule of tours, experiences and classes, elegant Borgo Egnazia offers rooms from €249 per night on a B&B basis, based on two people sharing a Corte Bella Room, excluding City Tax.

Localita’ Savelletri, 72015 Fasano BR

+39 080 225 5000


Borgo Ignazio kitchen Puglia

A well-equipped kitchen in one of the townhouses


restaurant, Borgo Egnazio

Il Porticato restaurant

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