Ignite your senses

Borgo Egnazia wows with its authenticity

Owned by Aldo Melpignano, Borgo Egnazia curates some of the finest offerings of earthy pleasures

Imagine a Puglian village overlooking the jostling blue of the Adriatic, set amidst millennial olive groves and an 18-course golf course – the perfect setting for the ages. A hideaway to look for new inspiration and discover how to make wellbeing part of your life, in harmony with nature and the local culture. Owned by Aldo Melpignano, Borgo Egnazia curates some of the finest offerings of earthy pleasures. Bicycle around the merry maze of alleyways that connect limestone washed townhouses, the central plaza, sprawling gardens of aromatic flowers and olive groves, outdoor pools and the golf course on the sea with two private beaches inviting sun bathers. Borgo Egnazia provides three kinds of accommodation: 63 refined and cosy rooms, 92 rooms and traditional townhouses and 28 fascinating Case.

Step into candle lit rooms and be enthralled at the dinner halls and restaurants with the passionate delivery of service and delectable dishes – blending the largesse of Puglian hospitality with the conveniences of modern inventions. The breakfast is a combination of ancient recipes and vibrant service in the common areas or a more private experience in the kitchen of the Casa.

When cloudless, the sky at night is a stunning visual of the galaxy, gazing back at Borgo Egnazia in awe, for each alcove, each chamber, each dining table is candle lit, returning the flicker of the universe with matching brilliance of the experiences it lights up.

No problem if you have never rolled a dough, a hands-on cooking class with the charming Chef Rocco Levante puts participants at ease with relatable stories from the Puglian region. It is an affair to remember. Not only will one walk away with the feel good of cooking a traditional southern pasta dish from scratch, but there’ll be also a treasure trove of stories of pasta making as a group activity down the ages, stories of olive oil production in the nearby farms and the subtle art of cooking with seasonal and off-season local produce.

Borgo Egnazia’s Vair Spa is a 2,800 sq.m. enclave for replenishment of the body and mind, offering poetic experiences honed in the school of ‘Science of Happiness’. Discover an eclectic array of aromatherapies, therapies at Roman thermal baths an exclusive offering of treatments for women. Ancient Puglian wisdom is put to action in story telling sessions for children, laughter and dance workshops. The Vair programmes for rejuvenation of mind and body comprising tried and tested itineraries, make for the most precious gift one can give themselves and their loved ones.