BORGO EGNAZIA, PUGLIA: NOWHERE ELSE Borgo Egnazia is located in Savelletri di Fasano, in Puglia, where the hills of the Itria Valley gently fall away to the blue Adriatic Sea. Nestled amongst millennial-old olive trees, this multi-award-winning property is inspired by the shapes, materials and colours of a typical Puglian village. All year round, through every season, Borgo Egnazia embodies a different concept of hospitality and wellbeing based on local, authentic experiences in the incomparable beauty of the Puglian countryside. At Borgo Egnazia wellbeing is everywhere. Whether it is a relaxing but powerful walk in the morning sun, an afternoon dedicated to discovering the natural beauty of the countryside on a cycle tour, a glass of wine by the sea or a delicious meal prepared with local produce. In this heart-warming place, nestled amongst millennial-old olive trees, everyone is free to find his own equilibrium according to his own taste and needs and everything is designed to ensure guests spend their precious time at their own pace, synchronizing with the Puglian rhythm and the welcoming joy of local people. It is a miniature world of homemade breakfasts prepared by Puglian Massaie, delicious food experiences, both gourmet and traditional, strongly related to the Mediterranean Diet and then Vair, the Puglian Spa, a balance between tradition and innovation, the heart of the new wellbeing area dedicated to body and mind. Also, two beautiful private beaches (Cala Masciola and La Fonte) and the scenic San Domenico Golf surrounded by ancient olive trees with views that stretch to the sea. Everything is enriched by the tailored, friendly and caring attentions of the Local Advisers, always ready to attend to a guests’ every need. Since 2010 Borgo Egnazia has been part of the Leading Hotels of the World and has received prestigious accolades such as “Best Hotel of the Year” by Virtuoso in 2016 and “Most Life Changing Experience” by Condè Nast UK in 2017. In July 2019 Borgo Egnazia was recognized, for the second year in a row, by the 24° edition of Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” in the prestigious rankings “Top Italian Resort”, “Top 10 European Resort Hotels” and “Top 100 Hotels Overall”. In October 2019 Borgo Egnazia is included in the “Top 30 Resorts in Europe” of Condè Nast Traveler’s Readers' Choice Awards 2020 and in January 2020 it has been officially recognised as a Company Certified Top Employer Italy 2020.
La Corte, il Borgo, Le Ville - three different ways to live a unique experience
Born in 2010 from the innovative project of Pino Brescia, a local designer who brought to life the visionary concept created by the Melpignano family, Borgo Egnazia is a tribute to traditional architecture which incorporates materials (local stone and hand-cut “tufo” stone), shapes and colors. Borgo Egnazia features three different types of accommodation, varied in scope and size, all a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, modernity and authenticity: La Corte is the main building, a contemporary reinterpretation of a traditional Masseria, with 63 rooms divided into three categories; the famous Borgo, inspired by ancient rural villages, with its entrance arches, narrow streets with Puglian names, the amazing Piazza, the iconic clock tower and 92 “casette” (townhouses), is set in the heart of the property; finally there are 28 Villas, sophisticated and cozy, with private gardens and pools, perfect for families and for those who want absolute privacy.
Puglian flavours and Mediterranean culture of food: traditional dishes and gourmet tastings
The great Mediterranean culture of food, the delicious local produce, a careful selection of raw materials and the whole Puglian culinary tradition: these are all the fundamental elements of Borgo Egnazia’s gastronomic offering which feature six restaurants, coordinated by the Chef Domingo Schingaro, with the consultation of the Chef Andrea Ribaldone. Dishes are made with the best locally sourced ingredients: from the vegetables grown in the property’s fields to the Puglian meats. From the fish caught in the Adriatic Sea to the extra-virgin olive oil made by Masseria San Domenico. All the ingredients are transformed in a surprising way into dishes signed by Domingo Schingaro at Due Camini, the gourmet restaurant awarded in November 2018 with its first Michelin Star, then reconfirmed for 2020. The same raw ingredients on the other hand are found in some of the more rustic, traditional Mediterranean dishes that are served at La Frasca restaurant and at Mia Cucina, where guests can discover the homely cuisine of this region. For sea lovers, Cala Masciola is a beautiful seafront culinary restaurant, located at the private beach club of Borgo Egnazia with a breathtaking view on the crystal-blue sea. Guests can pick up fish from the market stall and have it weighed and cooked at their wish or enjoy it according to the Puglian tradition of “crudo” (raw). Finally, to enjoy the warm summer evenings, Il Cortile is the pleasant open-air restaurant dedicated to sharing good food and to the creativeness of the Puglian cuisine with “bruschetteria” and “scarpetteria” and many food stations to create dishes according to everyone’s tastes. All the menus of Borgo Egnazia propose a skilful balance between taste and health. All dishes are prepared using only local and genuine ingredients, following healthy cooking methods and combining nutritional elements in order to enhance flavours in full respect of their nutritional values.
Vair Spa: true wellbeing
The atmosphere is the amber light of hundreds of candles, caressing walls of “tufo” and local stone flooring. The spaces are quiet and softly silent, and the waters are a beating heart that comforts and heals. This is Vair (‘true’ in local dialect) the wonderful Puglian Spa, nestled in the heart of Borgo Egnazia, awarded by Condé Nast UK as “the most life-changing experience” in 2017. A place where travellers can explore themselves and come out renewed, conscious, joyful. Here an extraordinary team of talented therapists-artists, musicians and local dancers are ready to guide guests in poetic tailor-made experiences, inspired by the “Science of Happiness”. Vair features the beauty area with its new Nail Lab, the fitness area with the gym and heated indoor pool, the new wet area with sauna, steam bath and the ice fountain, the relax area with the Spa bistrò and the most precious Roman Baths deep in the heart of the Spa. Everything is calibrated to cuddle, soften, and soothe with treatments inspired by Puglia, an ancient and authentic land, the pure beauty of its olive trees and the clean power of the sea breeze. A wonderful journey to re-establish your personal compass and discover a renewed happiness. All the names are inspired by the land of Puglia: dialect terms, initially mysterious for guests who approach Vair, that then reveal the key during the unique and personal journey, creating a light and playful vision of life.
Tailored in every aspect, even for family holidays
Borgo Egnazia proposes tailor-made experiences to every guest, especially families and children. For them there is the Trullalleri kid’s club (up to 7 years old), the Marinai junior club (for those aged from 8-12 years old) and for the oldest there is the Tarantari teen club. Aside from swimming and games, these offer experiences around the local area as well as workshops to discover ancient traditions: cooking classes to prepare “taralli” and “focaccia”, sessions to discover how to decorate ceramics but also surprising treasure hunts and fun moments to take care of animals in the “Fattoria di Emma e Maria”. Borgo Egnazia offers also a food experience dedicated to children in the restaurant Da Frisella, where every detail and piece of furniture, from chairs to tables or the buffet, is sized to children, who will enjoy great moments of joyful playing and natural and simple dishes that change every day.
2018 Le Guide de L’Espresso, I Ristoranti d’Italia 2018 - “Novità dell’anno” (Tre cappelli - Ristorante Due Camini) Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Hotels – #1 Best Hotel in Italy Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards 2018 - Runner Up prize for Best Overseas Hotel Spa Altagamma - Premio Giovani Imprese
2017 Condè Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - Top Resorts in Europe World Luxury Restaurant Awards - Haute Cuisine (Ristorante Due Camini) World Luxury Spa Awards - Luxury Hideaway Spa European Health & Spa Award 2017 - Best Hotel/Resort Spa Italian Spa Awards - Best Destination Spa Award Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards – Winner of Most Life Changing Experience
2016 Boutique Hotel Awards – Winner of Europe’s Best Wellness Spa and World’s Best Wellness Spa European Hospitality Awards – Winner of Best Hotelier of the Year (Aldo Melpignano) European Health & Spa Awards - Winner of the category for the Best European Spa Manager Best of the Best Virtuoso Award Winner - Best Hotel of the Year 2016 Forum Hotel & SPA - Winner of Black Diamond category for the Best Spa Manager
2014 Leading Hotels of the World - First ever "Remarkably Uncommon” Award
2013 World Luxury Spa Awards – Best Luxury Emerging Spa Tatler Spa Awards – Category Winner
2012 Junior Magazine – Best European Hotel The Gala Spa Awards – Innovative Spa Concepts Tatler Travel Awards – Best New Family Hotel
2011 European Hospitality Awards – New Build of the Year Travel + Leisure “ IT” List – Top Favourite 50 best new hotels Conde Nast Traveler (US edition) Hotlist Conde Nast Traveller (UK edition) Hotlist
Open all year round
San Domenico Hotels/The Leading Hotels of the World, Virtuoso
Number of sleepings rooms
Other types of accomodationRooms: La Corte (63), Borgo (92), Villas (28)