Puglia’s much acclaimed Borgo Egnazia resort, located on the heel of Italy’s boot, is open year round and is by far one of the most fabulous family resorts in Europe.
Here, where traditions run deep, is a property conceived and created to resemble a Puglian village. Borgo (village in Italian) Egnazia was built entirely from tufo, a local, pale yellowy coloured limestone. All the interiors are a creamy colour as well so if it’s vibrant hues you’re after, open your window. Paradise is just outside.
During the summer months in the height of the season, this is the perfect place for families with children; out of season, it is a great golf destination or a good place to enjoy a relaxing weekend.
This is a true resort with a private beach club, an 18-hole championship golf course, three outdoor swimming pools (one for smaller children who are not allowed at the two main pools), one heated pool inside, and tennis courts. Four restaurants offer delicious cuisine in different settings and, as Italians love kids, there is even a restaurant dedicated to the wee ones. They go one step further here and host a kid’s academy offering a wealth of activities from water sports to cookery lessons for all ages as part of the Kids’ Club, Junior Club and Teenager’s Club.
So if you are a twosome looking for a much quieter experience during the summer months, my choice would be sister property, Masseria San Domenico. Or their other smaller property, Masseria Cimino, just across the golf course.
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