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Puglia

Mark's verdict:

It might not have the classical clout of Rome or Florence, but Puglia offers rich pickings for culture vultures – from the Baroque splendour of Lecce to Alberobello’s fairytale streets lined with conical-roofed trulli houses. Natural highlights include unspoiled beaches, rolling hills and olive groves – best appreciated from the comfort of the stylish and family-friendly Borgo Egnazia.

Recommended tour operator: Sardatur Holidays

Sardatur Holidays says

In addition to unspoiled beaches, quaint fishing villages and lush countryside, Puglia is also home to some of Italy’s finest hotels, many of them offering fantastic facilities for families.

  • golf & tennis
  • luxury resorts
  • spa
  • teens club

Our pick of the very best is the Borgo Egnazia, one of the most luxurious hotels in the Med. It’s elegant, contemporary and family-friendly with an amazing array of facilities spread across 49 acres.

Think chic décor in shades of white, cream and taupe and just 63 guest rooms. Best of all, the hotel also boasts a traditional ‘Borgo’ village with characterful villas and townhouses, each with a private swimming pool. They are the perfect choice for families, offering the space and freedom of a villa holiday with all the services, luxuries and facilities of a luxury resort.

Borgo Egnazia boasts a variety of five restaurants and bars, outdoor and indoor pools, a spa plus a free shuttle service to the Beach Club and sandy beach where there is a beach bar and a range of water sports.

The Trullalleri Kids Club is complimentary and open every day for ages three to 12 years. Creative and fun activities include cooking classes, story-telling, face-painting and treasure hunts, for example.

The Tatantari and Marinai Teens’ Club has its own soccer academy, watersports and more adventurous activities. Close by you can also enjoy horse riding and go-kart racing available.

The resort’s own San Domenico Golf Club boasts an 18-hole championship course and magnificent sea views.

We especially love the Vair spa for the wonderful range of pampering treatments, steam bath, sauna, fitness centre, tepidarium, calidarium and frigidarium.

Find out more about our Borgo Egnazia and our latest full range of hotels in Puglia.

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