The decor brings together English country-house chic and classic European elegance. Decorated in a sophisticated cream colour-palette, the villas are filled with simple wooden furnishings, ornate, stone objets d’art and rustic accents which give the luxurious villa a home-away-from-home cosiness.

The main living room is on the ground floor, and has long pillow-dotted sofas and a fireplace for gathering round on cooler evenings indoors. Each villa has a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining room with a stone fireplace and lots of candles for romantic meals à deux.

Grab the popcorn and head down to the second living area in the basement, which has several soft sofas and a home theatre system – your very own cinema just without the sticky floor. There’s also a games table and honour bar on this floor.

Adjoining the third bedroom is a small studio that can be used as an extra bedroom, sleeping a further guest, or as a massage room for in-villa spa treatments. Leave all your responsibilities at home and splash out on a private chef, nanny, personal assistant and butler service during your stay.

Guests have access to the hotel’s extensive facilities, including the golf course, Vair spa, kids clubs and restaurants.

Rooms: 3 bedrooms

Location: Puglia, Italy

local experiences


These villas are part of luxury hotel, Borgo Egnazia on the Apulian coast.

Brindisi and Bari airports are roughly an hour away by car. Return transfers are included in booking.


Outside, each villa has a rooftop terrace for pre-dinner drinks as the sun sets, a sheltered courtyard for alfresco lunches, and a large citrus garden filled with fragrant-foliage and with a private pool.

Pool Serenity

Surrounded by olive trees, the private pool is set in the villa’s foliage-filled garden – ideal for a spot of secluded swimming.

Pool sizes vary but start at 10m x 3.40m.

Sunloungers surround the pool, and there’s a large shaded cabana, just a few steps away.

You can also use the hotel’s four public pools.


A dedicated local adviser.

A golf cart.

A golf bag and free green fees for guests over 16.


Pool floats for children.

Four LCD TVs and a DVD player.

iPod dock.

Barbecue available on request.

Free WiFi.


A safe.

In-villa laundry service.

Twice-daily housekeeping.

Full use of the hotel’s facilities.

Your room rate includes daily breakfast, a cabana at the hotel’s Cala Masciola Beach Club, a Happiness Check at the Vair Spa (18s and over) and complimentary return airport transfers.

*Some items will be chargeable and payable in the resort


Each villa has three bedrooms; two on the first floor and one on the lower-ground floor.

On the first floor, the master bedroom has a king-­size, four-­poster bed and a large ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and walk-in shower. The second bedroom on this floor can be set up either as a double with a super king-­size bed, or as twins. This room has an ensuite bathroom with a bath tub.

The third bedroom can be setup as a double with a king-size bed or as twins. This room has a private shower room.

A studio adjoining the third bedroom can be used as a fourth bedroom for one guest (an extra bed costs €50 a night).

There is a sofa bed (for one guest) in the lower-ground-floor living room.

hotel facilities

Hotel restaurant

The main restaurant, Due Camini, open all year round, is set in the main building. The food is traditional Pugliese (grilled octopus, beef fillet with myrtle, gnocchi with cherry tomatoes and the ilk) the menu changes with the weather and the hotel is pretty much self-sufficient: anything that isn’t homegrown is plucked from nearby. Neutral colours, lots of tufa rock, soft lighting and white furniture add up to a serene setting; glass bottles suspended from the ceiling, lanterns hanging off poles and wooden ladders rested up against the walls keep things characterful. 

From 15 June to 15 September, children under 12 aren’t allowed in Due Camini. There are three other restaurants: La Frasca serves buffets and barbecues in the Borgo, and has a garden area for little ones; Trattoria Mia Cucina hosts cookery classes and serves traditional local dishes. Pescheria da Vito (open 12.30pm–3.30pm and 7.30pm–10.30pm, daily), set on the private beach, faces the sea – a picturesque setting for meals of grilled fresh fish, light salads and plates of pasta. Beach restaurant Cala Masciola is open for lunches and dinners (times change with the seasons) and serves up the likes of grilled octopus, spaghetti with clams, lobster and – of course – freshly caught fish. 

hotel facilities

Hotel bar 

Sit amid the glass jars filled with dried pulses and cinnamon sticks at Bar del Portico, next to the restaurant in the main building, and sip a Borgo Egnazia Special (an icy muddle of apple vodka, Galliano, mint syrup and pink-grapefruit juice). In summer, a pianist plays during apéritifs and dinner. The hotel has three other summer watering holes: Capanno, an open-air bar by the main pools, L’Angoletto in the Borgo and Caffe della Piazzetta on the piazza.

hotel facilities


There are four options for bathing: a heated pool inside the main building (children must be supervised here), two pools by La Corte and one family-friendly pool in the Borgo (heated in the cooler months, mid-September to mid-June). The pools are open year-round and have plenty of sun loungers and parasols; three have lifeguards. Alternatively, pack towels and a picnic and head for the (private) sandy beach (the hotel has a free shuttle service). There’s a second, rocky beach too.



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