This is a 49-acre retreat built by the Melipignano family (owners of neighbouring Masseria San Domenico and Masseria Cimino) over the course of 10 years and at a cost of more than $200 million. And it shows!
The result is a thoughtful cross between clean (very cream-coloured), minimalist and modern design with Italian heritage style. Currently on offer are three different room types: 63 rooms inside the main hotel, 93 suites and town-houses within a Borgo (‘village’ like setting), and 28 3-bedroom villas complete with their own private swimming pools.
There are four restaurants on site, several communal swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course and, of course, a spa (which is based on an ancient Roman design). For additional entertainment, you can book cooking classes in order to learn how to prepare local Italian dishes. Otherwise, you are a stone’s through away from the nearby towns of lecce and Alberobello.
Click to see the Borgo Egnazi website.