Archive for February, 2014

Puglia resort offers “highly unconventional” fitness program

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Borgo Egnazia in Savelletri di Fasano in the Province of Brindisi, one of the finest resorts in Puglia, is offering a new spa and fitness program “designed to make you feel and look healthier, stronger and more alive.”

The program, named “Fure’ ‒ Remise en Forme,” is described as “a highly unconventional fitness program.” The resort’s website says it offers “an outdoor workout near the sea and among the olive trees, where you can play, do some combat training, float, relax, dance, eat and sleep.” Participants may choose between high- and low-intensity programs, depending on their prior fitness level.

We visited Borgo Egnazia several years ago and were very impressed by the resort’s location, architecture and amenities. It is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, which says, “the Borgo Egnazia recreates a traditional Apulian village amid olive groves and lemon trees.” The adjacent San Domenico golf course is rated among the best in Europe.
The resort is located about 30 minutes from the Brindisi airport and 45 minutes from the Bari airport.

Vancouver Sun: Food and Frescoes in Ancient Puglia

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Check out this article from the Vancouver Sun:

Food and frescoes in ancient Puglia

Voluntourists help restore old artworks, then feast on delicious local food and wine

How can you resist reading an article about Puglia that opens like this:

“If only this could translate into a scratch-and-sniff article. Right now, you’d be effortlessly smelling the scents that have made Italy famous: the baking loaves and focaccia (along with the rosemary and olive oil drizzled on top) that baker, Joseph Calucci, swiftly slides on a two-metre-long peel out of a cavernous 300-year-old firewood oven in Altamura, an ancient walled city in Puglia.”

If you’ve ever visited Altamura and tasted its bread, which has been called the best bread in the world, this article will being back a lot of good memories (we can vouch for that!). And if the bread of Altamura is still on your to-do list, then you’ll get some good ideas about making the most of your visit.

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