Discover Puglia in southern Italy on this four-night Mediterranean adventure, staying in a magnificent villa at the Borgo Egnazia luxury resort. You’ll fly direct by private jet for a long weekend from Thursday to Monday, which isn’t possible with scheduled airlines – giving you maximum time to enjoy a range of cultural activities such as authentic cookery classes, a private flight over the countryside and a wine tasting at a local vineyard.
- Private jet flights and private transfers
- Four nights in a luxury villa at Borgo Egnazia, including a private four-course dinner
- Cooking class with lunch at local restaurant
- Speleologist cave adventure
- Private flight in an Apulian ultralight aircraft
- Apulian cookery course at Borgo Egnazia
- Spa session at Borgo Egnazia
- Winery tour with private tasting
Arrive at your luxurious villa
Fly by private jet to Brindisi Airport and transfer to Borgo Egnazia on Puglia’s Adriatic coast, a stunning collection of luxury limestone villas clustered together like a traditional Italian village. You can choose between five three-storey townhouses, each classically styled with three bedrooms, a scenic terrace and a private pool. Your villa includes the services of a dedicated massaia, an Apulian housewife who will charm you with local stories and introduce you to the region’s authentic traditions. After checking-in, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous four-course private dinner in the privacy of your villa, freshly prepared by a private chef.
Learn to prepare Apulian delicacies during a cookery class
Following a leisurely breakfast with your massaia, spend the morning relaxing by your private pool before heading for lunch at Clara’s Place, an authentic local restaurant in the Alberobello countryside run by a southern Italian cook named Clara. Your friendly host will teach you all about traditional Apulian cuisine, showing you how to use seasonal ingredients to prepare recipes for regional delicacies which have been handed down through generations of Italian women since ancient times. You’ll then enjoy your creations for lunch.
This afternoon, you’ll head into the Grotte di Castellana for an immersive adventure through the incredible natural rooms of an unlit cave. During this extraordinary excursion guided by speleologists (cave experts), you’ll listen to the sounds of the cave and discover the life populating it as you have the chance to explore alone. This amazing experience ends with a delicious traditional dinner at the nearby Osteria del Caroseno.
View Puglia from the air during a thrilling flight
Today you’ll discover Puglia from a new perspective, as you take to the skies in an Apulian ultralight aircraft. Apulia is home to a thriving aerospace industry and this unique aircraft, featuring a frame made of high performing carbon fibre, was launched by pioneering local brand Blackshape. Taking off from San Pietro Vernotico, your professional pilot will send you soaring over the Italian landscapes during a thrilling 45-minute adventure.
After working up an appetite in the air, you’ll return to Borgo Egnazia for a cooking class in the resort’s acclaimed cookery school, Trattoria Mia Cucina. Choose from a range of classes, including preparing a typical Apulian lunch with meatballs and ricotta cheesecake; making fresh homemade pasta such as orecchiette and cavatelli; or creating your very own focaccia. Following the lesson, you’ll sit down to feast on the fruits of your labour.
Enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard
Following a fun-packed couple of days, this morning it’s time to relax with a visit to Vair Spa, Borgo Egnazia’s award-winning wellness sanctuary. Here you’ll unwind with a heavenly two-hour Annaskè body treatment; a restorative aromatherapy journey that begins with a soothing scrub followed by a blissful massage using pure essential oils.
Fully rejuvenated, it’s time to uncover Puglia’s wine heritage during a tour of a local family-run winery nestled in the region’s rolling countryside. Here you’ll learn all about the roots and traditions of Apulian winemaking on a tour of the vineyards and cellar, before sampling some of the area’s most delicious wines during a private tasting experience. Tonight is your final night in your villa before flying back home by private jet in the morning.
Guests will travel by private jet from their chosen departure airport.