BORGO EGNAZIA_HAPPINESS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE
Every day of the year, in all seasons, Borgo Egnazia embodies a different concept of hospitality and wellbeing based on local and authentic experiences. A place unique in the world that brings the tales of Puglia to life through timeless architecture, the beauty and centuries-old culture of the territory, the visionary and contemporary interpretation of tradition. Everything contributes to the search for a new balance and a renewed happiness among tailor-made experiences and a very high level of hospitality. In perfect Puglian style.
Borgo Egnazia is in Savelletri di Fasano (Brindisi), a few steps away from the Adriatic coast, the slopes of the Murgia and the Itria Valley and it’s easily accessible both from Bari and Brindisi international airports.
Vair (in local dialect "True") is the unparalleled Puglian Spa nestled in the heart of Borgo Egnazia.
Here an extraordinary team of talented therapists-artists, musicians and local dancers is ready to guide guests in poetic experiences, following the teachings of the "Science of Happiness", and creating tailor-made programs according to individual desires and needs. Vair has several areas dedicated to different treatments: the beauty area with the new Nail Lab corner, the fitness area with the gym and heated indoor pool, the community area with relax room, sauna, steam bath and Spa bar, and the most precious Roman Baths deep in the heart of the Spa.
Everything is calibrated to cuddle, soften, and soothe with treatments inspired by Puglia, an ancient and authentic land, with its sacred and profane rituals, the pure beauty of its olive trees and the clean power of the sea breeze. A wonderful journey to re-establish your personal compass and discover a renewed happiness.
BALANCE AND WELLBEING AT BORGO EGNAZIA
At Borgo Egnazia well-being is everywhere. Whether it is a Spa experience inspired by ancient local techniques, a class of Iyengar yoga or an afternoon dedicated to discovering the natural beauty of the countryside on a cycle tour with a local guide, everyone is free to find his own equilibrium according to taste. Here, everything is designed to ensure you spend precious time at your own pace, synchronizing with the Puglian rhythm.
According to the “Science of Happiness”, as we cultivate it, the benefits are multifaceted: we are more likely to live longer lives, to have healthier bodies, to be more innovative and creative, have stronger relationships, and even, have healthier cultures and communities. Authentic relationships and communities are a key factor to the pursuit of happiness. Based on this, Borgo Egnazia & Vair are designing all the guest experiences in order to deliver happiness: from nutrition to fitness, as well as Spa treatments and programs, through a personal and a community approach.
The heart of Vair is its innovative Aroma Lab, developed thanks to a partnership with Luca Fortuna, psychologist and international expert in aromatherapy. The project is based on the synergies between the olfactory system and the neurophysiological effects of essential oils. Smell and memory are closely connected: they evoke memories and emotions, so the aim is to identify the guest’s very own potential for maximizing the state of happiness. The starting point is the olfactory test specifically designed to check happiness levels and then applied to a tailor-made olfactory experience that will accompany guests at Borgo Egnazia, from the Spa to their room.
MOVEMENT AND THE ART OF LAUGHTER
In this framework, the concept of fitness evolves with a new training project based on tailor-made experiences: classes will be preferably held in groups to share with others the joy and positive feelings of open-air activities followed by high professional personal trainers. The main goal is to support the body in the production and contagious diffusion of happiness hormones such as: endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, oestrogens and to develop a healthy balance between body and mind to boost the guest experience.
Fun is also a key element to reduce stress and release oxytocin. That’s why Vair is also launching a new selection of experiences based on the importance of laughter. For the first time guests will have the opportunity to enjoy sessions with the “Maestro della Risata”, a kind of “Laughter Teacher”. Inspired by the traditional roots of popular music, the history of “Pizzica” and “Taranta”, this master (that actually is an actor, musician and dancer too) applies the science-based theories of laughter promoting its benefits for the body and mind health through theatre, dance and music classes.
Then, there is nutrition, essential part of the Mediterrean lifestyle that has always been considered one of the healthiest lifestyles in the world. All Borgo Egnazia restaurants and bars, including the brand-new Spa’s food corner, offer experiences designed beyond the idea of a restrictive and low calories approach, and all the menus feature an unexpected and delicious balance between taste and wellbeing. With a great variety of outlets and options, guests can choose and enjoy among Michelin-starred gourmet food, traditional dishes in a friendly atmosphere, freshly-caught fish and seafood directly by the sea or just a perfect snack wearing their bathrobe after a Spa treatment, abandoning frustration resulting from privations. All the dishes, created by the Executive Chef and an expert in nutrition, are prepared using local and low processed food, with a great attention to nutritional values. That means also a focus on sweetness (carbohydrates and stimulants to activate norepinephrine), healthiness (anti-oxidant, alkalizing and anti-inflammatory food), pro digestive system (favoring the health and microbiota of the intestine) and stimulating circadianity (hormonal balance between day and night).
A WELLBEING HUB
In April 2019 Vair turned into a real “Wellbeing Hub”, completely renewed to create personalized paths and programs to reach a long-lasting personal happiness by stimulating quality relationships and connection with oneself and others. The new ground-floor reception will be the main gate to enjoy the indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped and upgraded Technogym fitness area and some new spaces and corners of Vair such as the private infrared sauna, the Meditation room and the new Spa food corner just to name a few.
72015 Fasano Brindisi
Info +39 080 225 5000