The region's bathing waters have been rated 99% "excellent," by the National Environmental Protection System this month, putting them ahead of Sardinia, which received 97.6% and Tuscany at 96%. Close control and monitoring by the National System for the Protection of the Environment, the network that coordinates the various regional environmental agencies in the country including Arpa Puglia, has led to these results.
Along the 1,000 kilometres of coastline, Puglia has as many as 676 areas designated for bathing. Arpa Puglia monitors regional bathing waters, and every year these undergo periodic inspections to ensure the health of swimmers. After this year’s results, Arpa Puglia's Director General, Vito Bruno stated "We are pleased to note that once again this year Puglia ranks first in Italy for the healthiness of its bathing waters.”
So if you want to enjoy these crystal clear waters in Puglia, why not book a stay at Borgo Egnazia, with private access to the sea.
Borgo Egnazia is a five-star property located a five minutes’ drive from the local fishing village of Savelletri and an ideal base from which to uncover a trove of Italian history, cuisine, and beaches.
The property offers two incredible beaches, dedicated to the relaxation and rejuvenation of guests at the Borgo. Guests can choose from sandy beach La Fonte or chic and stylish Cala Masciola Beach Club to explore the ‘excellent’ crystal clear waters of Puglia. Located on the rocky, azure Adriatic coast of Puglia, Cala Masciola is a great option for avoiding crowded sandy beaches in summer. With sophisticated cabanas and a seafood grill restaurant serving local specialities, this is the perfect place to spend lazy summer days swimming in the refreshing water and collecting sea urchins from the rocks. In the evening, the beach club comes alive with special dinners and events which last until sunrise.
Borgo Egnazia was built in the style of a traditional Apulian village by local architect and designer Pino Brescia who has created a modern twist on the whitewashed masseria style that is synonymous with this still undiscovered region of Italy. Space and privacy are offered by the 63 Suites, 92 Casette, or mini houses, and 29 Case which are perfect for families and couples alike.
Airport: The property is located one hour from both Bari and Brindisi airports.