As reported previously, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were married last month in Puglia, Italy. Here’s a look inside the Italian luxury resort, Borgo Egnazia.
The fairy tale village resort blends traditional aesthetics with contemporary luxury and hosts four restaurants with an extensive choice of delicious cuisine, tennis courts, 18-hole golf course, three outdoor swimming pools and a beautiful spa. Guest rooms offer comfort with all the modern conveniences and are elegantly decorated in cream. The purpose built village hosts 28 three bedroom villas with their own private swimming pools for that extra luxury retreat and are still in close proximity to the hotels facilities.
Nestled among ancient olive trees on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, Borgo Egnazia opened in 2010 as a year-round luxury property. The unique resort, influenced by the the rich history and culture of the region of Puglia, is built entirely of indigenous materials traditional to local architecture. The “Borgo” or village consists of a 63-room hotel, as well as private villas and townhouses, ideal for romantic getaways or family retreats. Inspired by the rich cultural traditions of its coastal surrounding yet thoroughly contemporary in style, Borgo Egnazia is a masterpiece of luxury, architecture and design.
Guests to the 5 star resort have access to play on the stunning 18 hole championship San Domenico Golf Course, relax in the 19,000 square foot VAIR spa, whose treatments incorporate ancient Apulian traditions and remedies, or relax poolside in one of the hotel’s three outdoor swimming pools. Guests can also take private cooking classes, enjoy local Apulian cuisine, play tennis, visit the private beach or take day trips to nearby picturesque towns such as Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Justin and Jessica’s wedding and the days spent running up to it were enjoyed with the high-end facilities, luxury service and amazing views at the hotel. A day that has been described as magical in the surrounding of this stunning retreat nestled amongst live groves is one that they will never forget.
“The celebrations began earlier this week, with an evening bash at the beachfront resort of Riva Dei Ginepri. During the soiree, partygoers — which included guests like Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg and Biel’s former 7th Heaven co-star, Beverly Mitchell — soon took in the majestic Southern Italy scenery, traditional Neapolitan music and a dazzling 10-minute fireworks display,” reported Celebuzz.
E! Online first reported that the wedding set the couple back $6.5 million. The cost factors in if Timberlake and Biel rented out the entire hotel, paid for their guests’ flights, and hired security staff, not to mention helicopter tours for their guests to take in the Italian surroundings.