If we mention the word "luxury" what comes to mind?
Our definition of luxury is essentially what we experienced during our weekend with the impeccable Audi Italia
Luxury is time. The time you dedicate to take in the best around you. The time you pause and explore the beauty of your surroundings. The time you spend indulging in the best food. The time you spend relaxing and swimming in the bluest waters.
We went to Puglia, a Region in the South of Italy we know quite well (remember last year we went to Ostuni
Puglia Region is full of surprises and ancient white villages built with local rocks.
This time we explored Valle D'Itria
where Fasano, Locorotondo and the famous Alberobello are located.
We had the chance to stay at the best of the best, a dream of location: Borgo Egnazia
It is a Masseria built 10 years ago with the typical yellow stones from the region, structured with a central palace, a village around it, other private villas with a pool and a huge golf court. Borgo Egnazia is at 500 meters from the beach, a private one for the guests. Little gossip: this is also the place where Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel got married
Like princesses, we were chauffeured around town in the best Audi car modes, driven by young, fun, and professional drivers. We were awarded this luxurius privilege because of an invitation Audi presented us with after they selected us among the 1000 innovative ones in Italy
Audi is also main sponsor of Locus Festival
, a festival of american jazz & soul music held in Locorotondo.
We started the weeked with a delicious aperitivo along the main pool of Borgo Egnazia and then we moved to Locorotondo center where we had dinner in the middle of little white streets at U Curdunn
We appreciated the first pasta dish made with handmade trofie, ricotta salata and tomato.
After dinner we moved to the festival where we had reserved the first row seats and a sophisticated backstage area just reserved for Audi guests with fresh made juices, prosecco, fresh and dry fruits of all kinds. Magic athmosphere!
On the stage: Bilal
. Energetic music guru and performer with his band from Philadelphia, USA.
The next day, we rose early in the morning to get a head start on exploring the village built around Borgo Egnazia.
Soon after, we had the pleasure of giving the cars a test drive and driving them from Fasano to Alberobello. (We also did a very exciting parcour test!).
We passed and stopped by Alberobello
, the famous city built with trulli, protected by Unesco. Do you remember last year we rented a villa with trulli as well
Time for a top quality food & beverages pit stop. Fresh apple juice, fresh almond milk and the softest focaccia with tomato ever! Ready to jump on Audi cars again!Elia Restaurant in Capitolo
, an ocean side restaurant, was prepared to serve us the best fresh fish ever! Mussels, grilled squids, fried octopusses, salmon & tune sashimi... What a dream!
After lunch, we headed back to the beach of Borgo Egnazia, where we had a moment to spare to swim in the crystal clear water.
The dinner was arranged at La Peschiera
restaurant and 5 stars L Hotel of only 14 rooms just on the beach. Another perfectly spotted choice by Audi organization.
After dinner it was time for a cocktail at White Beach Savelletri
Sunday morning was dedicated to the coast exploration - this time from 3 yachts, arranged for us to relax, tan and utilize the last hours together with Audi and the other innovators such as Guk Kim from Zomato and Elisabetta Rogai, famous wine painter.
Thanks again to Audi to make us live one of the best Puglia experience we could have ever imagined!
Photo credits: Pinktrotters Team & Audi Italia Team