Join us in the heel of Italy for our first Nordic walking week out with the uk. For those of you who still haven’t visited Puglia with us yet, you are in for a real treat. Home to some of Italy’s loveliest beaches and most dramatic rocky coastline, the Salento is a haven for sea lovers. From the southernmost tip near Leuca, running up the east coast to Brindisi and beyond, is a vast almost non-stop strip of dramatic rugged coastline and transparent azure waters. Spring is a wonderful time to visit. Balmy weather and not too many tourists. Puglia is the hidden gem of Europe. The sun illuminates the days till late at night and you can enjoy peaceful walks in the countryside or between the characteristic towns of Salento, where the history and culture of this wonderful land releases secrets and mysteries preserved in time.


We will be based at Casino Pisanelli, a restored hunting lodge. A favourite amongst previous flavours guests, where we are excellently located to access the sea and surrounding countryside. Hosted by our Flavours Pilates and Nordic walking instructor, Mandy Parr, we will spend the week exploring the surrounding area whilst being fantastically watered and fed by our own in-house chef. Get ready to kick start yourself into spring and join us on what will be a wonderful week of walking / laughter / great company and good food .

Your Accommodation

Casino Pisanelli Puglia dining outside
Casino Pisanelli Puglia outside
Casino Pisanelli Puglia swimmingpool

Your holiday price of £1899 includes:

  • Daily Pilates and Nordic walking lessons
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our beautiful Puglian villa.
  • Explore local towns like Lecce & Specchia
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
  • Optional Cooking lesson

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    Holiday Itinerary

    Day 1 -

    Airport transfer from Bari airport to your stunning villa Casino Pisanelli. Welcome drinks upon arrival, followed by a light lunch. A chance to relax after your journey. Dinner will be at the villa.

    Day 2 -

    Morning Pilates followed by breakfast. After breakfast your tutor Mandy Parr will give you an intro into nordic walking and get your walking poles sized. Lunch will be at the villa then in the afternoon we will do our first walk to the hilltop medieval town of Specchia. Enjoy a “gelato” or coffee before making our descent back to villa. Pre dinner drinks & dinner will be at the villa.

    Day 3 -

    Morning Pilates followed by breakfast. Today our walk will be along the coast line starting in the village of Marina di Novaglie and walking to IL Ciolo. We will stop for lunch before retracing our steps back along the coast. Back to villa and a chance to relax for a few hours before drinks and dinner at the Villa.

    Day 4 -

    Morning Pilates followed by breakfast. This morning we will visit inland, walking along country paths, wild fig trees, stone walls through olive groves, hidden delights of Salento villages such as Vignicastri, Spongano, Castiglione before returning to the villa for lunch. Late afternoon we will visit Lecce with dinner in the city this evening

    Day 5 -

    Morning Pilates before breakfast. Our walk today will follow the coast southwards from Otranto port to the Punta Palascia lighthouse (the most easterly point of Italy ). We will stop for lunch at a typical Salento masseria and have the chance to swim in the sea. . Dinner will be at the villa this evening.

    Day 6 -

    morning Pilates followed by breakfast . This morning we will have an optional cooking lesson from our chef Antonio. Lunch will be at the villa followed by a further trip out this afternoon to visit local artisan shops. Returning to the villa for pre dinner drinks and dinner.

    Day 7 -

    Morning Pilates. After breakfast we will have our final walk walking along part of the well know “via Francigena del Salento”. Lunch will be en-route, return to villa for final dinner at villa.

    Day 8 -

    After breakfast, the group transfer will collect you and take you back to Bari airport for your flight home.

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