Our top pick for May

What could be a better way to see in the summer than by booking onto one of our fantastic Pilates retreats in May, before the sweltering heat begins to kick in. Puglia’s stunning scenery and gorgeous climate make it the perfect place to come and relax, while also developing your Pilates skills. With the opportunity to visit some of the region’s historic cities, our retreats balance plenty of active time with our experienced Pilates tutors at the villa with lots of time to chill out and explore the area. There’s even the option to hone your Italian cookery skills with a few lessons.

For the ultimate week of both relaxation and learning, book onto one of our Puglia-based Pilates retreats this May.


No Single Supplement

A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.

Book with Confidence

Flexibility and peace of mind for our guests with their holiday booking.

Sights to savour along with the turquoise sea and long sandy beaches of Puglia include the handsome Baroque cathedral in Otranto, with a mosaic floor to rival Ravenna, and the city of Lecce’s more than 40 churches and a noble palazzo built in the 17th and 18th centuries. South of Lecce, the landscape flattens and the sky opens out.  Acres of olive groves and vineyards extend between dry-stone walls.  The coastline of turquoise sea and red cliffs combine to form a dramatic backdrop – the perfect spot for a week to relax, rejuvenate and improve your Pilates .

All-Inclusive Price

Villa accommodation, all meals, drinks, activities, tuition, day trips and transfers.

Solo Traveller Friendly

Over 70% of our guests travel solo taking advantage of our no single supplement policy.

Lovely Pilates teacher and super chef. They were both kind, fun and made the holiday most enjoyable. Certainly the whole group got on really well and it was a great holiday.

Dates for 2022

25 Jun - 2 Jul£1699Sold Out
2 Jul - 9 Jul£1699Sold Out
27 Aug - 3 Sep£1699Sold Out
3 Sep - 10 Sep£1699Sold Out
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24 Sep - 1 Oct£1699Sold Out
1 Oct - 8 Oct£1699Sold Out

Your Holiday Price of £1699 Includes:

  • 10 pilates lessons with our experienced tutors.
  • Options for 2 cooking lessons.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our beautiful Puglian villa.
  • Visits to local towns Otranto & Gallipoli.
  • Enjoy a private wine tasting at a local winery.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
  • Private transport throughout stay.
  • Group airport transfers*

* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.

Pilates Holiday in Puglia - Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday)

Benvenuti! Arrival in Puglia and group transfer to villa.

Our Flavours group transfer will meet you at Brindisi Airport and take you to your beautiful villa, where you can enjoy welcome drinks and time to relax before dinner, prepared by our local chef.

Serving Prosecco

Day 2 (Sunday)

Pilates lesson followed by one-to-one sessions with your teacher

Begin the day with energizing morning Pilates, followed by breakfast. your Pilates teacher will also have a one-to-one session with each guest, helping with your individual needs. Lunch and dinner will be provided at the villa, and you will have lots of time to relax by the pool. Enjoy an aperitivo before dinner at the villa.

Guests at Santa Maria di Leuca

Day 3 (Monday)

Morning Pilates lesson and boat trip around the Salento coastline.

Begin the day with energizing morning Pilates. After breakfast, you will explore the Salento coastline by boat, returning to your villa late afternoon for your next Pilates lesson. Dinner will take place at the villa this evening.

Pilates Teacher with Guest

Day 4 (Tuesday)

Pilates before breakfast and sight-seeing in Lecce including excellent lunch in traditional trattoria.

Start the day with an energizing Pilates lesson before breakfast and then a day of sight-seeing, firstly to Lecce to enjoy a walking tour around the “Florence of the South”. You will have time for shopping before lunch at a local trattoria. We’ll then drive to Otranto, situated by the sea, with the chance to visit the famous cathedral. Return for dinner at the villa.

Otranto Puglia

Day 5 (Wednesday)

Morning Pilates followed by your first cooking lesson

This morning you will have another Pilates lesson followed by breakfast. You’ll then be in the kitchen for your first cookery lesson, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, a chance to relax in the villa and take advantage of the swimming pool before your evening Pilates lesson. Dinner will take place at the villa this evening.

Pilates Puglia

Day 6 (Thursday)

Pilates and cookery lesson followed by day trip to Gallipoli

After Pilates and breakfast, you’ll have your second cookery lesson with your chef, followed by lunch. You will have a late afternoon visit to Gallipoli (on the Ionic sea) where we will have the chance to watch the fishing boats arrive and wander around the old town. Dinner will be at an excellent local fish restaurant.

Gallipoli Puglia

Day 7 (Friday)

Final Pilates lesson with farewell dinner at villa.

After the morning Pilates lesson, spend the morning in the villa, enjoying your last day in Puglia. Later in the afternoon, you’ll have some time with your teacher for the last Pilates session. This evening, a special farewell dinner will be prepared for you at the villa.

Pilates Puglia

Day 8 (Saturday)

Transfer to airport! Arrivederci!

You have an early departure this morning, so after breakfast, the transfer will collect you and take you back to Brindisi airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!

Travel Information

With over 20 years experience in organising flights for our guests, our team is continuously researching and monitoring the market for the best flight options that are on offer.

We understand that you would prefer flying direct from your local airport. We have curated a list of direct flights currently available from major UK airports to Brindisi Salento Airport:

  • London Gatwick (EasyJet)
  • London Stansted (Ryanair)
Brindisi Salento Airport Map

We offer complimentary group transfers between Brindisi Salento Airport and your villa. These transfers are organised to meet as many flights from the UK as possible. You’ll be able to begin your holiday straight away with your group!

If you are travelling from a region of the UK not listed above, or travelling internationally, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss the best flights for your holiday!

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If you might be interested in activities other than Pilates, you can find out more about the Painting, Cooking and Photography activity holidays that we offer in Puglia.

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