Pilates Holidays in Puglia
Together with our highly trained Pilates instructors, we have put together an active yet relaxing itinerary for our Pilates retreats in Puglia. With tailor-made classes that will match individual needs, our lessons will suit guests of all levels and abilities. All of our instructors are experts in the Body Control technique – a method of Pilates that focuses on your core – from toning your body to combating back problems, it is suitable for any age or ability. We supply the Pilates equipment, so the only thing you need to bring is suitable and comfortable clothing for the course. To read more about our inspiring instructors, click here »
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 .
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.
At a Glance
- Get toned and energized with Pilates lessons in the Puglian sun.
- Learn how to cook Puglian dishes with our knowledgeable local chefs.
- Enjoy a private wine tasting at a local winery.
- Explore the stunning Baroque town of Lecce with its glorious churches.
Your Holiday Price Includes
- 10 pilates lessons with our experienced tutors and 2 optional cooking lessons.
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our beautiful Puglian villa.
- Visits to local towns, eg Otranto & Gallipoli.
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
- No Single Supplement.
Where you're going to stay
Flavours Pilates holiday venue in Puglia is a stunning private estate located in the region of Salento – one of the most unspoilt areas od Puglia. Used exclusively by Flavours Holidays, Casino Pisanelli is a real gem of Italian style and was featured in Homes and Gardens and Elle Decoration magazines as a representative example of 17th century architecture. All bedrooms of this luxury villa are ensuite and the entire interior design has been carefully restored by local artisans and craftsmen to maintain its classic traditional style. View our photo gallery to see more of your Pilates venue.
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 the beautiful Casino Pisanelli, where you can enjoy welcome drinks and time to relax before dinner, prepared by our local chef.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Pilates lesson followed by hands-on cookery lesson and day trip to Santa Maria di Leuca.
Begin the day with energizing morning Pilates, followed by breakfast. After breakfast, your first cookery lesson with our lovely local chef, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, a visit to Santa Maria di Leuca (at the very tip of the Salentine Peninsula where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet). Enjoy an aperitivo before returning for dinner at Casino Pisanelli.
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.
Day 4 (Tuesday)
Pilates before breakfast and sight-seeing in Lecce including excellent lunch in traditional trattoria.
Energizing Pilates before breakfast. Leave after breakfast for day sight-seeing, to Lecce, the “Florence of the South”. Time for shopping before lunch at a local trattoria. Drive to Otranto-situated by the sea, with the chance to visit the famous cathedral. Return for dinner at Casino Pisanelli.
Day 5 (Wednesday)
Morning Pilates followed by a day to relax at the villa.
This morning you will have breakfast, then another Pilates 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.
Day 6 (Thursday)
Pilates and cookery lessons followed by day trip to Gallipoli including dinner at an excellent fish restaurant.
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.
Day 7 (Friday)
Final Pilates lesson with farewell dinner at villa.
Enjoy your final Pilates lesson this morning and then lunch. The afternoon is free to sunbathe or relax. This evening, a special farewell dinner will be prepared for you at Casino Pisanelli.
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!
How to Get There?
Direct flights from the UK to Brindisi are from London airports, with connecting flights to some regional airports. For each of our holidays, we provide a group transfer on arrival and departure to Brindisi Airport. Our team in the office are happy to advise you on our group transfer windows to help with your travel arrangements – simply contact us»
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