5-star resort in Apulia
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excellent services surrounded by a uncontaminated nature
A 5- STAR OASIS IN APULIA, WITH INDIPENDENT ECOLODGES, IMMERSED IN A WONDERFUL MEDITERRANEAN PINE FOREST
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort, is a 5- Star Resort in Apulia, inside the Ethra Reserve complex, characterized by a prestigious architecture perfectly integrated into the surrounding natural setting of Stornara. The 124 Ecolodge Suites, of 50 square meters each, are independent, placed on a single floor and surrounded by greenery, each one with an outdoor patio. The resort is joined to the sea by a splendid pine forest. The large private beach of fine sand, bordered by characteristic dunes, bathed by a crystalline sea, is set in a stretch of deserted coastline of over 5 km and can be reached by comfortable shuttle. The seabed is sandy and suitable for children bathing. Alborèa Ecolodge Resort offers all the services of Ethra Reserve: Clubs and activities dedicated to children and teenagers up to 17 years old, a rich offer of activities and sports equipment, large spaces for evening shows. Guests of Alborèa Ecolodge Resort can access the common areas, the sports and entertainment activities of the adjacent Valentino Village and Calanè Village.
Castellaneta Marina beach is "Bandiera Blu 2022"
BLUSERENA HOTELS AND RESORTS
4.5 OUT OF 5.0
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort is a 5-star resort located within the Ethra Reserve complex, characterized by fine architecture and perfectly integrated into Stornara nature reserve, with 124 Ecolodge Suites, all of 50 square meters, independent, placed on one flat and immersed in the pine forest, each with an outdoor patio.
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort is the ideal place for those seeking tranquility and comfort, excellent services in unspoiled nature. Ecolodge Suite Classic available in which small dogs up to 10 kg are allowed. A shuttle bus servive to the sea is available. Beach with umbrellas and sunbeds, beach towels included (from three years of age). Rich buffet catering with show cooking. Central restaurant, restaurant by the sea and two bars, one of which on the beach. Baby kitchen/Baby Feeding Facility. Swimming pool with sea water, whirlpools and water games. Tennis courts. Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Internal parking. Customers of Alborèa Ecolodge Resort can access to the common areas, sports and entertainment activities of the adjacent 4-star villages.
A UNIQUE OASIS OF WELLNESS
Exclusive beauty SPA within the adjacent Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA. It has two swimming pools with sea water, one outdoor and one indoor, Marine Aquatonic Path, open air wellness oasis with Jacuzzi tubs, solarium and fitness area. It also offers thalassotherapy, beauty treatments, sauna, Turkish bath, massages, wellness programs, relaxation and remise en forme programs.
SPORT & FITNESS
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort has two tennis courts and a swimming pool with sea water, whirlpools and water games. In addition, guests of Alborèa can use the services of the adjacent Valentino Village and Calanè Village: tennis courts, bowls, beach tennis, beach volleyball, archery and shooting, and ping-pong. Group lessons in swimming, sailing and windsurfing, tennis, archery and target shooting from 05.06 to 10.09.2022. Modern fitness area with assistance from qualified instructors at set times, equipped with strength machines, dumbbells, walking mat, TRX spinning bike, balance board, strength development rope, group gymnastics and many other activities: stretch & tone, Nordic walking, total body, water aerobics, yoga, pilates, zumba. In addition, cross training complete with TRX and jump fitness, the trampoline that helps burn calories to the rhythm of music.
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort has a large private beach, set in a stretch of deserted coastline of over 5 km. The long beach of fine sand, reachable by convenient shuttle (available all day from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm), offers a beach bar, changing rooms and showers. Each room has an umbrella with two sun loungers and a table reserved for the duration of the stay. Beach towels included, always available on the beach. 1st row umbrella included for Ecolodge Executive Suites. The seabed is sandy and suitable for children bathing.
Available to all guests of Ethra Reserve: use of sailing boats (except during course times), windsurfing, canoes and pedal boats, paddle surfing, beach tennis court, beach volleyball court, group sailing courses.
It is possible to explore the fascinating Ethra Reserve complex, full of services and attractions, through the pleasant internal routes, such as the Gran Via, which connects all of Ethra Reserve, or cycle along the reserved cycle paths (bike rental available). Guests are not allowed to circulate with any motorized or electric means of transport.
A UNIQUE OASIS OF WELLNESS
An exclusive beauty SPA with two seawater swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor, seawater tonifying path, Thalasso Oasis, sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool baths, tanning booth, fitness area. It offers relaxing and remise-en forme programmes, standard and customized treatments for body and face, massages, Thalassotherapy programmes, physical activities and body rituals.
SPORT & FITNESS
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort has two tennis courts and a swimming pool with sea water, whirlpools and water games. In addition, guests of Alborèa can use the services of the adjacent Valentino Village and Calanè Village: tennis courts, bowls, beach tennis, beach volleyball, archery and shooting, ping-pong. Group lessons in swimming, sailing and windsurfing, tennis, archery and shooting from 05.06 to 10.09.2022. Modern fitness area with assistance from qualified instructors at set times, equipped with strength machines, dumbbells, walking mat, TRX spinning bike, balance board, strength development rope, group gymnastics and many other activities: stretch & tone, Nordic walking, total body, water aerobics, yoga, pilates, zumba. In addition, cross training complete with TRX and jump fitness, the trampoline that helps burn calories to the rhythm of music.
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort has 124 indipendent Ecolodge Suites, all of 50 square meters, located on one floor and immersed in the pine forest, each with an outdoor patio equipped with a table and chairs. Available studios consisting of a large open space with lounge, TV, double sofa bed and area with double bed, and two-room apartments, with double bedroom with two French beds and room with sitting area and two single beds, double TV. Both types have 2 bathrooms. Some have a kitchenette with hob and sink, to be requested when booking (limited availability). In Ecolodges there is a ban on smoking. Smoking is allowed on the outdoor patio.
ECOLODGE SUITE CLASSIC
The Ecolodges Classic have air conditioning, 40-inch TV with Sky, Wi-Fi, telephone, mini fridge, coffee machine, safe.
ECOLODGE SUITE EXECUTIVE
They are located near the main services and, in addition to the Classic equipment, include 2 bikes for adults, kettle with herbal infusions and tea, reserved umbrella in the 1st row, 1 Marine Aquatonic Path per day for 2 people.
Available, on request, Ecolodge Suite Classic in which small dogs up to 10 kg are allowed (and only if they have health certification). The dog will stay in the garden of his Classic lodge, in a dedicated fenced area, equipped with a kennel and bowls for food and water and will be able to circulate in the resort in the reserved areas and on dedicated paths (for example not on the beach, restaurant and square) , with leash. There is no provision of food for the dog. The number of places is limited. No other animals or larger dogs are allowed. Customers who will stay with the dog will be required to comply with the regulations sent during the booking confirmation phase.
BEGINNING AND END OF STAY, DELIVERY AND RELEASE OF ROOMS
The arrival. Lodge and umbrellas will be delivered from 2.30 pm, guaranteed by 4.00 pm. The stay begins with dinner, the price will therefore also include lunch on the day of departure (replaceable on request with a packed lunch). It is possible to start your stay with lunch and end it with breakfast on the day of departure, indicating at the time of booking (the rooms are still delivered from 2.30 pm). On the day of arrival we will have lunch and dinner in one of the village restaurants (at Bluserena's discretion), not necessarily in the central one. Check-in operations must be carried out by only one guest per household. The departure. On the day of departure, the room and umbrella must be released by 11.00. Unattended luggage storage available. Check-out operations must necessarily be carried out the day before departure.
LATE CHECK-OUT OPTION
By booking the Late Check-out, the lodge and umbrella are available until 2.15 pm on the day of departure. The service is subject to a fee and subject to limited availability (to be booked preferably upon confirmation or, at the resort, within 2 days before the departure). For those who choose Late Check-out, any extra meal in Pensione Più is subject to a fee (to be booked).
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort offers the best of Italian catering, with excellent raw materials and products from the rich Apulian territory. Central restaurant with air conditioning. The table is exclusive per family, not always the same for the whole stay (it will be assigned at each entrance to the restaurant, in the indoor or outdoor area). Is available a Patio in a covered outdoor area with grill and assigned table per family (extra charge). Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with Show cooking. In case of adverse weather conditions, the customers of the Patio and the thematic restaurants will move to the central restaurant from 1.45 pm for lunch and from 8.45 pm for dinner. Packed meals are available on request to replace meals.
PIZZERIA ETHRA AND MEDITERRANEO RESTAURANT
In addition to the central restaurant, you can take advantage of Pizzeria Ethra with buffet service (at the adjacent Valentino Village), open for dinner. Available from 06.06 to 10.09.2022 at least 6 days a week, is free, subject to limited availability, can be booked via www.bluserena.it/go from 24 hours before the meal. Guests staying in Pensione Più are entitled to one access per person for a minimum stay of 7 nights; customers in Pensione Extra are entitled to a maximum of two accesses per person for stays of 7 nights. There is also the Mediterraneo seaside restaurant (for a fee), with table service, which can be booked on www.bluserena.it/go from 24 hours before the meal.
For those who prefer to have lunch under the umbrella, a free Sea Box is available to eat on the beach. It can be booked on www.bluserena.it/go the day before, for the whole room and not for individual members.
PLUS, BLUSERENA FULL BOARD
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with Show cooking, wine and bottled water included. The table is exclusive per family, not always the same for the whole stay (it will be assigned at each entrance to the restaurant, in the indoor or outdoor area). One access per week to a restaurant at Pizzeria Ethra (in the Valentino Village area). Sea Box to be consumed on the beach. On the beach, an umbrella assigned with two sunbeds, beach towels for 3 years. Use of Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding Facility.
"EXTRA" - BLUSERENA'S ALL-INCLUSIVE
In addition to the services of Pensione Più: at the Bar, cafeteria, 20 cl soft drinks on tap, fruit juices, syrups, beer, slushes, wine, prosecco, bitters and liqueurs, aperitifs and vermouth, grappa and, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, also a selection of cocktails. During meals a 40 cl drink (since 3 years). Two accesses per week to Pizzeria Ethra (dinner).
Outside the central restaurant of Alborèa Ecolodge Resort is available a Patio in a covered outdoor area with grill (extra charge), and a Patio in an area shaded by umbrellas (free of charge), both with assigned table per family allocated for the duration of the stay. To be booked upon confirmation, subject to availability.
Bluserena pays particular attention to the well-being of guests, both in the offer and in the correct information on allergens. Due to the size and organisation of our kitchens we cannot offer customisation of our dishes to suit individual allergies, but in all our central restaurants we guarantee a basic assortment of gluten-free, lactose-free and egg-free food (although we must emphasise that, due to the structural characteristics of our kitchens, we cannot guarantee the absolute absence of contamination for any type of intolerance, except for the packaged products listed below). Gluten-free food: in the village, in addition to a rich buffet and a selection of naturally gluten-free foodstuffs, a daily sausage and packaged staples (tarts, biscuits, snacks, rusks and rice biscuits) are available for breakfast. At lunch and dinner, in addition to a rich selection of naturally gluten-free foodstuffs, at least one starter, one main course, one pizza and one dessert made from gluten-free ingredients are available (however, it is not possible to guarantee that they are completely free of contamination). Lactose-free and eggs-free food: in addition to a rich buffet of naturally lactose-free and egg-free foodstuffs, lactose-free and egg-free packaged basic products (snacks, rusks, yoghurt and milk) are available for breakfast. At least one starter, one main course, one cold meat, one cheese, one pizza and one lactose-free or egg-free dessert is available for lunch and dinner. In restaurants with table service, on request: gluten-free, one starter, one main course and one dessert made with gluten-free ingredients; lactose and egg-free, one starter, one main course and one dessert made with lactose- and egg-free ingredients.
Guests have access to 2 well-stocked bars, one of which is on the beach. The bars only accept payments with Smart card, which can be recharged directly at the bars and at the Reception.
Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding Facility is an area dedicated to parents (with tables, chairs and high chairs) for the baby food of 0-3 years old, with assistance and availability of basic products during the main meal times: vegetable and meat broths, vegetable soup, pasta, slices of meat, fish fillets, cooked ham, dairy products, fresh fruit, fresh milk, soy milk, rice milk, lactose-free milk, yogurt, jams, tea and chamomile and biscuits. Not available baby food, cheese and baby milk in both liquid and powder form. It will also be possible to heat milk and baby food, sterilize, blend, homogenise food. It is accessible from 6:00 am to midnight. During closing time it will be possible to ask to the reception staff to heat the milk using the microwave oven provided. A basic set of packaged products will also be available to customers.
Alborèa Ecolodge Resort offers many opportunities for a holiday dedicated to sport, fitness and wellness. Alborèa Ecolodge Resort has two tennis courts and a swimming pool with sea water, whirlpools and water games. Furthermore, guests of Alborèa Ecolodge Resort can use the services of the adjacent 4-star villages: tennis courts, bowls, beach tennis, beach volleyball, archery and shooting, table tennis. Group lessons in swimming, sailing and windsurfing, tennis, archery and shooting from 05.06 to 10.09.2022.
For those who love fitness, in addition to the modern fitness area with the assistance of qualified instructors at set times, with strength machines, dumbbells, walking mat, spinning bikes, TRX, balance board, strength development rope and group gymnastics, many others activities: stretch & tone, Nordic walking, yoga, pilates, zumba. In addition, cross training complete with TRX and jump fitness, the trampoline that helps burn calories to the rhythm of music.
The Club of water sports and water attractions. Fun and sports: pedal boats, canoes, sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing (also big SUP up to 8 people), motorboat towing activities (for a fee). Excursions by boat and raft (for a fee). Group (free) and private (paid) sailing and windsurfing lessons.
A UNIQUE OASIS OF WELLNESS
Exclusive beauty SPA within the adjacent Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA. There are two swimming pools with sea water, one outdoor and one indoor, Marine Aquatonic Path, open air wellness oasis with Jacuzzi tubs, solarium and fitness area. It also offers thalassotherapy, beauty treatments, sauna, Turkish bath, massages, wellness programs, relaxation and remise en forme programs.
Guests of Alborèa Ecolodge Resort can use the common services and children's clubs of the adjacent 4-star villages.
CHILDREN AND TEENS ASSISTANCE
Parents who bring their children to the Mini, Teeny and Junior Club, are safe in the knowledge that their little ones are being looked after and entertained by our trained and professional staff during the day. All services are designed, structured and segmented by age. Click for details:
BABY KITCHEN/BABY FEEDING FACILITY
A free kitchen available to parents for their children's meals.
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At Valentino Village, a beautiful water play area, where children aged 3 to 12 can play among jets of water, fountains and slides, pirate galleons, water cannons and much more.
BLUSERENA FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Children and teenagers aged 5 to 14 will be able to participate in Bluserena football school, where, thanks to our qualified instructors, they will learn the rudiments and “tricks” to become little champions. The courses will be held in synthetic grass soccer fields. The uniform is provided by Bluserena. The football school is active from 06.06 to 10.09.2022 at Valentino Village.
BLUSERENA DANCE ACADEMY
Rhythmic gymnastics courses from 5 to 14 years, from 06.06 to 10.09.2022, with weekend performances. Bluserena Dance Academy courses from 3 to 5 years. The uniform will be provided by Bluserena.
SWIMMING AND MERMAIDING SCHOOL
Children and teenagers (from 3 years old) can participate in group swimming and mermaiding lessons, under the guidance of our expert instructors.
CHILDREN WITH PARENTS IN THE MINI CLUB SWIMMING POOL
Children from 0 to 6 years, even if not registered in the Mini Club, can access the Serenino swimming pool accompanied by their parents and at set times. At the adjacent Valentino Village and Calanè Village. There is no assistance.
LUNCH WITH THE ENTERTAINERS
Children and young people of the Mini, Teeny and Junior Club will be able to have lunch with the entertainers, together with many new friends of the holiday. The service is available from 06.06 to 10.09.2022, every day except Sunday.
For children the exclusive Serenella Kit: a large Serenella Teddy (50 cm), Serenella single bedspread 100% cotton 260x170 cm, Serenella Organic Bath Kit (shampoo, bath foam and body lotion in 100ml bottles), Serenella Stickers and cotton Shopper. To be requested upon booking € 59 per Kit.
Circus disciplines in a course dedicated to children, teenagers and parents. Together they can learn, while having fun, the basics of juggling, acrobatics and clowning. Service available from 06.06 to 10.09.2022.
MEDICAL AND PEDIATRIC ASSISTANCE
At Ethra Reserve the doctor is resident and on call 24 hours a day. Doctor's office at the adjacent Valentino Village, open at set times, morning and afternoon, with free visits. Visits are paid at other times and outside the doctor's office. Pediatrician at the adjacent Calanè Village.
A relaxing holiday for Mum and Dad, while the little ones will be "cradled" by safe arms of qualified and carefully selected staff within a dedicated, equipped and air-conditioned space.
The welcoming and safe Nursery area is child-sized, with air-conditioned, indoor and outdoor games and activities. The girls of the staff will be playmates, will delight the children with snacks, will provide for nap and diaper changes. Group outings in stroller are also provided. Baby bibs, bottles, pacifiers, non-slip socks, sunscreen and diapers remain in the care of the parents. Parents will be able to participate in some of their child's activities.
The service is available, upon payment, every day except on Sundays, from 9 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.30 to 6.30 pm, from 27.06 to 10.09.2022. Blu Nursery can be booked for half a day (specifying at the time of booking if the client desires the service in the morning or in the afternoon).
Expert staff, exclusive, safe, colourful spaces tailor-made for kids, for a holiday full of sea, games, creative workshops and, like little stars, performances in the amphitheater inside the Bluserena Musical School.
Every evening the Serenino dance show party with the ladybird Serenella. In the magical world of Serenino Wonderland children will be able to experience the thrill of attending the shows in the Serenella theater, with a special appointment every evening, and to explore Serenella's house, our mascot will guide them in the visit and will tell fairy tales to children. Mother and child, in Mini chef 3.0, will play the role of chef and trying out fun recipes. New in 2022 - Green Lab, workshops and many environmentally friendly activities. The children of the Serenino will also be able to have lunch assisted by our staff, together with many new little friends from 06.06 to 10.09.2022. And then there is the "beach location" of the Serenino: the reserved and equipped "Serenella Beach" space. Exclusive Calanè Village (also accessible to the children of Alborèa Ecolodge Resort): Archaeologist for a day, in which children will go to the discovery of fossil finds of big dinosaurs with the equipment of real archaeologists. Serenino Club at Calanè Village will be open all day from 9.30 am to 6:30 pm (Mondays from 9.00 am). Serenino Open Day, two weekly events open to everyone, even to mum and dad! Two days to get to know the Serenino, attend a mini show (performance of the circus and magician) and play all together. All children present in the Village will be able to access the Open day, even the youngest ones, and visit Serenella's house. In addition, all the entertainers of the Serenino and the team's characters will be present.
All the activities of SereninoPiù are designed to entertain older children who, as well as taking part in the activities of Serenino Club, can enjoy several creative activities.
In the magical world of Serenino Wonderland children will be able to experience the thrill of attending the shows in Serenella theater, with a special appointment every evening, and to explore Serenella's house, our mascot will guide them in the visit and will tell fairy tales for children. Young explorers, discovering fantastic treasures, together with Superblu, with the help of magnifying glasses and mini compasses! Rhythmic gymnastics will accompain girls to develop a sense of rhythm and expressiveness through music, using small tools (ribbon, ball and hoop), with the inevitable Bluserena tutu. In addition, Bluserena Football Academy, with qualified instructors, to learn the rudiments and the "tricks" to become little champions. Exclusive Calanè Village (also accessible to the children of Alborèa Ecolodge Resort): Coach Kids, an expert will hold fun and exciting fitness classes for the young guests. Serenino at the boarding, children aged from 6 to 10 can participate in a sailing course held by a pirate and his crew, designed specifically for their needs. Children of SereninoPiù Club will also be able to have lunch assisted by our staff, together with many new little friends from 06.06 to 10.09.2022. SereninoPiù Club will be open all the day from 9.30 am to 6:30 pm (Mondays from 9.00 am). Children aged 10 can choose to join either the SereninoPiù Club or SerenUp.
Sea, sports, music, dance, challenges, and workshops for a stimulating and exciting holiday, together with many new friends among parties, games and sports.
To the SerenUp children have their own area inspired by the "Cyberpunk" world, Cyber-Arena and Cyber-Beach by the sea, with new equipment and activities, such as Air trampoline, Archery combat, Water race and much more. A world full of games and experiences: Archery Combat, team challenges with safe bows and arrows; the Night under the stars, the enthusiasm of feeling "already grown up", having dinner "under the stars" and spending the night in a tent; the Blaster Challenge, fun fights with colorful toy weapons, trials and many obstacles to overcome. And much more, our Bluserena Football Academy and the Rhythmic Gymnastics course, free body exercises accompanied by music and tools such as ribbon, ball and hoops; the Aerial Dances course. The Water Race in the swimming pool, a speed competition between radio-controlled motorboats, the Air trampoline, an inflatable mountain on which to have fun jumping. Great excitement also on the beach in the Cyber-Beach area: SportUp, the boys and girl will be followed by our coaches who will satisfy their preferences and record their progress and goals in an exclusive “sport passport”; Lupetti di Mare, a full day with SeaSport instructors, to learn the techniques of sailing and windsurfing, then a packed lunch and, finally, a wonderful canoe excursion. SerenUp boys and girls will also be able to participate in the Laser Match, the great team game with infrared weapons. SerenUp guys will also be able to have lunch together with their holiday friends assisted by our staff. SerenUp is available from 06.06.2022 to 10.09.2022 every day except Sunday, from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm. 14-years-old can choose whether to sign up for SerenUp or SerenHappy.
In addition to the sea and sport, a program full of activities for the SerenHappy boys.
A world full of games and experiences: Night under the stars, the enthusiasm of feeling "already grown up", having dinner "under the stars" and spending the night in a tent; Entertainer for a day, the boys and girls will be screened in a unique experience, they will officially be part of the team, our entertainment staff, wearing the uniform (provided by Bluserena) and participating in the activities as true entertainment professionals, from morning to evening; the Blaster Challenge, fun fights with colorful toy weapons; Air trampoline, an inflatable mountain on which to have fun jumping. There are many activities on the beach, in the Cyber-Beach area: sports courses in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and paddle surfing, the tent and dinner under the stars, beach volleyball tournaments. SerenHappy boys and girls will also be able to participate in the Laser Match, the great team game with infrared weapons and can also to have lunch with their holiday friends assisted by our staff. SerenHappy is available in all Bluserena villages from 06.06.2022 to 10.09.2022 every day except Sunday, from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm. The kids of the Alborèa Ecolodge Resort can take advantage of the SerenHappy at the adjacent Valentino Village.
Baby Kitchen/Baby feeding facility is an area dedicated to parents (with tables, chairs and high chairs) for the baby food of 0-3 years old, with assistance and availability of basic products during the main meal times: vegetable and meat broths, vegetable soup, pasta, slices of meat, fish fillets, cooked ham, dairy products, fresh fruit, fresh milk, soy milk, rice milk, lactose-free milk, yogurt, jams, tea and chamomile and biscuits. Not available baby food, cheese and baby milk in both liquid and powder form. It will also be possible to heat milk and baby food, sterilize, blend, homogenise food. It is accessible from 6:00 am to midnight. During closing time it will be possible to ask to the reception staff to heat the milk using the microwave oven provided. A basic set of packaged products will also be available to customers.
Distance 90 km - Located 17 km from the town of Andria, of which is the symbol, Castel del Monte is a fortress dating from the thirteenth century, ordered by Frederick II of Swabia, listed among the most famous tourist destinations in Apulia. An imposing and extremely suggestive complex, Castel del Monte has an original octagonal shape that recurs in the plan of the building as well as in the courtyard and in various architectural elements, such as the eight towers. Its shape, its position, studied in function of the direction of the shadows in the days of solstice and equinox, the evocative power of some decorative elements, such as the two lions crouched at the sides of the entrance door, are soaked in a symbology that combines elements of classical antiquity, Nordic culture and Islamic suggestions. Characteristics for which, since 1996, is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, precisely because of the symbolic significance given by the location, mathematical and astronomical precision of the regular form, as it is stated in UNESCO's explanatory statement: "A unique piece of military and medieval architecture, Castel Monte is a successful blend of elements from classical antiquity, the Islamic East, northern Europe and the Gothic Cistercian".
Distance 60 Km - The contrast between modernity and tradition, a distinctive feature of the regions of Southern Italy, is an essential component of the charm of Apulia, where the new blends in contexts where time seems to have stood still. Thus Alberobello, in the province of Bari, an agglomeration unique in the world, with its 1500 Trulli located in Monti and Aja Piccola districts, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The old town consists exclusively of these conical limestone buildings of Murge plateau, dry assembled .Trulli, mainly present in the Itria Valley, between the provinces of Bari and Brindisi, have a prehistoric origin, on the model of the late Bronze Age thòlos tomb. This model of construction can be found in many parts of Mediterranean Europe and the Near East. However, the Trulli of Apulia - still inhabited today - are characterized by other examples of dome construction for continuity of use, so as to constitute a perhaps unique example of prehistoric construction still in use. Despite the structural stability and longevity demonstrated by these architectures (the oldest in Alberobello date back to the mid-seventeenth century), the Trulli were born as temporary shelters for farmers, built with the rocks collected on site. Dry construction, without mortar, spread following an imposition by the Counts of Conversano who, to escape an edict of the Kingdom of Naples that imposed taxes on each new urban settlement, around the fifteenth century, imposed on farmers to build only precarious buildings, easy to demolish in order to avoid taxation. The characteristic Trulli of Alberobello have different shapes and sizes, as they are built according to different housing needs. Traditionally made up of a single compartment, they sometimes have the juxtaposition of other communicating modular compartments, called Multiple Trulli. Seldom they reach the two floors. They have a circular structure, with a conical roof set with stones. The walls are built directly on the foundations of limestone and made using the technique of dry masonry. The roofs consist of a conical inner lining, culminating with the keystone, and an outer lining formed by so-called chianche, slabs of limestone. Externally, the roofs have rough decorations in white ash with mythological, religious or simply identifying sign of the trullista (or trullaro). They end, then, with a decorative pinnacle shaped like a sphere or a half sphere, which, in ancient times, had the scope of chasing away the malignant influences.
Distance 50 km - The contrast between ancient and modern, between tradition and innovation are embodied in the incomparable landscape of the city of Matera. Protected since 1993 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, thanks to its characteristics, UNESCO has introduced for the first time the concept of Cultural Landscape. Known as the City of Stones or Underground City, Matera is not only the oldest settlement in Basilicata and Southern Italy, but is among the ten oldest inhabited cities in the world, with settlements dating back to about 10,000 years ago. The cave houses dug in the mountain have been inhabited continuously since the Bronze Age until 1952, when a national law established the forced eviction of about 15,000 inhabitants of the Sassi. The unique architecture of Matera has developed from the natural caves of Gravina di Matera, a gorge that divides the territory into two: the Sasso Barisano, facing north-west and the Sasso Caveoso, facing south. The original residential nucleus was then made more articulated and complex over the centuries by man's intervention, with the construction of roads, cisterns and canalizations for the collection of water, palaces, vegetable gardens, churches, caves and tunnels. The uniqueness of the rocky landscape, combined with the sensitivity to recover the cultural identity of the place, have given a strong boost to the promotion and enhancement of the Sassi, which today, besides hosting museums, are the enchanting setting for prestigious cultural events of national and international interest, which has led to the designation of Matera as European Capital of Culture for 2019.
Distance 11 km - The Riva dei Tessali Golf Club boasts an enviable position, overlooking the Ionian Sea, surrounded by a pine forest and rich Mediterranean vegetation. The golf course, designed by John Harris and Marco Croze, has a total length of 5960 metres, with 18 holes par 71. Traditional venue of the Open of Apulia and Basilicata, it is part of the Challenge Tour and for the 17th consecutive time it hosted the Southern Tessali Open. The Golf Club is open all year round and houses the Club House restaurant, which offers typical regional cuisine, and the "I Comignoli" snack bar.
Ostuni, the White City in the province of Brindisi, like a nativity scene perpetually set up, emerges with a glow of white walls from a panorama of land burnt by the sun, olive trees and dry stone walls. On the skyline, the blue line of one of the cleanest seas in Italy, gives a glimpse of a more authentic Mediterranean landscape. Situated between the Itria Valley and Upper Salento, Ostuni is one of the most renowned tourist sites in Apulia, not only for the cleanliness of its coastline and the quality of its services, for which it boasts the Blue Flag and the five sails of Legambiente, but also for the numerous historical and cultural treasures it houses.
Martina Franca, located on the eastern hills of Murgia, in the heart of the Itria Valley, equidistant from the Ionian and Adriatic, is one of the most populous towns in the province of Taranto. Surrounded by a natural landscape of great interest, where the Regional Natural Reserve Oriented "Pianelle Wood" is located, it is known for its biodiversity and nature trails. The ancient village is a fascinating combination of Baroque buildings and characteristic white houses that develop vertically, winding alleys and impressive churches that house masterpieces of painting and sculpture.
Locorotondo: a small village of white houses placed side by side to form a circle in the heart of the Valle d'Itria, so appeared the town when it was founded, around the year one thousand, so is still the characteristic conformation of the old town of Locorotondo. To enrich the architecture of the place, consisting of white houses painted lime, stand numerous church towers, to witness the deep religiosity that is steeped in the culture and history of Locorotondo.
Itria Valley: a landscape of Itria Valley is dominated by vineyards and olive groves, dry stone walls and red earth, dotted with the white of Trulli that from time to time rise in the countryside. The landscape is interrupted by the appearance of some of the most beautiful villages in Italy, such as Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the picturesque Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Cisternino or the beautiful Ostuni. Apulia offers unique settings, with its hills covered with olive trees that slope down to the blue of the Adriatic Sea, with its villages rich in history and tradition, imbued with narrow alleys surrounded by white houses, small shaded squares where there are ancient craft shops and restaurants that perpetuate the flavors and aromas of Apulia.
Distance 100 km - In the heart of the Salento peninsula, Lecce is characterized by the splendor of the Baroque style of churches, palaces and architectural details, hence the nickname "Southern Florence". The wide diffusion and the richness of the local Baroque have been facilitated by the peculiar friability of the stone, particularly suitable for the realization of refined decorations, such as those that embellish the facade of the Basilica di Santa Croce and the Seminary Palace, or the extraordinary Piazza del Duomo, which houses the Cathedral of Maria Santissima Assunta.
Salento is a land of unbelievable beauty, washed to the east by the Adriatic Sea, which offers a rocky and indented coast, and to the west by the Ionian Sea, which draws a sweet and sandy coast, the Salento peninsula sees the union of the two seas in its last offshoot, Santa Maria di Leuca. The beauty of the sea, the wide choice of coastal scenery, from the most well-kept to the wildest, are just one aspect of the richness of southern Apulia, a place that as few others have been able to respect and pass on, enhance and revive their history and their cultural identity. The charm of the rural and coastal landscapes, the art, the traditional cuisine with the prevalent use of local products, and the hospitality characterize the territory that goes from the marinas of Melendugno and Santa Cesarea Terme to Otranto, from Porto Cesareo and Porto Selvaggio up to Gallipoli. The countryside drawn by dry stone walls and full of olive trees conceal ancient dolmens and menhirs, where old renovated farms offer hospitality to tourists. The urban landscape is dominated by whitewashed houses in the countryside and on the coast, while the historic centers are characterized by Lecce's Baroque, the recognizable pinkish yellow color of the buildings. Many events celebrate the musical tradition of Salento, in particular the Night of the Taranta, where the ancient rhythms of the Pizzica Salentina, emptied of their traditional anthropological connotations, welcome contamination and modern charm, so as to have generated in recent years a musical phenomenon with its own characteristics, while remaining firmly anchored to the territory of Salento.
LIVE MUSIC AND ANIMATION
At Alborèa Ecolodge Resort, live music in the outdoor area for pleasant and refined evening moments. Furthermore, all guests will be able to participate in the activities of the adjacent 4-star villages: every evening you can attend always to new shows in the large amphitheater, with musicals, cabaret, and variety; outside the amphitheater, circus performances and shows, sporting events even in the evening and piano bar. During the day, dance lessons, sports tournaments and much more.
alborèa ecolodge resort
S.S. 106 km 466.600, 74010 Castellaneta Marina, Taranto, ITALY
BY PLANE: the airports of Bari and Brindisi are about 100 km away (highway or fast road); a transfer service is available on request. BY TRAIN: Taranto railway station is about 40 km from the Resort, Metaponto station is 20 km from the Resort; a transfer service is available on request. BY CAR: from Bari, A14 motorway to the Taranto exit. From Taranto continue towards Reggio Calabria on the SS106 highway until Castellaneta Marina exit.