the right place for
small and big dreams
IMMERSED IN THE GREEN OF THE PINEWOOD, ON A SPLENDID COAST OF FINE SAND
APULIA - Valentino Resort is surrounded by the magnificent greenery of the protected natural area of Stornara. It is located in Apulia, in Castellaneta Marina, about 100 km away from the airports of Bari and Brindisi. Full of spaces and services, consisting of various three-storey buildings, Valentino Resort is the best choice for the whole family, with many services designed for the fun and relax of everyone, young and adult guests. It offers a wide range of rooms, including tastefully and elegantly furnished Premium rooms, Premium Pool View rooms and Family Premium rooms, centrally located with spectacular pool views. Valentino Resort is part of the ETHRA RESERVE complex, a unique destination for nature and beauty, which also includes Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA and Alboréa Ecolodge Resort, splendid 5-star hotels, and the 4-star Calanè Resort. Ethra Reserve is immersed in the greenery of the Stornara nature reserve, a naturalistic area overlooking a long private beach, equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds and deckchairs. Just a few steps from the beach, a bar (at Scirò restaurant). Is available the Ethra Thalasso SPA, an exclusive beauty SPA, within the adjacent Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA. It has two swimming pools with sea water, one outside and one inside, a marine aquatonic path, an open air wellness oasis with Jacuzzi tubs, solarium and fitness area.
Castellaneta Marina beach is "Bandiera Blu 2023"
BLUSERENA HOTELS AND RESORTS
Available to our guests:
- Large sea water swimming pool with hydromassage
- Big swimming pool with hydromassage
- Swimming pool inside the Mini Club, reserved for children registered in the Serenino
- Big park for children with giant games
- Central air-conditioned restaurant, rich buffet catering and Show cooking
- Baby kitchen/Baby Kitchen Facility, with assistance and availability of basic products during main meal times, accessible from 06:00 am to midnight.
And more, bars, boutiques, shops, ice cream shop, ATM, pushchair, bicycles and e-bikes rental, hairdresser, travel agency for car rental and transfers, internal parking. A few km from the Resort, "Club Metaponto" golf course. Free Wi-Fi connection in the main common areas and in the Premium, Premium Plus and Suite Rooms.
For those who love fitness, in addition to the modern fitness area with the assistance of qualified instructors at set times, equipped with strength machines, dumbbells, walking mat, spinning bikes, balance board, strength development rope and group gymnastics, many other activities: stretch & tone, Dj Fitness, acquagym, nordic walking, yoga, zumba. Plus, Cross Training and jump fitness, the trampoline that helps burn calories to the rhythm of music. Also available are:
- Two soccer fields with night lighting
- Three synthetic grass tennis courts with night lighting
- Bowls fields with night lighting equipped with bowls kit
- Table tennis
All sports services are available until 17.09.2023, unless otherwise stated. The sports fields are always available.
A suggestive pine forest connects Valentino Resort to the large private beach of fine sand, set in a stretch of deserted coastline of over 5 km. Accessible by a comfortable shuttle (13 minutes ride). Just a few steps from the beach, a restaurant and a bar (at Scirò restaurant). Each room has an umbrella with a sunbed and a deckchair reserved for the duration of the stay. The seabed is sandy and sloping, suitable for bathing children.
All the services of the Resort are connected by a pedestrianized Gran Via. There is an internal shuttle that connects to the beach, which operates non-stop from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm. The use of conventional bicycles and electric bicycles (both of which can be hired in the Resort) is permitted within the resort, but only on the reserved cycle paths. The use of motorised or electric vehicles is not permitted (with the exception of electric bicycles, which can be hired in the resort).
With Beach Plus service, it is possible to reserve a 1 large beach umbrella (instead of a standard one) in the first or second row with 2 sunbeds, 1 deckchair and a safe. To be booked in advance.
On the beach there is "Serenella Beach" equipped area reserved for children of Serenino.
BEACH ASSISTANCE | BEACH POINT
The Beach Point on the beach provides for the allocation of beach umbrellas, deckchairs and sun loungers. It also provides general information about the Resort and the entertainment. There is a compressor for inflatables.
350 rooms located in different 3-storey buildings,, divided into Standard, Classic, Family Classic, Premium, Family Premium, Premium Plus and Suite rooms. On request it is possible to have rooms on the ground floor with garden or on the 1st and 2nd floor with balcony and rooms for disabled. In the rooms smoking is not allowed. Smoking is allowed in the gardens and on the balconies of the rooms.
CLASSIC ROOM - One single room with 2 and 3 beds or two rooms with 4 beds, located in the buildings located within a radius of 250 meters from Piazza Ethra. Equipped with air conditioning, TV, mini fridge, safe and bathroom. Classic available on the ground floor with terrace or on the 1st and 2nd floor with balcony.
STANDARD ROOM - Studio rooms with 2 and 3 beds or two rooms with 4 beds, located within 400 m from Piazza Ethra. Equipped with air conditioning TV, mini fridge, safe, bathroom. Rooms are available on the ground floor with a terrace or enclosed garden, or on the 1st or 2nd floor with a small balcony.
FAMILY CLASSIC - Three-room apartments with 5 beds, a living area with single sofa bed, double bedroom and bedroom with two single beds, single bathroom and double terrace, located in buildings within 250 meters of Piazza Ethra. Also equipped with a kettle with tea and herbal teas, TV with Sky channels also for children and a gift of 2 personalized Serenella beach towels. Family available on the ground floor with terrace or on the 1st or 2nd floor with balcony.
PREMIUM ROOM - In the area close to the main services, they also have a kettle with tea and herbal teas, espresso coffee machine, Wi-Fi connection, TV, open minibar (water, 2 soft drinks and beer), rental of one beach towel per person (from 3 years) with daily change. Available, on the ground floor, Premium Garden and, on the 1st or 2nd floor, Premium with balcony.
FAMILY PREMIUM - In the area close to the main services, in the courtyard buildings around Valentino swimming pool. Three-room apartments with 4 and 5 beds, living area with single sofa bed, double bedroom and bedroom with bunk bed, equipped with a small kitchenette and a bathroom. Also equipped with a kettle with tea and herbal teas, espresso coffee machine, Wi-Fi connection, TV with Sky also for children, open minibar (water, 2 soft drinks and beer), rental of one beach towel per person (from 3 years) with daily change, gift of 2 Serenella beach towels. All on the ground floor with garden.
PREMIUM PLUS ROOM - In the area close to the main services. They also have a kettle with tea and herbal teas, espresso coffee machine, Wi-Fi connection, TV with Sky, open mini bar (water, 2 soft drinks and beer), beach towel rental per person (from 3 years) with change daily, beach umbrella in beach umbrella in 3rd row. Premium Plus Garden or 1st floor with balcony available.
SUITE - Located on the ground floor, in the courtyard buildings around Valentino swimming pool. 4-bed rooms, consisting of sitting room with single sofa bed, double bedroom and single bedroom, bathroom. They are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, TV with Sky, Wi-Fi connection, kettle with tea and herbal teas, espresso machine, mini fridge, open mini bar (water, 2 soft drinks and beer), safe, bathroom. They include beach umbrella in the 1st row, rental of a beach towel per person (from 3 years) with daily change; 1 Marine Aquatonic Path per day for 2 people at Ethra Thalasso SPA.
DOG ROOM - Classic or Standard rooms with garden equipped with kennel and bowls for food and water, to stay with your dog (maximum 10 kg). No other animals are allowed.
COCCINELLA BABY CARE
Room equipped with cot, changing table, toilet reducer (on request), bottle warmer, baby bath tub, linen set, Baby Kit (children's cleansing products), access to the Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding Facility and Blu Baby Park, high chair in the restaurant. More details in the 'Conditions of Stay'.
BEGINNING AND END OF STAY, DELIVERY AND RELEASE OF ROOMS AND BEACH UMBRELLAS
The arrival. On the day of arrival, rooms and umbrellas are delivered at 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 this at the time of booking (the rooms are still delivered at 4.00 pm). On the day of arrival we will have lunch and dinner in one of the Resort restaurants (at Bluserena's discretion), not necessarily in the central one. Check-in operations must be carried out by only one guest per household. Departure. On the day of departure, the room and beach umbrella must be released by 10.00. Changing rooms with showers, linens, hairdryers and unattended luggage storage are available in the hall area. Check-out operations must necessarily be carried out the day before departure.
By booking the Late Check-out, the room and beach 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, in the Resort, within 2 days of departure).
Extraordinary entertainment, with a great team of entertainers. Not just fun, but punctual and reliable services for our guests of all ages: children's and youth clubs, fitness, sports courses and tournaments, parties, games, dancing and excursions. Every evening musicals, cabarets, comedies and variety shows with attention to detail. All entertainment services are available until 17.09.2023, unless otherwise specified.
A DAY AT VALENTINO RESORT
We describe a "typical" day at Valentino Resort (changes to the program are possible).
MORNING: opening of the clubs for children and teenagers, Nordic walking with assistance from the fitness instructor, stretch & tone, water aerobics, free group sports courses.
AFTERNOON: Mini Club for children and teenagers, lessons and sports tournaments and zumba.
EVENING: Serenino dance Show, Serenino evening, the show in the amphitheater, circus performances and shows even outside the amphitheater, evening sporting events, piano bar and theme parties in the Resort.
BLU CIRCUS: 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. The service is available from 05.06 to 09.09.2023.
GREAT SHOWS: it's time to dream with our shows: musicals, variety shows and cabaret will accompany you every evening in the large amphitheatre, with fantastic costumes, exciting choreography and beautiful live songs. Unforgettable moments every evening!
BLUSERENA BAILA: dance enthusiasts will find lessons on the dances of the moment every day. Unmissable daytime and evening appointments with group dances in the presence of our instructors and every evening ample space for Ballroom Dancing.
INFLATABLE GAMES IN THE WATER: inflatable courses, water games and fun tests of skill in the pool or in the sea.
TOURNAMENTS AND EXHIBITIONS: many sports, card and board games tournaments.
BLUSERENA FUN POINT - INFORMATION SERVICE: in the square, it provides customers with all the information on programs, entertainment activities, tournaments, sports courses, evening shows and everything related to life in the Resort. At the Bluserena Fun Point it is possible to book guided excursions to neighboring towns.
Bluserena entertainment takes care of the youngest guests, with services, games and activities designed to offer a safe holiday, full of fun and creativity. All the structures, dedicated and tailor-made, are modern and regularly revised with the utmost care, to ensure safety, tranquility and full comfort.
All services are designed, structured and segmented according to age groups: Blu Nursery, Serenino Club, SereninoPiù Club, SerenUp, SerenHappy. Click here for details.
Children from 3 to 10 years old can spend carefree and cheerful evenings in the company of many new little friends. The service is available every day, except Sunday, from 9.30 pm to 11.00 pm from 05.06 to 09.09.2023.
Valentino Resort offers many opportunities for a holiday dedicated to sport, fitness and wellness. For those who love fitness, in addition to the modern fitness area with the assistance of qualified instructors at set times, equipped with strength machines, dumbbells, walking mat, spinning bikes, balance board, strength development rope and group gymnastics, many other activities: stretch & tone, Nordic walking, Dj Fitness, water aerobics, zumba. In addition, Cross Training and jump fitness, the trampoline that helps burn calories to the rhythm of music. Also available are:
- Two soccer fields with night lighting
- Three synthetic grass tennis courts with night lighting
- Bowls fields with night lighting equipped with bowls kit
- Table tennis
All sports services are available until 17.09.2023, unless otherwise stated. The sports fields are always available.
SWIMMING, TENNIS, ARCHERY AND SHOOTING
Guests can participate in group and individual lessons in swimming. From 29.05 to 09.09.2023 individual and group lessons in tennis, archery and shooting. Individual courses are also available. All individual lessons are subject to charges.
BLUSERENA FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Children and teenagers aged 5 to 14 can take part in the Bluserena football school, where, thanks to our qualified instructors, they will learn the rudiments and 'tricks' to become little champions. And to feel like a real team, everyone will wear the uniform provided by Bluserena! The courses will be held on synthetic grass football pitches. The service is available from 05.06 to 09.09.2023.
Every week our staff will organize sporting challenges and tournaments for various categories and age groups. Registration is free and for any information you can contact the Bluserena Fun Point located in the square. Sports tournaments, including tennis, archery, shooting, bowls, table tennis, soccer and more, allow you to combine fun with physical activity at open air.
Exclusive beauty SPA inside the Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA. It has two swimming pools with sea water, one external and one internal, at Marine Aquatonic Path, en plein 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.
CENTRAL RESTAURANT: QUALITY, ASSORTMENT AND LOTS OF TASTE
Valentino Resort offers a rich, varied and quality restaurant. Our chefs will lead you to discover the regional territory, Italian traditions and culinary proposals from around the world. With Show cooking they will delight you every day with dishes cooked on sight. Draft wine and microfiltered water included during meals. A selection of local bottled wines and other soft drinks are available for a fee with Smart Cards.
At Valentino Resort there is a central restaurant with air-conditioned rooms and a shaded outdoor area, Il Patio, which is free of charge and can be booked upon confirmation. In the event of adverse weather conditions, guests of Il Patio and the themed restaurants will move to the central restaurant from 1.45 p.m. for lunch and from 8.45 p.m. for dinner. Packed meals are available on request to replace meals. The large, selected and attentive staff will ensure a continuous restocking of the buffets: you will be welcomed with courtesy, smile and kindness.
SCIRÒ RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH AND ETHRA PIZZERIA
For the customers of Valentino Resort, in addition to the central restaurant, the seaside restaurant Scirò, open for lunch, and the Ethra Pizzeria, open for dinner are available. Both free, open at least 6 days a week, from 05.06 to 09.09.2023. They are subject to limited availability and can be booked via www.bluserena.it/go from 24 hours before the meal (48h before for customers in Jolly Formula). Guests staying in Pensione Più are entitled, for each restaurant, to one access per person for stays of 7 nights. Customers in Pensione Extra are entitled, for each restaurant, to a maximum of two accesses per person for stays of 7 nights. With the Jolly Formula, unlimited access, subject to reservation.
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.
PIU’, BLUSERENA FULL BOARD (AND MUCH MORE)
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with Show cooking, draft wine and microfiltered water included. One access per week at the seaside restaurant Scirò (lunch), Pizzeria Ethra (dinner), Sea Box to be consumed in the beach area. Lunch assisted by the entertainers for children. On the beach, an umbrella assigned with a sunbed and a deckchair. Use of Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding Facility.
EXTRA, THE ALL INCLUSIVE BLUSERENA
In addition to the services of Pensione Più, at the bar: cafeteria, 20 cl soft drinks on tap, fruit juices, syrups, beer, slushes, selection of national and international alcoholic and spirits, aperitifs, from 7:30 pm also a selection of cocktails. During meals, beer, orangeade and coke on tap in 20 cl glasses. Two access per week, at the seaside restaurant Scirò (lunch) and Pizzeria Ethra (dinner). Beach towel from 12 years.
HALF BOARD FORMULA
From 18.09.2023 only the Half Board formula will be available, with buffet breakfast, dinner with buffet service or with table service, at Bluserena's discretion (water and wine not included).
It gives the right to unlimited access to the restaurant Scirò and Ethra Pizzeria, with prior reservation, open at least 6 days a week, bookable from 05.06. to 09.09.2023. For Formula Jolly customer, thematic restaurants can be booked from 48h before the meal.
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 3 bars, one of which is just a few steps from the beach (at Scirò restaurant). The bars only accept payments with the 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. The Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding facility is available until 17.09.2023.
Valentino Resort takes care of the youngest guests, with games, spaces and activities dedicated to all age groups, for a holiday full of fun, creativity and sport, but with full consideration of safety and parents' relax.
All entertainment services are available until 17.09.2023, unless otherwise specified.
ASSISTANCE OF CHILDREN AND TEENS
At our Blu Nuresery, Serenino Club, SereninoPiù Club, SerenUp and SerenHappy children and teenagers will be entrusted to a highly qualified entertainment staff, who will propose a rich program of games, sports, playful and recreational activities. All services are designed, structured and segmented according to age groups. Click on the titles for details:
- Blu Nursery: 12 - 36 months
- Serenino Club: 3 - 5 years old
- SereninoPiù Club: 6 - 10 years old
- Serenup: 11 - 14 years old
- Serenhappy: 14 - 17 years old
Children from 3 to 10 years old can spend carefree and cheerful evenings in the company of many small new friends. The service is available every day, except on Sundays, from 9.30 pm to 11.00 pm from 05.06 to 09.09.2023.
KITCHEN AND BABY FEEDING FACILITY
A free kitchen available to parents for their children's meals.
Discover the details of the Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding Facility
SERENINO OPEN DAY
Two weekly events open to everyone, even mum and dad! Two days to get to know the Serenino, attend a mini show (performance of the circus performer and the magician) and play all together. All the children present in the resort 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.
BLU BABY PARK FOR CHILDREN
The Blu Baby Park is a custom-made playground for children from 0 to 6 years old, to play in complete freedom and safety. Children, accompanied by their parents, will be able to play among slides, castles and swings, compete on pedal karts on a real track and much else.
SPACES DEDICATED TO KIDS
Lots of activities and equipment specially designed for kids' fun: Archery combat, challenges with bows and arrows, Lightsaber Academy, with the legendary Star Wars lightsabers, and much more. Details in the SerenUp and SerenHappy sections.
A beautiful water play area, where children (from 3 to 12 years old) can play among jets and jets of water, fountains and slides, pirate galleons, water cannons and more.
BLUSERENA FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Children and teenagers aged 5 to 14 will be able to participate in the Bluserena football school, where, thanks to our qualified instructors, they will learn the rudiments and “tricks” to become little champions. And to feel like a real team, everyone will wear the uniform provided by Bluserena! The courses will be held in synthetic grass soccer fields. The service is available from 05.06 to 09.09.2023.
SWIMMING AND MERMAIDING SCHOOL
Children and teenagers (from 3 years old) will be able to participate in group swimming and Mermaiding lessons, under the guidance of our expert instructors.
BLUSERENA DANCE ACADEMY
Rhythmic gymnastics courses from 5 to 14 years and Bluserena Dance Academy courses from 3 to 5 years with weekend performances, from 05.06 to 09.09.2023. All wearing the lovely leotard provided by Bluserena, just like in a real academy!
On the beach there is the "Serenella Beach" equipped area reserved for the children of the Serenino.
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. The service is available from 05.06 to 09.09.2023.
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 to the Serenino swimming pool accompanied by their parents and at set times. No assistance is provided.
LUNCH WITH THE ENTERTAINERS
Children and young people of the Mini, Teeny and Junior Club can have lunch with the entertainers together with many new friends of the holiday. The service is available from 05.06 to 09.09.2023, all days except on Sundays.
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 € 64 per Kit.
LARGE PARK WITH GIANT GAMES
There is a large park with giant games, springs, swings, slides and more. Access for children accompanied by their parents.
Doctor resident in the Resort and available 24 hours a day. Medical office open at set times, morning and afternoon, with free visits. Visits are paid at other times and outside the doctor's office.
The stroller rental service is available in the hall. Daily or weekly rental is possible, to be requested upon arrival in the village and subject to availability.
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 cosy and safe Nursery area is child-friendly, air-conditioned and offers a real tailor-made program of games and activities for the little ones. 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 17.07 to 09.09.2023. Blu Nursery can be booked for half-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.
Every evening the Serenino dance show party with the ladybird Serenella and all friends of the Serenino Wonderland. It will be possible to explore Serenella's house (at Calanè Resort), our mascot will guide the children and together they will do many activities. With Mani in pasta, children will try their hand at making homemade pasta. The children of the Serenino will also be able to have lunch, assisted by our staff, together with many new little friends from 05.06.2023 to 09.09.2023. And then there is the "beach location" of the Serenino: the reserved and equipped "Serenella Beach" space. Serenino Open Day, two events open to everyone, including mums and dads, to learn about Serenino's activities. Serenino Club is available every day, except on Sunday, from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm (Monday from 9.00).
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 explore Serenella's house (at Calanè Resort), our mascot will guide them in the visit and together they will carry out many activities. There is also plenty of sport for children: swimming school, dance and rhythmic gymnastics school and Football Academy. In addition, the Serenino Open Day, two events open to everyone, including mums and dads, to learn about Serenino's activities. Children of SereninoPiù Club will also be able to have lunch, assisted by our staff, together with many new little friends from 05.06.2023 to 09.09.2023. SereninoPiù Club is available every day, except Sunday, from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm (Monday from 9.00). Children of 10 years old can choose whether to join 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.
Spaces, equipment and exclusive activities for older children. A world full of games and experiences: Archery Combat, team challenges with safe bows and arrows; Lightsaber Academy, with the legendary Star Wars lightsabers; Night under the Stars, the thrill of feeling 'already grown up', spending the night in a tent. And 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. 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”. SerenUp guys will also be able to have lunch together with their holiday friends assisted by our staff. SerenUp is available from 05.06.2023 to 09.09.2023 every day except Sunday, from 09.00 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 and girls.
A world full of games and experiences: Night under the Stars, the thrill of feeling 'already grown up', 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. There are many activities, tents under the stars and the unmissable sports tournaments. SerenHappy boys and girls can also take part in the Lightsaber Academy, with legendary Star Wars lightsabers and have lunch with their holiday friends assisted by our staff. SerenHappy is available in all Bluserena resorts from 05.06.2023 to 09.09.2023 every day except Sunday, from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm.
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 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. The Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding facility is available until 17.09.2023.
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.
We are in Puglia, in the heart of an extraordinary territory, rich in beauty and flavours to be discovered. A few km away from the Resort Grottaglie, known for its pottery, and the ravines of Ginosa; just 50 km away, you will find the beautiful white towns of Valle D’Itria (Locorotondo, Ostuni and Martina Franca), Alberobello – UNESCO World Heritage Site with its trulli – and Matera, European Cultural Capital of 2019. Lecce, the main town of Salento with its baroque wonders, is about one hour away.
RIVA DEI TESSALI
18-hole Golf Club, Par 71, length 5,974 m, with Pitch&Put, 3 putting greens and driving range.
ALBEROBELLO AND ITS TRULLI
UNESCO World Heritage Site about 60 km away, a path crossing enchanting landscapes, with ageless olive groves and the beautiful countryside of Apulia.
MATERA, TOWN OF STONE
UNESCO World Heritage Site about 50 km away, the city designated as Capital of Culture for 2019.
CASTEL DEL MONTE
UNESCO World Heritage Site about 100 km away, with the unique architecture of Frederick II's castle.
OSTUNI, MARTINA FRANCA, LOCOROTONDO AND VALLE D’ITRIA
about 50 km away, the beauty of the white towns, rich in landscapes, monuments and atmosphere.
LECCE AND SALENTO
about 100 km away, the Apulia Baroque in all its splendour, surrounded by the sea.
the holiday is children friendly and approved by italian pediatricians
Bluserena Hotels and Resorts are the first in Italy to obtain the quality label "HOLIDAY FRIEND OF CHILDREN", recognized by the National Federation of Pediatricians Cipe - Sinspe - Sinesp. The services, equipment and amenities are also designed on the needs of children, teenagers and their parents, in the name of fun but also safety, constant and careful maintenance.
Castellaneta Marina, S.S. 106 km 466.600, 74010 Castellaneta Marina (TA)
BY CAR: from Bari A14 motorway to Taranto exit. From Taranto continue towards Reggio Calabria on the SS106 highway until Castellaneta Marina exit. BY TRAIN: Taranto railway station is about 40 km from the Resort, while Metaponto station is 20 km from the Resort; a transfer service is available on request. BY PLANE: the airports of Bari and Brindisi are about 100 km away (highway or fast road); a transfer service is available on request.