With delicious pasta and gelato on offer, not to mention that warm Italian hospitality, the stunning creamy-coloured building of Borgo Egnazia provides chic family accommodation.
There’s also a dedicated programme of activities for children from eight months to 13 years, with a team of English-speaking carers available at the state-of-the-art Our Space children’s club.
If you fancy brushing up on the art of Italian cooking, where you can make pizza or homemade orcehhiatte, the distinctive Puglian pasta, try one of the cooking classes, or you’re your sporting prowess with tennis or golf at the 18-hole championship San Domenico Golf course situated nearby.
For those seeking a more leisurely agenda, a visit to the Vair Spa will revive body and soul, or simply lounge by one of the tranquil swimming pools and embrace la dolce vita.
Prices from £5,300 for seven nights for two adults and two children with two interconnecting rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. Including transfers, but not flights. For details, tel: 0207 666 1218; www.wandotravel.com