Creative Holidays in Italy

Impisi

Holidays on the Adriatic coast of Puglia in Southern Italy.

David and Leonie have been running Il Collegio Holidays in Italy for the past twenty years. Originally based in Tuscany, they are now settled in the sunny, exotic 'heel' of Italy where they continue to provide friendly small-group holidays for people who want a genuine taste of the real Italy.

PLEASURES of PUGLIA ACTIVITY HOLIDAY
This small group holiday Tuesday 13th May to Tuesday 20th May aims to provide the best possible introduction to the culture, history and gastronomy of this lovely part of Puglia on walking, cycling and mini-bus excursions. The itinerary is flexible enough to allow a leisurely exploration of places of interest. Aaron is your helpful guide and holiday organiser. Dinners at Impisi using only fresh local produce and accompanied by local wines are a highlight of the holiday.

Guests should have a reasonable level of fitness but need not be Olympic standard! For prices and more information of this exclusive holiday click onto PLEASURES of PUGLIA ACTIVITY HOLIDAY

ART and CULTURE HOLIDAY

Our well-loved and long established ten day ART HOLIDAY will be running in June and September. We are now including more time to explore the inspiring art and culture of Puglia. There is time to get to know and understand your new environment, to decide what really interests you, to experiment and perhaps try new techniques, or develop your favourite medium so that you feel your work has really progressed. David is our resident tutor with many years teaching experience in U.K colleges and a respected professional artist. His talks and demos are always thought provoking, stimulating and helpful and the atmosphere is friendly and supportive, helping both advanced practitioners and complete beginners. Many of our visitors are booking repeat holidays already - the best form of recommendation
For dates, prices and itinerary click onto ART and CULTURE HOLIDAYS.

SELF CATERING

Available during the spring, summer and early autumn at the tranquil Masseria Impisi. Our recently refurbished Gatehouse and Courtyard Apartments offer delightful Accommodation in air conditioned, en-suite, twin or double bedded rooms. Exclusive use of the pool and extensive gardens. Set in ancient olive groves Impisi is a short drive to the historic hill town of Ostuni and to the coastal beaches and fishing ports of the Adriatic. Guests should make their own travel arrangements whilst in Italy. It is advisable to organise car hire at the same time as flight bookings. Impisi is less than 30 minutes from Brindisi airport (Ryanair, Alitalia)and just over the hour to Bari.(Ryanair, Alitalia, BA) Ryanair is still the most competitive carrier to Puglia. Eurostar connections at nearby Ostuni Rail Station.
For dates, prices and availability click onto SELF CATERING.

Bed and Breakfast is not being offered this year due to the restructuring of our self-catering facilities.

GROUP BOOKINGS

Are you looking for a wonderful venue for a Group Holiday? Whether a family celebration, special interest club or group of friends, we can provide the ideal setting, offering tailormade itineraries and friendly hospitality to suit every occasion. We offer special group rates for accomodation with a range of facilities and services . Get in touch to discuss your ideal holiday and we will make it a reality.

CREATIVE WRITING HOLIDAYS

7th-14th September 2014 Organised by Chalk the Sun Creative Writing, Hosted by Il Collegio Holidays at Masseria Impisi. After the successful courses held in previous years we are pleased to welcome back the tutors from 'Chalk the Sun'. Guests can explore their creative potential in seven intensive days of writing, eating delicious home-cooked food, drinking local wine and swimming in the natural rock pool or simply sun lounging. Places are limited so click the link to the Chalk the Sun website for full details.
Chalk the Sun - Creative Writing

WEDDINGS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS.

Looking for a wonderful venue for a wedding, special occasion or group holiday? For the past Six years Masseria Impisi has been providing the ideal setting, offering typical Italian hospitality to suit every occasion. Romantic flower decked wedding feasts that are remembered forever as well as looking after the practical requirements and helping with the legal organisation of a wedding in Italy.For more information click onto ‘Italian Wedding’. Happy anniversaries and special occasions in a glorious setting with every detail attended to – just say what your dream is and we make it a reality. Family and friends groups and special interest clubs can get together at very special rates. We have a wide range of facilities and prices for you to discuss. Just get in touch to find out the many possibilities.

Visitors to Masseria Impisi can now buy our own produce - extra virgin olive oil, made from hand-picked organic olives, freshly laid eggs from the chickens you can see wandering the gardens, jams and liqueurs from our own fruit trees, fresh pesto and a hot and spicey Ferragosta salsa. There are many herbs in the garden free to gather.

Pool at Impisi Monopoli Harbour Pergola sculpture colonade Evening light on the pool The Millhouse