Creative Holidays in Italy


Holidays on the Adriatic coast of Puglia in Southern Italy.

David and Leonie have been running Il Collegio Holidays in Italy for over 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.
They are pleased to say that this year there have been few increases in holiday prices.


Our well-loved and long established ten day ART HOLIDAY will be running in June. We 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.


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 no longer being offered due to the restructuring of our self-catering facilities.

Will be available June 2016. Discover the food, history, culture and everyday life of Puglia on this small group holiday. Enjoy minibus excursions to historic cities and towns. Experience the proud hospitality of family producers of Puglia's famous wines and olive oils.Walk an ancient herbalist trail and identify medicinal plants along the way. See ancient troglodyte churches with Byzantine frescoes in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the hectic excitement of a colourful local market. Take a gentle cycle ride through tranquil olive groves and swim in the clear blue Adriatic sea. And at the end of an amazing day relax with drinks and a gourmet supper using fresh local produce at Masseria Impisi. The holiday is organised and led by Aaron your friendly and helpful guide to the many pleasures of Puglia. Contact him on Mob- 0039 3317772816 for more information and booking details.


5th to 12th July 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


Looking for a wonderful venue for a special occasion or group holiday? For the past Ten years Masseria Impisi has been providing the ideal setting, offering typical Italian hospitality to suit every occasion. 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. Get in touch to discuss your ideal holiday and we will make it a reality.

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.

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