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Celebrity Escapes

Summer Love
June 28, 2013
By , Celebrity Contributor

The escape: Puglia, Italy

Hot spot: Borgo Egnazia in the village of Savelletri di Fasano

Stars in love: Justin Timberlake put a wedding ring on Jessica Biel here in 2012.

Viva Italia: JT is a trendsetter, and in this case, you should definitely follow in his Tom Ford-clad footsteps. With its castle-like grounds dotted with jasmine flowers and thousand-year-old olive trees, Borgo Egnazia is a perfect example of how Italians do it better. Beat the heat in one of the luxury resort’s four pools or, if you don’t like sharing your swim water, rent out one of its 28 villas for a private pool of your own. Plus, the five-star digs feature an 18-hole golf course, beach club, cooking school, yoga studio, and gigantic super spa with traditional Puglian treatments. Come summer, a pianist plays the ebonies and ivories during aperitifs and dinner hour. You’ll fall in love during your stay here, and we’re not talking about with your respective other.

That’s amore: In keeping with the romantic feel of Borgo Egnazia, Justin and Jessica held a candlelit ceremony on the hotel’s grounds before indulging in affogato and mini caprese salads with guests like Andy Samberg, Jimmy Fallon, and Timbaland. Justin even performed a song he wrote personally for his new bride. Now that’s amore.