Join Us for A holistic experience in wellness with an italian flavor

Relax, Explore, indulge


The Aia Is A Place To Acclimate; To Drop In And Drop Out At The Same Time.

The bed & breakfast is located in the heart of Salento: just a 5 minute drive to the historic center of Nardò and a 5 minute drive to the sea. The property is situated on 2 hectares / 5 acres of land which proudly grows a variety  of fruits and vegetables, as well as olives, walnut trees and more. The bed & breakfast has 7 rooms, all with their own private bathroom and all have a door that goes to the exterior of the house. 

Weekly events that occur at the Aia include yoga classes and outdoor cinema and wine night under the stars. Whether you want to stay back and stare into the Salento sky, go cliff jumping, lay all day in a hammock, go fishing, hiking, have an evening drink by the sea, or hop on a bike and explore- the Aia is it. Although, Salento is a strange and magical land, and personally I recommend exploring it all.

Bed and breakfast

Guests of The Aia are welcome to stay with us for a single night or explore our calendar of all-inclusive experience weeks for extended week and weekend stays. Overnight guests of the bed & breakfast can book services in advance with the resident massage therapist, partake in the weekly yoga series, enjoy movie night under the stars, and rent bikes from the property. The Aia property host is available to facilitate any additional activities such as cooking classes, wine tasting, private walking tours, hiking excursions and a whole lot more. 

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Nightly Rooms at the aia

Join us at The Aia for an evening where you’re welcome to lounge by the pool, explore our olive tree-lined property, or take a walk to the coast and relax on the beach. Farm-to-table breakfast for our guests, as well as an extensive list of services.


All Inclusive Experience Weeks At The Aia

The Experiences At The Aia are an all inclusive experience. The per person rate includes all activities, your stay at the Aia Bed and Breakfast for 7 days, airport transportation (from/to Brindisi only), all meals at the Aia, picnics and two dinners out.

The Aia is a haven of peace among olive groves and fruit trees.

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About The Aia

My name is Giulia and that’s my daughter (and head of web design) Franci. I’ve spent the better part of my life living between New York City and Santa Caterina (Salento) until one summer a few summers back I decided to take a leap of faith and move here indefinitely. And alas, I opened the Aia.

The bed & breakfast is an amalgamation of my life thus far. In NYC I studied Chinese Medicine where I received a license to practice acupuncture. This opened my world to alternative forms of healing and living in general. Here at The Aia people from all around the world come through offering their talent and sharing with others what they have learned along the way. Check out events page for more info.

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Phone: +39 344 223 6314

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The Aia

Contrada Carignano Grande N. 52

Nardo, LE, Italy 73048