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Inside the resort where Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got married

25 OCTOBER 2012

Celebrating in the Italian village of Savelletri de Fasano, Puglia, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel exchanged vows in what can only be described as a spot of paradise – and the most idyllic location to embark on newly married life – the beautiful Borgo Egnazia Resort.

Boasting crystal clear waters, picture-postcard views and an architectural landscape only the Italians could have mastered, Puglia is the dream setting for a wedding of A-list celebrity credential.

The undiscovered corner of Italy welcomed guests such as Jimmy Fallon and musician Timbaland into its realm, where they witnessed the romantic candlelit ceremony – covered exclusively in next week's issue of HELLO! – in the tranquil backdrop of Puglia.

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Jessica Biel revealed to "we wanted to create a time for our family and friends to say goodbye to their lives and really feel like they were on vacation".

And what better place than the Borgo Egnazia Resort. From the castle-like grounds to the views of the Adriatic Sea on your doorstep, the surroundings complete with olive trees and jasmine flowers create something of a fairytale.

While some search for tranquillity on the empty and endless sandy beaches of peaceful Puglia, others can explore the in-depth Italian history in the village nearby.

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On a luxury stay at the five star resort, a cigar lounge, cooking school, tennis courts, private swimming pools and the renowned San Domenico Golf club are all within your reach.

The immaculate 28-villa, 63-room estate, which combines modern luxury and traditional style is not the only reason to pay a visit. The secluded coast, ancient historic background and local unspoiled charm has earned its glowing reputation.

And with Italy's leading reign in gastronomy, this is of course where to enjoy rustic feasts of the finest cuisine – with simple yet flavour-filled ingredients.

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Best known for its olive groves, Puglia's olive oil is something out of the ordinary. And for wine connoisseurs, the local grapes have given the region the name ‘wine cellar of Europe'.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, who have openly admitted their love for Italian food, ("We love to eat!") urged their guests to join in their adoration, offering affogato (ice cream and coffee) and mini caprese salads on their big day.

With burnt orange sunset views, lemon tree scattered grounds and an ideal climate all year round, Justin and Jessica definitely chose the perfect Mediterranean wedding spot.

Next week's issue of HELLO! Magazine will have exclusive wedding details and photos, on sale from Monday October 29.

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