Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Sicily, Italy

From $1800 per person in low season
From $4200 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

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per person for 7 nights based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 connecting Deluxe rooms on a bed and breakfast basis with private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Stunning Spa - voted best Spa in Europe by Condé Nast 2012

  • Excellent sporting options - tennis, football, volleyball, biking

  • Two excellent 18 hole golf courses plus a 9 hole course

  • Good choice of interconnecting seaview rooms and suites

  • A fantastic base to explore the Sicilian countryside

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Sicily enjoys a blissful Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm springs and autumns. Even February, the coolest month, has average temperatures of 13°C, which means that any time of year is suitable.

If you want to go sightseeing around the island’s legendary historic and natural sites, October–November and March–June are reliably warm, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 26°C. July and August are blessed with glorious sunshine, and average temperatures of around 28°C. Whatever the season, Verdura’s beach will never get crowded.

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Insider's View

Ask at reception about the nearby go-karting. You and your children will love the professional track, safe environment and exhilarating experience. There's even a podium for the winners!

A trip to the Planeta winery and La Foresteria restaurant is a must. Superb wines, olive oils and a gastronomic feast in the most beautiful surroundings.

Look out for the blender in Buon Giorno to make your own breakfast juice; there’s a fantastic range of fresh fruit on offer so you can make yours exactly the way you like it.

If you like Pina Coladas’…I’d highly recommend having one in hand as you watch the sunset from the Granita bar!

Try one of the cooking classes on offer with Chef Gianluca Interrante; he is incredibly knowledgeable and his passion is contagious! I made some delicious dishes in the Sicilian experience, but if you fancy something a little sweeter, why not try the chocolate masterclass

Upon request Verdura can organize a special dinner in different locations in the resort, the beach, Amare rooftop, Olive Garden or La Luna with a special tailor made menu.

For a true Sicilian experience take a trip out to Calabelotta to De Mates, a family run restaurant and gastronomic museum, there is no menu and they only use local ingredients – an amazing experience for foodies wanting to try a traditional Sicilian meal.

There are many amazing beaches between Agrigento and Sciacca which are worth visiting, Scala Dei Turchi is one of the mist beautiful and accordingly to popular traditions it was used by pirates to land on the coast of Agrigento.

If you've hired a car, a great trip out from Verdura is to head east along the coast for around 45 minutes to discover the impressive white rock of Scala dei Turchi and the historic ruins of Valle dei Templi.

Be sure to ask for a Sicilian Mojito at the Granita Bar at sunset.  Made with fresh local blood orange juice it is Sicily in a glass!

Make sure you put half a day aside to visit Valley of the Temples in Agrigento – I would suggest having a private guide to get the full experience

The fitness facilities available at Verdura are some of the best – make sure to visit the fitness studio to work off some of the amazing food available!

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Description

Set on the rugged coastline of southern Sicily, Verdura Resort is a stylish and luxurious Rocco Forte property. With extensive grounds, first class facilities, renowned Rocco Forte Spa and exceptional service, it's perfect for families.

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel, is an exclusive resort located on the south-west coast of Sicily. The resort has a wonderful sense of space nestled within 230 hectares of gentle rolling Sicilian countryside with nearly 2km of private coastline. All of the 203 rooms or suites have sea views and each blend beautifully into the landscape, with have either a private terrace or balcony. The interior design by Olga Polizzi mixes an understated contemporary style with traditional Sicilian touches.

Verdura Resort's facilities are exceptional and every family member is well-catered for. There are two 18-hole championship golf courses, six floodlit clay tennis courts, a full size football pitch, a 60m infinity pool and a fully equipped gym. Those wishing to unwind can do so in the award winning Rocco Forte Spa, where you'll find four outdoor Thalassotherapy pools, a Hamman, sauna, a state-of-the-art gym and a new spa program with a range of treatment and therapies created using four components, Forte Organics, Rocco Forte Rituals, Rocco Forte Fitness and Rocco Forte Nourish. Children of all ages, from newborn right up to 16 years are looked after and entertained in Verdùland, Verdura's own dedicated children and teens club. Verdù the hedgehog host, looks after RBabies, RKids and RTeens in a specialized 450m² space with separate sleep areas, heated pool, TV room and activity zones designed to keep even the most active child busy.

There are four restaurants to choose from, including Zagra, the adult only fine dining restaurant, prepared with the freshest local ingredients under the close direction of its Italian celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini. Amare is the beach restaurant offering fresh seafood for both lunch and dinner and Liolà, a typical Sicilian Trattoria with pizza oven located in a stunning cliff top position a short walk from the main building.

Verdura Resort is well-managed and has been designed with ecology and nature in mind. The attentive staff are eager to please and will go out of their way to make your stay as exceptional as possible. The resort is a stylish, Sicilian escape and this is reflected in everything from the sense of space to the range and quality of the food, from the attentive service to the award winning Spa. You'll not be disappointed.

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Accommodation

Verdura has 203 rooms and suites and three fabulous villas called Acacia, Peonia and Mimosa. Many of the rooms and suites are interconnecting, making them ideal for couples, families or small groups.  Also new to the portfolio are three exquisite Family Villas called Agave, Tilia and Iris. 

All the interiors have personally been created by Olga Polizzi. The distinguishing feature about all the bedroom interiors is the pared-down and contemporary version of a traditional Sicilian motif drawn from an antique Sicilian maiolica tile in burnt reds and oranges. This enlarged and contemporary version of the motif is used to accentuate the otherwise neutral palette of the soft furnishings all custom made in Italy.

Roomy bathrooms in pale stone are accessorised with natural luxury bath products and accessed via walk-through wardrobes. All bathrooms have a bath and separate shower and lots of natural light.

Some rooms have courtyards planted with orange trees. All rooms have private terraces or balconies overlooking the sea.

Family Villas

Villa Agave, Tilia and Iris, can be combinable in 3 or 4 bedroom Villas, according to your needs:
• 3 bedrooms Villa: 156sqm
• 4 bedrooms Villa: 232sqm

The Villas have spectacular views facing the sea and offer generous and elegantly designed space, including a comfortable sitting
room with a dining area, a kitchenette and a guest cloakroom. An internal courtyard with seating is another corner of absolute privacy.   

The large bedrooms all have four-poster king-sized beds and a living area, giving you all the space you need to relax.

The outdoor terraces are a perfect place to unwind with a private pool (length 7mt, width 3mt, depth 1.20mt), sun loungers, dining area and hammock.

Deluxe Room, Superior Deluxe Room and Superior Deluxe Seafront

All three of these room categories are exactly the same ie the same size, layout and finish. The differences between each category lies in the location of the room.

The Superior Deluxe Seafront rooms are all on the front row of the resort closest to the beach and all with access onto the gardens.

The Deluxe Rooms and Superior Deluxe Rooms are all located in the back row, behind the front row. The Superior Deluxe Rooms are all on the ground floor with access onto the garden and the Deluxe Rooms are all on the first floor.

Guests staying in the ground floor rooms have sea views and the benefit of a private terrace, however the area is not fenced. Guests staying on the first floor have lovely balconies with great sea views. Please note that there is no lift access to the first floor.

All these room types are 40sqm. Interconnecting options of these room types are as follows:

Deluxe Room with a Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room with a Junior Suite

Superior Deluxe Room with a Superior Deluxe Room

Superior Deluxe room with a Classic Suite (on the back row)

Superior Seafront Deluxe Room with a Grand Suite

Superior Seafront Deluxe Room with an Amassador Suite

Superior Seafront Deluxe room with a Presidential Suite

Junior and Classic Suites

These 2 room types are virtually identical. All the Junior Suites are situated in the back row, first floor, whilst the Classic Suites are on the back row, ground floor. Both these room types have a large openplan bedroom and sitting area of approximately 59sqm. Both suites offer lovely seaviews.

The only difference between these 2 room types is the positioning and layout of the terrace/balcony. The Junior Suites are built lengthways with the balcony at the end of the sitting area whereas the classic suites have a width way design with the terrace off the bedroom area and the sitting area.

Junior Suites can connect with Deluxe Rooms in the back row first floor, whilst the Classic Suites located in the back row ground floor, can connect to Superior Deluxe rooms. There are also 4 Classic Suites in the front row, which are not able to connect to any other room type.

Grand Suite

The Grand suites are all situated on the front row and have an inner courtyard and large private terrace. The bedroom and sitting room can be separated by a sliding door. There is also a kitchenette in the sitting room consisting of a fridge, hob, sink and coffee machine. This room type is ideal for families

The Grand Suites can accommodate families of 2 adults and 2 children who are able to sleep in the sitting room on a sofa bed/rollaway bed.

Grand Suites can connect to Superior Deluxe Seafront rooms.

Forte Villas - Acacia, Peonia and Mimosa

With the capacity to sleep up to nine guests, Forte Villas epitomizes luxury villa living. There are three villas to choose from, all of which offer stunning views towards the Mediterranean Sea and Verdura golf courses.

Villa Acacia is an impressive 280sqm space with three spacious terraces. Each terrace offers a different functionality and alternative view of the resort. One has a jacuzzi, the second a private pool and sun loungers and the third, a large dining table ideal for everyone to relax, dine and make the best of the fabulous views. There is also a full kitchen for a private chef to use.

Villa Peonia and Villa Mimosa are slightly smaller at 260sqm with private pools, double terraces and loungers plus a hammock to unwind. Both feature kitchenettes, so that guests can choose to have a private chef prepare dinner within the villa.

All three villas feature a large sitting room and dining room, three king-sized four poster bedrooms, walk-in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms finished in a large stone design and luxurious Ortigia products. Each of the villas can take an extra bed in the bedrooms upon request.

Forte Villa guests also benefit:

- Return airport transfers from Palermo or Trapani airport;

- Exclusive use of 2 golf carts for easy access to all on-property activities;

- In-Villa check-in;

- Welcome bottle of Champagne;

- Full In Room Bar;

- Breakfast in your Villa or in Buongiorno Restaurant;

- Nespresso coffee machines and tea maker with a selection of coffees and teas;

- Unpacking and packing service;

- Pressing of up to 4 garments;

- High-speed Wi-Fi access;

- In-house movies;

- Jet Lag Reviver Experience upon arrival: a 30 minute aromatherapy treatment for two people at Verdura Spa;

- An introduction to Sicily and exclusive assistance during the stay by U Canuscituri: a local Insider (or Connoisseur), deep lover

of the island and its traditions

Childcare

Verdura offers great facilities for children and has a dedicated Kids club called Verdùland, which is grouped by three ages, babies, kids and teens plus boasts a number of specialized kids services, including a nightly turndown service, kids check-in, coloring books to specific in-house activities. Babysitting is also available on request. There is a fantastic VerdùDine Kids menu for children aged 4-12 years, which can be requested on a day by day basis for both lunch and dinner.

Babystitting

One babysitter for a maximum of two children can be arranged with Verdura and carries an hourly charge.

Verdùland Kid & Teens Club

Children of all ages have fun, create masterpieces and even learn a range of new skills in Verdùland. RBabies from newborn to 3 years have their own sleep room, outdoor playground and indoor play area, whilst RKids for children aged 4 to 12 years have a fantastic indoor space with a number of different zones, including TV room, arts and craft area, video games room and even a science lab and kitchen. A 1.2m outdoor heated pool, means there's plenty of time for a cool down in between activities. The Fort sits slightly separately from the Kids Club and is a cool hub where teens aged 13-16 years of age can meet, listen to music, play video games or even compete in a game of table tennis. Open during the day and early evening, teens can also benefit from a wellness and spa offering, which complements the on-site activities beautifully.

All three groups of the Verdùland Kids and Teen Club introduce four themes within their activity programs, education, sport, art and food ensuring learning whilst having fun go hand in hand.

RKids and RTeens are complimentary and open for 7 days a week in high season. Rbabies has an hourly, half day or full day charge including lunch and must be booked in advance.

Facilities

Verdura Resort is a beautiful destination where guests can enjoy a wide range of excellent facilities. Renowned for its Spa, many guests travel here for it alone. There is a good selection of restaurants and bars, (some of which don't open in low season of November to March), offering delicious food grown locally and in the resort's gardens. A Kids menu is available on request. Golf lovers will not be disappointed with two championship courses and golf academy.

Golf

Verdura Resort has an award winning golf course and was ranked number one in Italy, at the 2016 Awards by Golf World Magazine.

Kyle Phillips has created the three links-style golf courses at Verdura. There are two 18 hole championship golf courses - The East and The West, which challenge golfers of all abilities (there are 5 tee positions on each hole) and a nine-hole par-3 will appeal to novices and juniors. There is also a practice and teaching facility, plus a driving range and putting green with a chipping area.

Rocco Forte Health

Rocco Forte Health at Verdura, offers a five step approach for both your body and mind. Each of the programs are tailored to the individual and focuses on a specific area to target, Fit, Slim, Detox, Anti-Age or Relax. Guests can choose between a three or six day program, that integrates all five pillars of Sebastian Kneipp's approach to wellbeing, which incorporate Water, Plants, Exercise, Nutrition and Balance. All programs give a combination of expert advice, support and offer suggestions to include aspects of your plan into your daily life, once you've returned from your vacation.

Tennis

The resort's tennis club house is located at the far end of the resort and has six floodlit clay courts. Guests can cycle there or alternatively a golf cart will be available to take you. The tennis center is run by Sunball Academy, who are able to organize tennis clinics for both adults and children as well as individual lessons with the pros.

Spa

Voted 2012 Best Hotel Spa in Europe by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and re-branded in January 2016, the Rocco Forte Spa is one of Europe’s most advanced luxury wellbeing centers.

As part of the Rocco Forte group, the spa uses a 4 stage approach to treatments and relaxation; Rocco Forte Rituals, Rocco Forte Fitness, Rocco Forte Nourish and Rocco Forte Organics. The spa is a retreat of unparalleled luxury and serenity, with the philosophy centerd on balancing both the body and mind.

Therapies and treatments offer an holistic approach to health and many treatments use organic Sicilian ingredients, including fresh plant extracts, marine salts, seaweed mud and cold-pressed plant oils.

Therapists can also work with guests to develop a more tailor made program of treatment and fitness activities as part of the Rocco Forte Health Programme.

The setting, amongst olive groves is a tonic in itself. Housed in pavilions grouped around an open-air courtyard, the 4000m² spa has 11 treatment rooms (including double treatment suites), a 25m indoor swimming pool, a large hammam, saunas, a state-of-the-art 170m² gym and a hair and beauty center. The Spa Bar, with a terrace overlooking the gardens, offers light meals, fruit and vegetable juices and infusions as well as healing teas. Verdura spa has four outdoor thalassotherapy pools. Heated between 25° and 37° centigrade, each offers varying salt densities, minerals and organisms, with a series of waterfalls and whirlpools. These waters are used to tone, moisturise and revitalise the skin, as well as encourage circulation.

Restaurants and bars

Buon Giorno is a casual restaurant serving an international full buffet breakfast.

La Zagara is an à la carte, adult only fine dining restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients. This restaurant is open all year round.

Amare is a beach restaurant serving fresh and simple cuisine for lunch and dinner including: salads, grilled fish, barbecues and pizza baked in a wooden oven.

Liolà is a Sicilian Trattoria serving home made pasta, fish and seafood. It is located by the 15th century watchtower and is very distinctive with its brightly colored chairs and tables.

Granita Bar is a vibrant lounge with terrace overlooking the gardens and sea serving Mediterranean tapas and specially designed cocktails, and is open all year round.

Pool Bar - serves light meals and drinks by the pool

Torre Bar - serves all day snacks and drinks. A buffet-style lunch is served daily.

Spa Bar - serves nutritional, low calorie salads and energy drinks.

Activities

Those wishing to relax will not be disappointed at Verdura. And for those wishing to have a more active vacation, there is a myriad of opportunities. A great selection of water sports is available from the beach including both motorized and non-motorized, and the resort's instructors are on hand with tuition if necessary. Guests can explore the resort by bicycle, or venture further afield to visit some of Sicily's great cultural sites. Why not try wine tasting, a mixology or a cookery class?

Biking

City-style push bikes for adults (some have baby seats) and child bikes are available for guests to use all over the resort on a complimentary basis. As the resort is very spread out, there is no better way to get to places than by bike via the numerous biking and running trails (it is a 7km round trip around the resort). Children especially love it! If you wish to receive a more 'professional bike' or wish to take the bikes outside the resort, there is an additional local charge.

Water sports

As you would expect from a resort situated on the coast, the water sports offered are exemplary. The Water Sports Club offers a number of activities from kayaking, stand up paddles and snorkeling to the more adrenalin fuelled activities such as waterskiing, wakeboarding and banana boat rides. There are a number of funboats, laser's and a laser bahia for sailing and a few windsurf boards and sails. Managed by Verdura's friendly and qualified team of instructors, rentals, private lessons and introductions to water sports are all available. Introductions to water sports are complimentary and purely theory based, taking place in the pool or on the beach. For those that want to learn to swim or just eager to improve their stroke, the swimming academy offers private lessons for all levels and abilities in the infinity pool.

Verdura's Yacht

Verdura's pristine motor yacht, Salpa 38.5, is available to hire in July and August for private excursions to explore the beautiful Sicilian coast. A dedicated crew, completely at your service, will lead you through your memorable journey - whether you want to unwind and relax or get adventurous snorkeling in the magical and enchanting Sicilian waters or even follow the steps of the ancient Greeks.

Prices start from €1150 for 1-4 people and €1450 for 5-8 people (excluding VAT).

Includes canapés, champagne and soft drinks.

Duration about 4 hours. Prices are subject to change.

Excursions

The area around the Verdura Resort offers a fascinating glimpse into Sicilian life and culture.

A short drive away is the picturesque seaside town of Sciacca. You can explore its medieval alleys and baroque churches, find a seafood restaurant for lunch, then relax on one of its many sandy beaches. Every February it attracts people from all over Italy for its Carnival, one of the biggest in the country and a dazzling parade of colorful costumes and giant papier-mache figures.

Further south along the coast is the ancient town of Agrigento, founded in 582BC by Greek settlers. Here you will find the unforgettable Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the remains of eight Greek temples. In July, their illuminated columns make a beautiful backdrop to the annual Blues & Wine Soul Festival. Another spellbinding ancient site are the Ancient Greek temples at tranquil Selinunte.

You can also soak up the simple pleasures of the countryside around the resort. Explore vineyards, olive and lemon groves, or find your own secret sandy cove. And don’t forget to take advantage of the resort’s 1.8km stretch of private coastline. Ask the concierge for more details of nearby walking routes and drives.

Cooking lessons

If you'd like to learn a few new culinary tricks, or discover how to create some of Sicily's incredible flavors, then how about a session with Fulvio Pierangelini, Italy's celebrity chef or the Resort's brilliant Executive Chef? With the freshest local ingredients, the resort's outstanding chefs will give you some tips on how to create some spectacular dishes.

Juventus Football Academy

Available between the 1 July - 2 September, children aged between 5-16 years of age, can become master footballers and enrol at the Juventus Football Training Academy. More details can be found here.

Sunball Tennis Academy

Sunball Tennis Academy based at Verdura in an International Tennis School that uses ITP's Play & Stay concept as its main method of teaching. Focussing on coordination, ball feeding, team spirit and movement, players of all ages are able to learn the basics or help improve their game.

There is clubhouse on-site serving both drinks and snacks, plus a tennis shop which offers both equipment to buy or rent.

There are six clay courts to choose from and guests can choose either a private or group lesson or alternatively hire a court for their own game.

Reviews

4

Hannah Fullagar (Staff)

Verdura certainly lived up to my expectations; the rolling green hills of the golf course create the perfect rural setting for a relaxing break in the sun. Each room in the resort benefits from sea views, which can also be enjoyed from the main pool area and restaurants.

Throughout the resort there is a great sense of space; if you wanted a little time alone it certainly wouldnt be hard to find a little spot and forget anyone else was on the resort with you! The complimentary bikes really are the perfect little addition to help you find your way around the grounds too.

Like most of Sicily, Verdura prides itself on its food and rightly so. Fresh, local produce (some of it grown on-site) is used to create the mouth-watering menus in each restaurant. My personal favorite was Liola, the traditional Sicilian Trattoria, but you certainly must go to Zagara for the Michelin Star experience!

Verdura is an incredibly family-friendly property and parents can truly relax on vacation knowing their children are having a great time in very capable hands.

Whether youre going for the golf, a relaxing spa break, or just some family time in the sunshine, Verdura is such a flexible resort. With the lovely town of Sciacca just a fifteen minute drive away, its the ideal location for a Sicilian getaway.

4

Jenny James (Staff)

Verdura is located in a beautiful location between Sciacca and Agrigento, the resort feels like a vast Sicilian estate with meandering paths and tracks through the two Championship golf courses. Even if you are not a golfer you can appreciate the manicured landscape leading up to the hotels main buildings.

The accommodation is sea front and all rooms look out to sea regardless of which type of room you are in.

The main restaurant and pool is a short walk from all rooms however if you dont fancy walking you simply pick up one of the free to use bikes on the resort to cycle around, these are a great way to explore the tracks and paths on the estate.

In regards to dining, you cannot go wrong with any of the restaurants, my favorite has to be Liola though which is the casual Sicilian homely style restaurant located near the golf club house (a short walk, cycle or buggy ride from the reception). They serve traditional cuisine using fresh and local ingredients, their menu features plenty of fish if you are a seafood lover! The style of the restaurant feels like a Sicilian home with pottery and beautiful tiled floors and walls. Zagara is the Michelin restaurant overlooking the pool which offers Sicilain fine dining, this is also the restaurant where many of the cookery classes take place I highly recommend doing one and make sure you pre-book! The classes not only teach you about technique and Verdura inspired recipes they teach you about the Sicilian food culture and emotion that they have with food.

5

(Press)

Italians just know how to do family fun, and nowhere could be smarter or more sparkling with sophistication than Rocco Fortes beachside outpost on the south-west coast of Sicily. Few have cottoned on to it yet, but those who do have found sand as fine as sugar, New Yark-style mod cons and an excuse to dress up glamorously in the evenings. If you have children under four, your stark Olga Polizzi-designed room with wraparound seaviews will be rigged up with night lights and other crucial kit (cots, baby baths, mini bathrobes and slippers). There are bikes to borrow and children love zooming about even weaving through the poolside tables at dinner. The beach is an exquisite, bucket and spade playground with quiet time spend under white parasols. And then theres the all-round family entertainment; three immaculate golf courses (including a nine-hole where juniors can sign up for two hours of daily lessons), six floodlit tennis courts, an enormous, two-tiered swimming for dive bombing, a separate mini pool for toddlers and a kids club. The food cant fail to please, with pasta, pizza, burgers, beachside barbecues even a detox menu. One of the four restuarants, Buon Giorno, opens early for childrens dinners and highchairs and booster seats are standard, as are unbreakable colorful plates and cutlery.

4

(Press)

The Italians really know how to do family fun. Damn it that the umbilically attached villas are sooo expensive. But, dont sweat it, the Olga Polizzi-designed rooms are as fabulous. What a blissfully rugged, pine-scented island, with inky-blue waters and an unfailing sea breeze. Yes its a big-bananas hotel, but it cleverly retains a sense of style and intimacy no whiffs of chlorine, nothing plastic or tacky. The sheer size and openness and raw beauty are an adventure, without being in the least bit hard to negotiate important if you are with brood or buggy. Days whirl by in a flurry: pools with a swimming instructor on call; a pretty pale beach of the sort you dont often find in the Med; floodlit tennis courts; bikes to borrow; and a free (yes free) kids club with excitements such as pottery and theater. Teenagers can dump the grump there are cinema nights and a weekly party on the beach with enough gelato to sink a vaporetto. Meanwhile, the restaurants are sparkling and sophisticated, and the spa oozes serious wow factor. And, glory be, let the sun shine. Hot. At Easter. Yippee!

5

Katherine Gotla (Staff)

Your children will love our new Scott Dunn "Explorers" Children's Club - a short buggy ride away from the main hotel. There's a beautiful garden amongst the olive trees for the children, a sleep room, age-related playrooms and activities, plus access to the tennis and golf. Our nannies can also babysit exclusively for Scott Dunn guests (extra charge). All-in-all, the facilities for your children are superb and the safe, beach-style entry level to the main pool is a great pull.

5

Katherine Gotla (Staff)

Sicily is a gastronomic heaven - there are 13 Michelin star restaurants in Sicily and Verdura has it's very own 2 stars in "Zagara". Chef Fulvio Pierangelini demonstrates some superb dishes not only in his restaurant, but also in his cookery classes. His passion for food and wine is infectious and so is his enthusiasm for genuine, local ingredients.

5

Katherine Gotla (Staff)

This truly is a 5 star experience with impeccable "Rocco Forte" service.

Try the four Thalassotherapy pools - they range in temperature and saltiness, relax on the loungers whilst having a healthy juice, swim the 20m indoor lap pool with views onto the Sicilian hills, then indulge in a sauna or steam bath - at no extra cost.

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Anne White (Staff)

I loved the immense amount of space you have at Verdura Golf and Spa resort - if you are traveling with a young family there is so many green areas where the children can happily play.

All of the rooms have lovely sea views and are tastefully designed with neutral colors and lots of natural colors. The food I had was good with lots of choice or restaurants and locations. There was lots of choice for breakfasts.

In the local town of Sciacca (15 min drive from the hotel) there is a nice selection of local tratorrias if you fancy a change from the resort restaurants.

Offers

Early Bird Offer at the Verdura Resort, Sicily

Book to stay at Verdura in Sicily up to 120 days in advance and receive up to a 10% discount.

Valid on stays from 1 March to 24 November 2019, dependent on booking periods.

Subject to availability and terms and conditions.  Contact our Mediterranean specialists for more information.

Book from 24 August 2018 to 24 November 2019
Travel from 01 March 2019 to 24 November 2019
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Experiences

  • Between Heaven and Earth tour

    On this tour you will witness some amazing views over Trapani and visit Erice and Segresta, two areas of historical significance on Sicily.

  • Burgio and its Foundry Bells

    Visit the town of Burgio and its foundry of bronze bells.

  • Caltabellotta Tour

    The Caltabellotta Tour takes in the striking scenery of Sicily via walkways, narrow and charming streets and pays visits to buildings of the town which serve as a testament to its history.

  • Culinary Escapades - Culinary Classes

    Celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini or the resort Chef at Verdura will give you tips on how to conjure up some magical Sicilian cuisine with the freshest local ingredients.

  • Culinary Escapades - Mixology Classes

    Mix your own cocktails using fresh local ingredients such as basil, mint and oranges from the fields of Verdura. Learn how to mix a Sicilian Mojito and other cocktails, all with a Sicilian twist.

  • Culinary Escapades - Wine Tasting at Verdura

    Taste some of Sicily's best wines made from the finest grapes grown on its hills, with a warm climate, sea breezes and sunshine.

  • In the "Gattopardo" Footsteps

    In the "Gattopardo" Footsteps is an experience based on exploring the Literary Park, named so because of the region's connection to the book Il Gattopardo or The Leopard and its author, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.

  • Rocco Forte Health and Spa at Verdura

    The ultimate in tailor made health and fitness therapy is offered at the award winning Rocco Forte Spa at Verdura Resort in Sicily. This 4000m2 Spa also includes five specific health programs, Fit, Slim, Detox, Anti-age and Relax.

  • Sciacca Tour

    Sciacca is located on the southwestern coast of Sicily and offers brilliant views of the Mediterranean sea. Founded by the Greeks in the 5th century BC, this tour is a fascinating trip through history.

  • The Occidental Route

    Discover the stunning landscapes and culture surrounding the historically rich towns of Menfi, Sambuca, Santa Margherita de Belica, Mazara del Vallo, Marsala, Mozia and Trapani on The Occidental Route.

  • The South Route

    The South Route takes in the stunning coastal landscape of this area of Sicily and many interesting sights combining nature, culture and adventure. A driver can help you complete the route or you can embark on the route alone.

  • The Treasure of the Gods tour

    Discover the hidden treasures of Sicily during a half or full day tour to Greek Temples and one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe.

  • The wine route

    Discover the famous vineyards, wineries and wine cellars of Sicily.

Location & directions

Sicily, Italy

Located on the south coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca. Verdura is an 80 minutes drive from Palermo airport or a three hour drive from Catania.

How to get there

There are three airports in Sicily. The closest is Palermo which has regular low-cost flight options from London Gatwick or with British Airways 2-3 times a week from London Heathrow. British Airways also have flights 2-3 times a week during the summer months into Catania from London Gatwick. The third airport is Trapani approximately 90 minutes from Verdura. This is the smallest airport and mainly handles internal domestic flights as well as a number of flights with Ryanair from Stansted.

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