Rocco Forte Verdura Resort, Siciliy Italy

Rocco Forte - Verdura Resort: A stylish and enchanting luxury Sicilian escape.

Location: Sicily

Style: Situated on 2 km of private Mediterranean land (in the valley of the river Verdura) between olive and lemon trees, Verdura Resort is an exclusive luxury retreat in the heart of the Sicilian countryside.

1.8 km of fine sandy beach (with sunbeds, umbrellas, and a bar), the beautiful azure waters, and water sports are all right next to the luxuriously deluxe rooms and suites at Verdura.

If that’s not enough, the resort also has three Kyle Phillips golf courses, a 60-metre infinity pool, six clay tennis courts, a world-class spa, four restaurants, and five bars!

Suitable for: Couples, families, groups of friends, honeymoons, weddings, special occasions.

Wellness: Between yoga and Pilates classes at the resort to heading out into nature on an incredible trek, the wellness options at Verdura Resort are plenty.

As a guest, you can enjoy tailor-made programs consisting of fitness, wellness treatments, thalassic therapy and yoga classes, with trained personnel. Take your pick between a dip in the 20-metre indoor swimming pool or the four outdoor thalassotherapy pools (with water temperatures between 25°C and 37°C and with different salt densities, minerals and organisms), relaxing in the double-height steam room, the infrared sauna or the Finnish sauna, or working out at the gym and the fitness room.

The Verdura Spa also has a terrace bar overlooking the golf course - you can sit here with a refreshing glass of fruit and/or vegetable juice, infusions and healing teas.

Green facts: The Verdura Resort was designed by architect Flavio Albanese using materials like stone, sand and wood, which are in harmony with the colour of the ground.

In 2016, Ivan Artolli, the Managing Director for Verdura Resort, was awarded the EHMA corporate social responsibility prize; this is an exclusive prize given to those who succeeded in implementing and promoting sustainable hospitality actions by means of environmental protection and preservation.

In 2015, Verdura announced the Verdura Organic Farm. Within the 230 hectare Verdura estate, there are 2000 olive trees, 3000 orange trees, 250 almond trees, 150 prickly pear cacti, 120 pomegranate trees and 50 lemon trees, beyond which there are 2,600 square metres of land where aromatic herbs and organic vegetables are grown, including artichokes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, melons, red pepper, beans, rosemary, sage, mint and wild fennel. Everyday, the organic produce is handpicked by the Executive Chef at Verdura, in order to prepare the dishes on the menu in the resort’s four restaurants as well as the cocktails at Granita Bar.

Other sustainable initiatives include:

  • Implanting photovoltaic systems.
  • Using rainwater recycling systems for the irrigation of the golf courses and fields.

 Offers and inclusions:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in room guests, served in restaurant
  • EUR 85 Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi