|Verdura Resort||5*L||Sciacca (Agrigento)||Italy|
|Contact: Phone +39 0925 998180 - Web Site|
Verdura Resort is set on 230 hectares, and nearly two kilometres of private Mediterranean coastline. There are three Kyle Phillips golf courses, a 60-metre infinity pool, six clay tennis courts, a world-class spa, four restaurants, five bars and much more. It’s a place where your room will seem woven subtly into the landscape. Where you’ll enjoy a true sense of space and uninterrupted views of the azure waters from your private terrace. Above all, it’s a place where you’ll discover an outstanding level of service. Discover in just a few minutes, a day at Verdura Resort from sunshine to sunset, and the multitude of experiences and feelings that come with it and that make us a unique place within the beautiful island of Sicily.
Home to the 2012 Sicilian Open Championship, Verdura Golf is a world-class all-year-round golf destination. The 570-acre site, with almost two kilometres of private coastline, offers the perfect environment for the great game. Our three links-style golf courses, all designed by Kyle Phillips, use the natural, green contours of the landscape and are planted with indigenous trees and shrubs. Warmed by the Mediterranean sun and refreshed by the sea breeze, the courses are free from any buildings, offering uninterrupted views of the azure waters from the undulating greens. You’ll find the facilities world-class too. A double-ended driving range. Tuition from PGA-qualified professionals. An exceptional golf academy for budding young golfers.
GOLF COURSES Designed by Kyle Phillips, our three magnificent courses will inspire the novice player and set a challenge for the most experienced. Kyle, famous for his designs of links courses such as Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland, has created two 18-hole championship golf courses and a nine-hole par-3 course at Verdura. Every hole offers sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea, within an amphitheatre of Sicilian mountains. The two 18-hole courses, The East and The West, challenge golfers of all abilities and have five tee positions on each hole. A nine-hole par-3 appeals to novices and juniors, as do the first-rate practice and teaching facilities. This is golf on a grand scale, with the personal service and attention of a private club.
We all search for wellbeing in the environments that surround us. Rocco Forte Spas is born from this desire. With Rocco Forte Spas, we want you to take home great new habits and leave us looking, feeling and being better. All of our spas have Rocco Forte Rituals, Rocco Forte Fitness and Rocco Forte Nourish, and Verdura Spa also has Rocco Forte Health. Housed in pavilions grouped around an open-air courtyard, our 4,000 square metre Verdura Spa has: Extensive treatment rooms including double treatment suites; 4 outdoor thalassotherapy pools; 20m indoor swimming pool; Double-height steam room, along with Finnish and infrared saunas; 170m2 state-of-the-art gym and fitness studio; Spacious relaxation areas; Hair and beauty salon; Spa Bar with a terrace overlooking the mountains. The following areas of Verdura Spa are child-free: the thalassotherapy pools, saunas, steam room, emotional showers, gym, fitness studio and relaxation areas. We welcome children at the indoor spa pool from 8am to 2pm daily.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The very best Sicilian produce: our own vegetable garden; lemon, orange and olive trees; in resort olive oil and almond production; 4 restaurants and 5 bars to suit every palate.
Meetings & Events Whether a big product launch or an intimate affair, our 4000m² conference centre has spaces for every occasion: 6 meeting rooms which can be conﬁgured as 2 large rooms, all with internal courtyard; Conference room, with internal courtyard; Double-height ballroom, with a stunning terrace; Open-air amphitheatre; 24-hour Business Centre.
Activities Our 230 hectares makes Verdura Resort the perfect place to experience your favourite leisure activity, or learn a new one: Year-round warm weather; Stunning natural surrounds with 2 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline; Cycling and jogging trails; Private beach with Water Sports Club and volleyball; Tennis Academy with 6 clay tennis courts; Juventus Football Academy on our full-size football pitch; Culinary experiences, including cooking, mixology and wine-tasting classes.
All of our rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, interactive entertainment and uninterrupted sea views with a private terrace or balcony: 153 rooms, starting at 36m²; 50 suites with complimentary breakfast, in house movies, VIP amenities and much more; 2 Ambassador suites and a Presedential Suite with wraparound terrace, private swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Verdura Resort is situated on the south-west coast of Sicily 15 minutes from the attractive seaside town of Sciacca. Set in a valley of olive groves, the luxury resort is 40km from the ancient town of Agrigento. The closest airport is at Palermo, the island's capital. Palermo International Airport can easily be reached by plane from many European cities. The Island also has two other airports; Trapani Airport is located on the West coast whilst Catania Airport is located on the East. Verdura Resort has its own helipad for guests wishing to arrive by helicopter. Transfers by private car from all airports can also be arranged. Alternatively, it is easy to hire a car from all three main airports.
From Palermo Airport Falcone e Borsellino (PMO)
The airport is 133 km from the Resort and the journey is approximately 80 minutes drive by car. Take the motorway A29 Palermo- Mazara del Vallo. Take the exit Castelvetrano towards the E931 road. Then follow the sign Agrigento/Menfi/ Castelvetrano/Sciacca. Turn left at E931 and then left onto SS115, taking the ramp towards Agrigento/Sciacca and merging onto the S115. Continue for approx. 42 km, passing by Sciacca. The Resort is at SS115 km 131.
From Trapani Airport Birgi (TPS)
The airport is 139 km from the Resort and the journey is approximately 90 mins drive by car. Go straight on to Contrada Birgi Novi. Take the SP1 and then the SP21. Take the A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo. Take the exit Castelvetrano. Follow the sign Agrigento/Menfi/Castelvetrano/Sciacca. Turn left at E931 and then left to SS115. Taking the ramp towards Agrigento/Sciacca and merging onto the S115. Continue for approx. 42 km, passing by Sciacca. The Resort is at SS115 km 131.
From Catania Airport Fontanarossa (CTA)
The airport is at 215 km from the Resort and at 2h30 min drive. Take Primosole road then turn right to Strada Tredicesima Zona Industriale.Go straight on to SP69. At the roundabout take the 1st exit and go straight on to Asse di Spia Est-Ovest. Take the E45 Tangenziale Catania and follow directions to Catania Circonvallazione Aeroporto A19 Palermo-Catania A18 Messina. Go straight on RA15/E45 and follow direction to Palermo. Take A19 Palermo Caltanissetta and take the exit Caltanissetta centro. Take the SS640 and cross Caltanissetta. Take the SS115/E931 direction to Trapani. The Resort is at SS115 km 131.
Sky diving or a wine tour. Renaissance palaces or a private flight above rocky mountain ranges, olive groves and sandy beaches. Sicily presents a fascinating mix of activities. We’re here to help you access them with ease. Explore ancient sights and churches in nearby Sciacca. Nearby, Agrigento is home to the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The capital, Palermo, is just over an hour’s drive, and the Aeolian, Egadi and Pelagian islands can be reached by helicopter.
Mount Etna Enjoy a thrilling helicopter ride to the summit of Mount Etna, which dominates the landscape. An expert guide will meet you at the top and lead you around the volcanic craters The Temples of Agrigento Described by Greek poet Pindar as “the most beautiful city of mortals”, Agrigento has some of the best preserved ancient Greek buildings outside Greece itself. Temple of Hera The largest archaeological site in Europe, with an extraordinary collection of ruins. Founded by Greek colonists in the 6th century BC, today you’ll find columns and stones strewn around the peaceful countryside and the Temple of Hera that still stands. Rocco Forte Journeys We have created bespoke excursions to help you explore and discover Sicily.
Our cuisine and wines. Our architecture and landscapes. The past and present. The Sicilian Heritage Route; In the Footsteps of the Il Gattopardo (The Leopard); The South Route; The Occidental Route; The Treasure of the Gods Tour; Between Heaven and Earth Tour; Wine Tour; Culinary Tour; Adventure Tours through the countryside.