Verdura Resort, Sicily

Verdura Resort, Sicily

sprawling Rocco Forte resort on Sicily’s southwest coast is
a perfect family getaway, with a range of
activities to ensure a troop of happy campers whatever their age.
Verdura‘s grounds span 230
hectares encompassing three golf courses and almost two kilometres
of private Mediterranean beach, ideal both for sunbathing with a
G&T and working up a sweat with tennis, cycling, football,
sailing or even flyboarding. If all this activity makes you feel
like a big kid, there’s ample opportunity to wind down with cooking
lessons and morning yoga, or make a beeline for the
state-of-the-art spa.


Like everything at Verdura, rooms are enormous with four-poster
beds fit for an entire family and bathrooms large enough to rival
your entire flat. Sleek décor couples a muted colour palette of
earthy tones, vibrant orange and dark wood with fluttering
white-linen curtains. Sweeping balcony views extend right down to
the sparkling azure sea, the perfect spot for enjoying the famous
Sicilian novel The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa which is
left in each room.

What’s for breakfast?

We’ve never seen a breakfast buffet quite like it; Verdura has
everything. In fact, we challenge you to ask for something that
they haven’t already laid out or won’t make to order. Fresh fruit,
cereals, eggs any way, meats, cheese, fish, cake, the list goes on.
There’s also a kids’ corner with a chocolate fountain and plenty of
sweet dipping treats which seemed just as popular with

What about lunch and dinner?

You’ve probably cottoned on to the fact that Verdura doesn’t do
anything by halves. It has four restaurants: Buon Giorno for al
fresco breakfast; beachfront seafood
restaurant, Amare, where you can choose fresh fish from an open
display counter; Liolà, a typical Sicilian trattoria; and last but
definitely not least La Zagara, a high-end Mediterranean restaurant from
celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini.

Is there a bar?

There are five! Granita is best for sundowner cocktails and
nibbles, or try clubhouse-style La Torre down on the golf


You want it? They’ve got it. We particularly recommend a trip to
the spa for a signature Rocco Forte facial and massage.

Things you should know

If you don’t like children, this probably isn’t the place for

Within a short walk you can find…

Stretching almost two kilometres, you’ll be walking for a long
time before you manage to leave the resort. But those who do
venture beyond the palm-lined lawns can make a short drive to the
nearby seaside town of Sciacca or explore Sicily’s UNESCO World
Heritage ruins, dotted throughout the surrounding mountains and
olive groves.

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