Verdura – a paradisiacal expanse on Sicily’s stunning south-west coast, is the Fortes’ flagship resort. 230 hectares of sun-blushed Mediterranean coastline, countryside, and hotel, space for the Forte ethos to luxuriate and shine. Insightful, impassioned service quietly caters to every desire. Sleek, environmentally sensitive architecture fuses with Latin terracottas, ochres, and violets. Local charm with universal style. Italianate furnishings, handcrafted tiles, breeze-brushed white muslins, and, always, a sea view.
Verdura is an oasis. Its vast scale and escapist atmosphere afford endless indulgence and choice. Choice to unfurl in its capacious spa or lap its infinity pool. To play tennis amongst its orange groves. A round or two of Championship golf. To master Sicilian cooking, or savor it, in one of nine dining spots. To explore Verdura’s 12th-century tower, helicopter across Etna, or stroll along its private beach. It’s your decision at the Fortes’ invitation.
The Rooms & suites, designed by Olga Polizzi and architect Flavio Albanese, Verdura Resort’s 168 rooms, 29 suites, and six villas in Sicily blend traditional accents colors inspired by the landscape with modern comforts and undeniable luxury. Generous in size and spirit, all of the luxury rooms and suites showcase spectacular Mediterranean views. Enjoy the sea vistas from your private balcony or terrace and make yourself at home, enjoying treats from your In-Room Bar. Slip into your sumptuous bathrobe and settle in for a luxurious night’s rest in your king-sized four-poster bed.
Dining - "Amare Seafood Restaurant" - There are seafood restaurants, and then there’s Amare. Walk across the sand and step inside, listening as the waves lap against the shore, and settle in for a night of sublimely fresh seafood on the beachfront. Order the catch of the day, brought ashore by local fishermen that day, and ask for it served grilled or ‘Crudo,’ just as they’ve enjoyed it for generations in surrounding Sicilian fishing villages, thinly sliced, anointed with local extra virgin olive oil, juice from citrus fruits grown nearby, and a pinch of rock salt. Peruse the menu, with its fresh salads and sensational pasta dishes, and watch the sky light up with color as the sun sets over the Mediterranean.
"Liola" - With a colorful dining room that celebrates and showcases local artisanal crafts, and an outdoor terrace that looks out over the Sicilian coastline, Liolà is a stunning setting, whether you’re enjoying a romantic clifftop dinner for two or a lively family feast. The menu reveals all manner of traditional trattoria-style dishes, from caponata made with locally-grown ingredients to crispy, yielding arancini and wood-fired pizza with tomatoes, breadcrumbs, pecorino cheese, salami, and basil. Those looking for an authentic taste of Sicily will find it here.
"Zagara Mediterranean Cuisine" - Named for the fragrant orange blossom that scents the estate, Zagara restaurant is a unique expression of place, with a menu that revels in the flavors and ingredients of the Mediterranean, from the local catch of the day, served with homegrown braised fennel and citrus, to "Spaghettoni" with shrimp from Sciacca, zucchini leaves, and lemon. With a glamorous dining room and an atmospheric outdoor terrace that offers views towards the sea, Zagara combines elegant design and Verdura's natural beauty to stunning effect.
Bars - "Garnita" - Warm and inviting, Granita Bar, is open throughout the day for tapas-style Mediterranean dishes and regional specialties, alongside a range of expertly-mixed cocktails that are unique to Verdura. "Pool Bar" - With the glittering expanse of the Mediterranean on one side and the serene glamour of the 60-meter infinity pool on the other, the Pool Bar is ideally placed for refreshing drinks and delicious food. Offering a tantalizing selection of classic comforts during the day, from juicy beef burgers to restorative salads, hearty sandwiches and scoops of fresh, creamy gelato, and a mouth-watering menu of grilled meats at Fulvio Pierangelini’s Focus dinners (as well as live music and dancing by the pool), The Pool Bar offers a relaxed alternative to Verdura’s other dining destinations. "Torre Bar" - Located on the clifftop, close to the golf course and its clubhouse, Torre Bar offers a beautiful setting to refresh and refuel after an afternoon on the fairways. Cool off with a glass of Sicilian beer or a bracing Italian spirit while looking out over the sea, enjoy a delicious daily buffet lunch, or peruse the lunch menu for fresh pasta dishes like the mouth-watering homemade ragu or pizzas topped with Sicilian ingredients like tomatoes, anchovies, oregano and basil.
Wellness - Rocco Forte Wellness addresses complete enrichment and unity of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health – together, a Forte Life – fusing proven, pioneering science and technology with inherited wisdom and an affinity with nature across Rocco Forte Spas, Nourish, Fitness, Mind, Community and Sustainability. The Verdura Spa - Housed in elegant pavilions around a striking open-air courtyard, Verdura Spa is an oasis of serenity. Enhance your well-being with a restorative treatment or a dip in the Thalassotherapy pools. Relax in the infrared or Finnish saunas. Take a yoga class and get your pulse racing in the well-equipped fitness studio. Extensive treatment rooms include double treatment suites, 4 outdoor thalassotherapy pools, 20m indoor swimming pool, a Double-height steam room, and 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. Verdura Spa in Sicily is committed to wellbeing and relaxation. Please note all spa areas are dedicated to guests aged 16 years and above. Welcoming children at the heated pool in the Kids Club.
Golf Courses - Test your swing on one of the stunning golf courses designed by acclaimed international firm, Kyle Phillips. Famed for courses like Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland, Phillips has crafted an 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole par-3 course from Verdura's stunning coastal scenery. Providing challenges and an incredible backdrop, with the Mediterranean visible from almost every hole, the courses offer something for everything golfer, whether you’re looking to learn from a PGA professional, polish your skills, or spend a spectacular afternoon on the fairways.