Luxury hotel holiday Verdura Resort Sciacca, Sicily

Rocco Forte’s Verdura Resort is a sensational, 5-star, luxury resort with 168 rooms, 32 suites and three villa suites situated on the coast south of Sciacca in 230 hectares of estate of olives, oranges and palm trees. Wide variety of superb dining, spa, children’s facilities and land and water sports available. This resort offers a top-quality ambience and holiday experience.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Palermo
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Verdura Resort, Sicily

Verdura Resort is an ultra-luxurious and chic beachside resort with golf course on the coast south of Sciacca

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The resort is on the coast about 30 minutes’ drive south-east of Sciacca.

Annual opening 1 March until 21 November

Closest airport Palermo

Distance from airport About 1 hr 20 minutes

Hotel facilities and services

4 restaurants, 4 bars, gym, fitness studio, personal training, hair and beauty salon, spa, 2 saunas, hammam, 4 thalassotherapy pools, 27 holes of golf, driving range, pro shop, Verduland for children aged 0-3 (at a charge) and 4-12 (complimentary), teen activities (complimentary), baby-sitting, 6 floodlit clay tennis courts, football pitch, volleyball, cookery classes, wine-tasting, bike ¬hire, 60-metre outdoor infinity pool, indoor lap pool at the spa, private yacht, water sports, pebble beach with floating jetty and wooden platforms, 24-hour room service, concierge service, boutiques.

Chargeable watersports

Windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing, water skiing, wakeboarding by jet ski, flyboarding, fishing, diving.

Land sports

Juventus football academy for children, swimming, golf, fencing, karate and tennis academies. Trekking experiences with the fitness team. Yoga and pilates. Jogging and cycling trails. Tennis.

Out and about nearby

Fishing port of Sciacca (10km), Agrigento (35km), home to the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Selinunte. Walks and drives among vineyards and olive groves, in search of a secluded sandy cove, sandy beaches at Sciacca, wine tasting at local vineyards and tour of the wine route, boat trips to chalk-¬cliff marine park of Riserva di Torre Salsa. Slow food presidia with 46 in total with foods such as white plums from Monreale, Vastedda cheese from the Valley of Belice, Spiny artichoke from Menfi, red garlic from Nubia.

Sports nearby

Horse riding (5km), quad and mountain biking.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe double or twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£1,650 to £3,840

Holiday Code EXH606

The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Verdura Resort, Sicily

Room descriptions

Verdura Resort has 168 rooms, 32 suites and three villa suites. All rooms have private balcony or terrace, smart television with interactive entertainment, in room bar, in room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities on request, Ortigia amenities, bathrobe and slippers. Maximum occupancy in all rooms except the Grand Suite is 3 adults or 2 adults plus one child and one infant. In the Grand Suite maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults plus two children and infant. There are also three pool villa suites, each with three bedrooms with a maximum occupancy of 9 in each suite. From September 2020 there will be private three- and four-bedroom villas in a grove just along the coast from the main resort.

Deluxe room 40 sqm, king bed or twins, bathtub and walk-in shower, can interconnect with another deluxe room or a junior suite, view of sea and golf course.
Superior deluxe room From 40 sqm, king bed or twins, bathtub and walk-in shower, can interconnect with a superior deluxe room or classic suite, view of sea and golf course.
Superior deluxe seafront room 40 sqm, king bed or twins, bathtub and walk-in shower, can interconnect with a Grand Suite, view of sea and golf course.
Junior suite 60 sqm, king bed or twins, bathtub and walk-in shower, can interconnect with a deluxe room, view of sea and golf course.
Classic suite From 60 sqm, king bed or twins, bathtub and walk-in shower, can interconnect with a superior deluxe room, view of sea and golf course. In-suite check-in, in room bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer.
Grand suite From 72 sqm, king bed or twins, sitting area, kitchenette, double terrace, dining table, can interconnect with a superior deluxe seafront room, view of sea and golf course, unpacking and packing service with pressing of up to four garments. In-suite check-in, in room bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe double or twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£1,650 to £3,840

Holiday Code EXH606

The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Verdura Resort, Sicily

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Verdura Resort, our clients usually fly to Palermo airport. From the airport, we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region, or we can include a private car transfer for you.

Additional information

Children: Please note that the opening and closing of the children’s activities may vary according to the season. Children from 0 to 11 years inclusive are free of charge on a sofa bed/baby cot on bed and breakfast when sharing a room with two adults.

Other information: Half board and full board can be quoted on request.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe double or twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£1,650 to £3,840

Holiday Code EXH606

The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Verdura Resort, Sicily

Highlights of Sicily

An ascent of Mount Etna, partly by car and then further on foot (guides available) through the luxuriant vegetation which includes oranges and lemons, bougainvillaea and poinsettias and then higher up the groves of walnuts, cherries, almonds, pistachios and vines. Palermo is known for its street markets, especially Vucciria and Ballaro, where traders and hawkers, pickpockets and shoppers converge amongst narrow streets and stalls of wares. See the traditional costumes and dialect of Piana degli Albanesi, where Albanians settled in the 15th Century. Revel in the splendid site of Taormina above the sea with views to Etna. Local crafts include cork, ceramics, honey, embroidery, raffia. Enjoy the calm and remoteness of the Aeolian Islands with their clear waters, beautiful scenery and peaceful way of life. Enjoy the gardens of the Villa Giulia in Palermo and the Public Gardens in Taormina.

Cultural highlights of Sicily

Palermo contains some of the greatest Arab-Norman buildings in existence - San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale with its striking Cappella Palatina and La Martorana. Monreale outside Palermo is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily and contains beautiful 12th and 13th Century mosaics and cloisters. The Doric temples of the 5th Century BC in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Cefalu has the `Portrait of a Man` by Antonello da Messina, dating from 1465 in its Museo Mandralisca.

Festivals in Sicily

Many Sicilian local festivals are linked to Saints’ Days. A few of the most well-known festivals generally include Carnival celebrations in Taormina and Acireale. Easter is celebrated especially in Trapani, Marsala and Piana degli Albanesi. Messina celebrates Ferragosto on the 15th August with a firework display over the Straits. The Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore takes place in Agrigento in the first and second weeks of February to celebrate the almond blossom. Taormina Arte is a summer festival of music, cinema, ballet and theatre, held in the Greek theatre. The Palio dei Normanni takes place in Piazza Armeria in August.

Gastronomy in Sicily

The gastronomy of Sicily, like much of the culture of the island, has been heavily influenced by its history. Cuscus is a Sicilian version of couscous, and marzipan features heavily in sweets. Local produce includes citrus fruits, almonds, capers, olives, peppers and fish. Local specialities include Maccheroni con le sarde (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, pine nuts and saffron), Pesce spada (grilled sword fish), 'alla Siciliana' with capers, red peppers and herbs. Cassata is a popular dessert made with ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios and Cannoli are almond biscuits stuffed with ricotta. Sicily produces a variety of red and white wines including Corvo di Salaparuta and Etna, Marsala and Malvasia.

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