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Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is Europe’s most exciting resort, located on the south coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca. Winning several prestigious awards since its opening in 2010, the luxury resort offers discreet exclusivity that few places can match.
The resort is set over 230 hectares of stunning landscape with 1.8km of private coastline, yet has just 203 rooms and suites, giving a true sense of space and privacy. All rooms have private terraces and uninterrupted sea views and the Olga Polizzi-designed interiors combine modern luxury with authentic Sicilian motifs.
There are two 18-hole championship links-style golf courses and a 9-hole, designed by leading architect Kyle Phillips; six tennis courts; a full- size football pitch; a 60m infinity swimming pool; a fully-equipped gym and running trails which meander through the olive and lemon groves. For those seeking deep relaxation the 4,000 square metre Verdura Spa is exceptional – it was recently recognised as Best Hotel Spa 2012: Europe, Asia Minor and The Russian Federation by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller. It has four thalassotherapy pools, an extensive treatment menu, as well as personalised well-being and exercise programmes.
The resort’s restaurants and bars, led by Michelin starred chef Fulvio Pierangelini, celebrate Sicilian cuisine with menus created from fresh organic ingredients complemented by a superb wine list.
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is as captivating as it is diverse. For centuries, it has been at the crossroads of civilisations and each has left an indelible imprint on this Italian region. Verdura is perfectly positioned to explore the island with many historical and cultural sites situated close by