Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is Europe's most exciting new resort, located on the south coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca. Recently picked by Conde Nast Traveller to appear on their 2010 Hot List, the 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 sea views and the Olga Polizzi-designed interiors combine modern luxury with authentic Sicilian motifs. There are two 18-hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole, designed by leading architect Kyle Phillips, of which 27 holes will be available at all times in 2010; six tennis courts; a 60m infinity swimming pool; a fully-equipped gym and running trails which meander through the olive and lemon groves. The resort's restaurants and bars celebrate Sicilian cuisine with menus created from fresh organic ingredients complemented by a superb wine list. For those seeking deep relaxation the Verdura Spa is exceptional - with four thalassotherapy pools, an extensive treatment menu and personalised well-being programmes.
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.