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Sir Rocco Forte and Olga Polizzi‘There was nowhere else inEurope which offered the kindof resort that I was seeking.Verdura’s majestic 570-acresite, sitting on 1.8 kilometresof coastline, offers the perfectenvironment for holidaymakersand golfers alike. Kyle Phillips’screation of two championshipcourses lives up to the highestof my expectations.’Kyle PhillipsSir Rocco ForteTHEPEOPLEBEHINDVERDURASir Rocco Forte is chairman andCEO of Rocco Forte Hotels, abrand he established in 1996 tocreate luxurious and memorableexperiences for guests. Each hotelhas its own personality, reflectingits location, but all share thehighest levels of service togetherwith award-winning design andthe latest technology. A keensportsman with a lifelong passionfor golf, Sir Rocco was inspired todevelop the brand’s first resort,combining beautiful landscapeswith stunning architecture andcutting-edge facilities.Olga Polizzi, as Rocco Forte Hotels’Director of Design, has broughtan experienced hand to bear onthe look and feel of Verdura.It combines true luxury withpracticality. There is a keen senseof place with a contemporary edge,together with a simplicity that isin keeping with the local culture.Olga Polizzi has shaped the designand interiors of all of Rocco Forteproperties and has won numerousaccolades for her work.Flavio AlbaneseFlavio Albanese, a renownedItalian architect who has workedextensively in Sicily, brought hisunique sensibility to the project.He was determined that theproperty should fit the environmentand he achieved this by usinglocal materials, Mediterraneancolour and the geometricallysquare lines that are to be foundin simple dwellings all over Sicily.The whole resort is designedto provide luxurious spaces.Designer Kyle Phillips has createdtwo magnificent 18-holechampionship golf courses and anine-hole par 3 course at Verdura.Kyle, famous for his design oflinks courses such as KingsbarnsGolf Links in Scotland, has againdelivered a world-class seasidecourse that reflects the richtraditions of the game. Everyhole offers sweeping views ofthe Mediterranean Sea, within anamphitheatre of Sicilian mountains.


VERDURA:AN INTRODUCTIONDipping its toes in the sparklingwaters of the Mediterranean,and surrounded by indigenouslemon and orange groves,Verdura Golf & Spa Resort bringstogether luxurious and stylishaccommodation, world-class golfand spa facilities, friendly children’sclubs, and elegant restaurantsand bars, each with a differentambience. Above all, it benefitsfrom huge, wide-open spaces inwhich to move, breathe, relax andenjoy the outstanding service.


RESORT175 HECTARESVILLAS55 HECTARESSTAZIONEARRIVALSLOUNGETENNIS COURTS& FOOTBALL PROPOSEDPITCH VILLASTORRE VERDURA.GOLF CLUBHOUSE,RESTAURANT, BARS& BOUTIQUESVERDURA SPA.VITA HEALTHPRIVATEEVENTS &CONFERENCESVERDURAKIDSCLUBCENTRO.RECEPTION,CONCIERGE,DINING & BARHOTELCOMPLEXBEACHRESTAURANTPRIVATEBEACH &WATER SPORTS


RELAXANDREVITALISESet across 4,000m 2 of calm and pristinespace, Verdura Spa offers a holisticapproach to health and wellbeing.Unwind in the open-air thalassotherapypools, indoor lap pool, saunas, hammamand a variety of peaceful relaxation areasthroughout the spa.Indulge in a variety of beauty and bodytreatments; many are inspired by theisland, using ingredients such as oliveoils, citrus extracts, marine salt and localseawater. Bespoke experiences can becreated in consultation with VerduraSpa’s dedicated therapists.There are daily complimentary classes inthe Fitness Studio, intensive Pilates andyoga weeks, a state-of-the-art gym andpersonal training services.Refreshments and light meals are servedin the Spa Bar, with a terrace overlookingthe Sicilian countryside.Guests can also discover four healthfocusedprogrammes at Vita Health,a new wellness centre developed inconjunction with one of the world’sleading integrated medicine physicians.


VERDURAGOLF & SPARESORT:THE ESSENTIALSAccommodation• 203 rooms including 47 suites,two Ambassador Suites andone Presidential Suite. All roomshave uninterrupted sea views andprivate terraces or balconiesDining and bars• Buon Giorno: a relaxedsetting for buffet breakfasts,lunches, and exclusivehealthy children’s dinners• Amare: beach-side restaurant withbarbeque, wood-burning oven andseparate bar (seasonal opening)• Liolà: Sicilian trattoria located by the18th-century watchtower• Pizzeria• Granita Bar: a vibrant lounge withterrace overlooking the gardens andsea, serving Mediterranean tapas andspecially designed cocktails• Pool Bar: light meals and drinksby the pool• La Zagara: elegant fine diningà la carte• Torre Bar: all-day snacks andlong drinks for satisfied golfers• La Luna bar with dance floor, availablefor exclusive hire• Spa Bar: nutritional, low-caloriesalads and energy drinks• Oasi Bar: refreshments on the beach• 24-hour in-room diningVerdura Spa• Four thalassotherapy pools• 25-metre lap pool• 11 treatment rooms• Relaxation room• 2 saunas and a double-heighthammam• Beauty and hair salon• Bar with terrace• Medical consultancy• Gym• Fitness Studio withcomplimentary daily classes• New Vita Health Wellness CentrePrivate events and conferences• Six meeting roomswhich can be configuredas two large rooms• Conference room• Ballroom• Open-air amphitheatre• Separate private accessGolf Club• 2012 Sicilian OpenChampionship course• 18-hole East course• 18-hole West course• Nine-hole par-3 course• Driving range with chipping area,pitching and putting greens• Indoor video swing analysis• Private lessons and teaching clinics• Club/caddy cart/trolley hire• Complimentary shoe andclub cleaning• Torre Bar and clubhouse• Pro shopFamilies• Verdura Kids Club with pooland playroom• Verdura Teenagers Club• Interconnecting rooms• Cots, sterilisers, high chairs• Board games, electronic games• Babysitting• Dedicated childrens meals withchildren’s menus in all but oneof the restaurants• Golf and tennis clinicsAdditional facilities• 60-metre outdoor pool• Six floodlit clay tenniscourts and teaching clinics• Verdura Tennis Academy bySunball Tennis• A football pitch• Private beach• Concierge, traveland transfer services• Water sports• Boutiques: 100% Capri,Boutique Mariu, Kama’aina,Ortigia Boutique• Bicycle hireTransfers• Helipad• 80 minutes’ drive from PalermoInternational Airport• 90 minutes’ drive from TrapaniInternational Airport• 3 hours’ drive from CataniaInternational AirportLocationVerdura is well-positioned to takeadvantage of many other activitieson offer in and around Sicily:• Visit the Valley of the Templesin Agrigento, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site• Follow the wine roads andtour the vineyards to discoverSicily’s wine traditions• Explore the rich history ofPalermo through its architectureand sculpture• Discover the many beautifulislands around Sicily byprivate yacht• Master the secrets of Siciliancooking and tour historicolive oil estates• Read the books and visitthe places made popular byliterary legends GiuseppeTomasi, Luigi Pirandello andAndrea Camilleri• Shop for coral jewellery and colourfulceramics in the nearby towns ofBurgio and Sciacca• See Mount Etna by helicopter


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FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONABOUT VERDURA GOLF & SPA RESORTPlease phone: +39 0925 99 8180, e-mail: reservations.verdura@roccofortehotels.com or fax: +39 0925 99 8183SS115 KM 131, 92019, Sciacca (AG), ItalyTo book online, please visit: www.roccofortehotels.comInternational Toll-Free Reservations.Please call the following numbers in your regionto book any of our hotels or resorts:Canada1 888 667 9477France00800 7666 6667Germany00800 7666 6667Italy00800 7666 6667Russian Federation(812) 494 5759*Spain00800 7666 6667Switzerland00800 7666 6667United Kingdom00800 7666 6667United States1 888 667 9477*Please note that the voice line for this country is not toll-freeFor all other countries please use one of the following numbers.Calls are charged at international rates.The Americas+1 407 673 4373Asia Pacific+65 6232 5563Europe+49 69 664 19 603Middle East+971 2617 0999


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