Experience Springtime in Sicily at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
Sicily, February 2011 - Spring is just around the corner, and no other place in Europe captures the beauty of this season better than Sicily. For those in need of that long awaited sunshine, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, located in the south coast of this Mediterranean island, makes for the ideal base from which to explore all Sicily has to offer.
The resort – part of The Rocco Forte Collection - has put together an exciting ‘Sicilian Springtime Offer’, offering the perfect escape from the icy weather of late.
With the blossoming of the almond trees marking the official start to the season, guests arriving at the resort will be greeted with an almond-based cocktail, courtesy of Verdura’s mixologist Massimo Fonte. Every evening throughout the stay, complimentary dinner can be enjoyed at La Zagara, serving the finest of Mediterranean cooking, or Liolà, a typical Sicilian trattoria with beautiful cliff tops views of the sea.
Taking advantage of the longer days and milder climate, guests can explore the nearby town of Sciacca or explore the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, where the surrounding hills and fields are coated in stunning wild flowers. Those in need of some relaxation can spend their days at the Verdura Spa using its extensive facilities or revitalise after the long winter with one of the many wellness treatments available.
A romantic break for two or an action-packed family holiday, there is something for everyone at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort this spring.
Save 20 percent on a stay at the resort with the ‘Sicilian Springtime Offer’, available from 14 February to 30 April* and includes:
- Minimum of three nights accommodation in a deluxe room
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Dinner each night in a restaurant of choice (excluding drinks)
- Welcome cocktail upon arrival, a bottle of Sicilian wine and bowl of fresh fruit in room
- Free access to the spa facilities and use of the sauna, Turkish baths, gym and pools
- Free internet access
- Late check-out until 4pm
Children up to 11 years stay free of charge when sharing a room with their parents and enjoy complimentary buffet lunches and dinners.
Rates start at 1,320 Euros based on three nights in a Double Deluxe Room. To book, please visit www.roccofortecollection.com or call + 39 0925 998 180
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Notes to editors:
* Sicilian Springtime Offers: Excludes the Easter week from 14 to 25 April 2011
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
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 Condé 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 Rocco Forte Collection
The Rocco Forte Collection is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share The Rocco Forte Collection’s trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, The Rocco Forte Collection comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; The Augustine, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Abu Dhabi 2011; Marrakech 2012; Jeddah 2012; Cairo 2013.
Ilse van Steen
The Rocco Forte Collection
Tel: +44 (0)20 766 3107/3137