Rocco Forte Hotels

Close your eyes and conjure images of swaying olive trees and orange groves, ruffled by Sicily’s soft sea breeze. Though travel may be restricted for the time being, we can still dream of summer holidays on the scenic coast. We look forward to welcoming guests to Verdura Resort’s secluded haven of idyllic countryside and white-sand beaches from the 18th March, 2021. Until then, bring the magic of Verdura Resort’s 230 hectares of pristine coastline to you, with cultural recommendations from our expert sommelier Nando Papa and local concierge team.


The Leopard by Tomasi di Lampedusa

Recommended by Emanuele Venezia, Concierge

Cosy up by the fire and delve into Tomasi di Lampedusa’s wonderful tale The Leopard, regaling the life of the Salina family and the eccentric Sicilian prince Don Fabrizio and his decadent experiences during the Italian unification.


Sicilian wine tasting journey

Recommended by Nando Papa, Head Sommelier

The island’s sun-kissed coastline and welcoming climate offer up some fantastic local wines. Inspired by our Sicilian wine tasting journey, our head sommelier Nando Papa will accompany you on a "journey of the senses" at home. Begin with a glass of Nerello Mascalese, considered the Pinot Noir of southern Italy. Next, sip the sweet nectar-like texture of Malvasia delle Lipari. Finish with Nero d'Avola, an imposing and austere wine considered by gourmands to be "king of the island". Let these unusual wines speak to every emotion.


The Sicily Cookbook by Cettina Vicenzino

Recommended by Flavia Mazzarini, Head of Guest Relations

Sicilian cuisine is a triumph of flavours, enriched over centuries by a variety of culinary traditions. Hone your skills at home with Cettina Vicenzino’s sensational recipes, or dream ahead to summer and book an authentic culinary experience with our executive chef. Look forward to learning how to make some of Verdura’s most popular dishes using our garden-fresh produce.


Cinema Paradiso

Recommended by Flavia Mazzarini, Head of Guest Relations

Enjoy pure escapism with Salvatore Di Vita as he side-steps the struggles of daily life and instead immerses himself in the imaginary world of Cinema Paradiso, where he falls instantly in love with the world of film thanks to a welcoming projectionist, Alfredo.

Look forward to afternoons spent exploring Verdura Resort’s idyllic coastline and book your Easter escape by emailing reservations.verdura@roccofortehotels.com or calling +39 06 32 888 630.

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