As a keen golfer, Sir Rocco Forte had always wanted to build a five-star golfing experience. With the help of Californian golf architect Kyle Philips, Verdura Resort now offers three world-class links championship courses in a beautiful Mediterranean climate.
The 19th Century Tile
The resort’s signature pattern was inspired by a 19th century tile. It now appears in the resort’s throws, lampshades and cushions, and in the walls and upholstery of one of our many restaurants.
The Duke of Verdura
Our resort is named after the grand Verdura family, who once owned the land you find us on today. The last Duke of Verdura, famous for his beautiful jewellery design, was cousin to writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. His masterpiece, The Leopard, is in every bedroom.