Verdura Resort, Sicily, re-opens for the 2022 season with a new golf course, new villas and an enticing Easter programme for the whole family to enjoy

Verdura Resort in Sicily will re-open for the summer season on 17th March 2022 with a host of reasons to welcome guests back. The warmer months are a wonderful time to visit the island, with mild temperatures and meadows bursting with colour as wildflowers bloom.

Verdura Resort has a fabulous programme lined up for the whole family to dive into. As well as a variety of academies, guests can participate in a daily schedule of sport, fitness and cooking activities. From a junior golf academy and pizza making class, to silent fitness and hatha yoga, wine tasting and live music in the evenings, there is something for everyone. Children can spend days creating Easter wreaths, decorating Easter eggs and making pasta, whereas teens will be kept busy with ping pong, graffiti classes and cycling.

Football Academy with the Italian legend, Gianluca Zambrotta

When: 11 – 18 April 2022

What: A World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, footballer Gianluca Zambrotta enjoyed a successful career in Italy as well as playing for Barcelona in Spain. Learn the secrets behind the Italian team’s success with coaching from the former full-back this Easter.

Tennis Academy with the UK’s former number one, Jeremy Bates

When: 13 – 20 April 2022

What: The former British tennis pro Jeremy Bates was ranked the UK’s number one in 1987 and from 1989 to 1994. During his career he won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles: Wimbledon in 1987

and the Australian Open in 1991. After retiring from the professional circuit, he served as the captain of Britain’s Davis Cup team from 2004 to 2006 and is now passing on his tips and tricks to guests at Verdura Resort this April.

Wellness Express Package at Verdura Resort’s sensational spa

This 3-day programme is designed to quickly help guests break bad habits and kick-start a new routine of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical balance.

NEW: Rocco Forte Private Villas

In 2021, Verdura Resort launched 20 Rocco Forte Private Villas, which overlook the resort’s sparkling bay. The new villas guarantee privacy and security for those who seek exclusive accommodation, combined with the unique services that have made Verdura Resort famous throughout the Mediterranean. Set on the hillside of the resort’s expansive grounds, the 3- and 4-bedroom villas range from 200 to 300 square metres and have large private pools set in landscaped gardens. Designed by Olga Polizzi, their architecture is inspired by Sicily’s natural beauty and incorporates the characteristic features of a traditional Sicilian baglio building: beams, flat roofs and external stairs. They’re ideal for multi-generational stays and groups of families and friends.

NEW: Verdura Resort’s spectacular new golf course

After a significant renovation project, Verdura Resort’s new East Course – its second 18-hole course – is complete and ready for action. The world-renowned golf architect Kyle Phillips returned to the site of his original design in Sicily to work his magic once more. The signature ninth hole offers trademark, incredible views across the Mediterranean, while asking some serious questions of accuracy, strategy and distance control with a slight dogleg design.