Italy’s Island of Paradise
Sicily is an island of volcanic coastlines, idyllic beaches, historic cities, Greek temples and Roman sites. And of course, one of the highlights is also its food: It’s also renowned for its fresh-off-the-boat seafood, with endless restaurants serving up exquisite Sicilian cooking - with generations-old recipes.
Born out of turmoil, Sicily was occupied for millennia by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and French, all of which has left a visible mark on the island. The meeting place of myriad cultures: Phoenician to Norman, Arab to Byzantine. An island of natural and manmade marvels: salt pans, holms, gorges and volcanoes; ancient Greek temples, amphitheatres and Roman mosaics. Of bustling cities: markets, architecture and the arts. And of Verdura Resort, its hundreds of hectares of coastline, countryside, spa and golf, and Villa Igiea, our art nouveau palazzo between Palermo, Mount Pellegrino and the Tyrrhenian Sea.