Wellness

Up close and personal with our Forte Suites
Each of our hotels is meticulously designed to accentuate the culture, history and aesthetic ethos of our host cities. In particular, our Forte Suites—the largest and most glamorous of our personalised suites—have been designed to give guests a rich sense of place, creating a timeless elegance that seamlessly blends the old and the new, the contemporary and the antique. But sometimes, look and feel is not enough. In order to enhance our guests’ understanding and enjoyment of our destinations, we’ve developed a series of intimate insider experiences, available when booking our exclusive Forte Suites.
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Events worth travelling for this summer
Whatever your passion, you’ll find it in Italy this summer. From unforgettable art exhibitions to dramatic sporting competitions and family-friendly festivals, there’s an abundance of exceptional experiences to discover across our destinations.
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Welcome to Masseria Torre Maizza
Set on the shores of the Adriatic and shrouded by ancient olive trees, Masseria Torre Maizza captures the heart and soul of Puglia. This 16th-century masseria has seen generations of farmers carefully tend the estate’s orchards, vineyards and groves, pressing the fragrant olive oil this region is famous for. Cicadas buzz in the bushes and the waves gently break on the beaches, the waters teeming with startlingly fresh fish and seafood.
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Brand New Hotel Openings in Italy
This spring, Rocco Forte Hotels is delighted to announce the opening of two new stunning Italian properties in Rome and Puglia.
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New Adventures
From a British murder mystery in Mayfair to cutting-edge art in Berlin’s Mitte district, unlock unforgettable group experiences with Rocco Forte Hotels. Entertaining and informative, your clients will be talking about these adventures for years to come.
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Why wellness is the new watchword in travel
Throughout history, different cultures have had different interests in ‘wellness’. To some, it was the antithesis of illness and the warding off of disease. To others, it was the tenet that would help define their approach to life, from Hippocrates and the Ancient Greeks to the 5,000-year old tradition of Ayurveda.
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Amazing early summer experiences
Early summer is the perfect time for a European break. Increasingly warm yet without the searing heat of late summer, the climate lends itself to new, engaging al fresco experiences. Delight your clients with fascinating and exclusive insights into local history and culture.
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Exquisite Europe: the magic of Munich with Nymphenburg
From a bespoke 5-course dinner on your rooftop terrace to an indulgent Bavarian spa treatment and exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to Nymphenburg Castle, The Charles Hotel is offering its guests an extraordinary opportunity to experience the beauty and history of Munich.
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Palina Kozyrava on fashion and Frankfurt
The brains behind one of Germany’s leading fashion blogs, Palina Kozyrava is an authority on the latest trends and best places to shop. Here, she shares her guide to Frankfurt’s most fashionable addresses.
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The joys of summer in Sicily
The Ultimate Sicilian summer retreat, in addition to its spectacular natural beauty, Verdura Resort offers its guests an irresistible assortment of seasonal activities. From exclusive fine dining events with celebrated international chefs to a children’s sports academy led by superstar athletes, Verdura has all the ingredients for an unforgettable summer.
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Tommaso Ziffer on the design of Hotel de la Ville
Opening in May 2019, Hotel de la Ville combines the elegant traditions of the Grand Tour with a chic, contemporary aesthetic. Acclaimed architect and interior designer Tommaso Ziffer was born in Rome and has an innate understanding of Roman style, and together with Olga Polizzi he is responsible for the sophisticated renovation of this stunning 18th-century palazzo.
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Exquisite Europe: sky high adventures in Rome
Experience the beauty and majesty of the Roman countryside from above on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride. In the peace and stillness of the morning light, glide silently above the beautiful, rolling landscape of Lazio, admiring its vineyards and historic villages as you go.
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Fantastic family adventures to have in Rome
Whether flying over the city in a helicopter, following ancient trails on horseback or picking up a sword for a gladiator battle, there are some incredible adventures waiting for you and your family in Rome with a stay at Hotel de la Ville.
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The Edinburgh Festival for kids An interview with Louis Pearl, The Amazing Bubble Man
An exciting, fun-filled occasion, the Edinburgh Festival is the perfect excuse to plan a family escape to the Scottish capital. Perfect for kids of all ages, Louis Pearl’s weird and wonderful bubble show has been delighting festival audiences for over a decade. As he prepares for another summer of shows, he shares his top tips for enjoying the Edinburgh Festival with kids.
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An unforgettable family Easter at Verdura Resort
Flooded with spring sunshine and filled with the delicate scent of orange blossom, the Sicilian countryside is in full bloom at Easter. This beautiful time of year is also a season of celebration at Verdura Resort, with a special programme of Easter activities available to guests of all ages.
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Fantastic New Experiences for Spring
From horse riding in London's Hyde Park to street art in Rome and a special ceramics masterclass in Sicily, your clients have a wealth of exciting new experiences to choose from. Take advantage of our latest experiences and adventures when booking an escape this spring.
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WHERE THE SEA MEETS THE SKY: EXPLORING THE EGADI ISLANDS BY YACHT
Located 10 miles off the coast of Sicily, the Egadi Islands sit within the sparkling, cerulean waters of the Mediterranean. The rocky, mountainous landscape hides a long history that dates to the Palaeolithic era, and the pace of life moves slowly here. The small population and unspoilt natural beauty are protected by the Egadi Islands Marine Reserve dedication.
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HOTEL DE LA VILLE’S 21ST CENTURY GRAND TOUR
Located at the top of Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps, our newest property, Hotel de la Ville, pays homage to the European Grand Tour. During the 18th and 19th centuries, young gentlemen were sent on a tour of Europe, intended to enlighten and educate. Rome was an essential stop on every tour, as the city’s long history reaching from the ancient to the Renaissance yielded a wealth of culture.
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Experience the Internazionali BNL d’Italia
One of the most anticipated spring sporting events in Italy, the Italian Open, or Internazionali BNL d’Italia, takes place each May in Rome. The Open is one of the most important clay tennis tournaments on the tour, second to the French Open. First played at the Foro Italico in 1935, a stadium inspired by the Roman forums of old, the tournament is still played at the same location on the banks of the Tiber.
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Exquisite Europe: An Extraordinary Experience in Tuscany
The home of Chianti, Brunello and Montepulciano, Tuscany is world-famous for its incredible wine. An unforgettable experience for oenophiles, Hotel Savoy is whisking its guests up above the rolling vineyards of this award-winning wine region on a spectacular Helicopter Wine Tour. Accompanied by acclaimed Italian sommelier Filippo Bartolotta, we can’t think of a better way to discover the legendary land of the Super Tuscans.
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Irene Forte Skincare: The Sicilian Secret to Glowing Skin
Inspired by Sicily and with ingredients handpicked from Verdura Resort’s organic farm, Irene Forte Skincare has been painstakingly developed over three years. Named after its founder, Rocco Forte Hotels Wellness Director Irene Forte, Irene Forte Skincare is a multi-benefit, natural and sustainable skincare brand that is the Mediterranean diet for your skin. Here, Irene Forte introduces the brand, and her secret to glowing skin.
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The Rocco Forte Christmas Gift Guide for Boys and Girls
Add a little extra sparkle to your Christmas shopping this year with our gift guide for boys and girls. Whether you choose an exciting experience or a toy that will be treasured for years to come, each gift will remind them of your family holiday in our host cities.
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How to Have Fun with the Kids in St Petersburg
From painting porcelain to treasure hunts and puppet shows, St Petersburg offers all kinds of fun ways for little visitors to experience Russian history and culture.
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The Magic of the Festive Season in Rome
Christmas in Rome is magical, and the Romans embrace it with both arms. Throughout the festive season, the city is filled with the scent of roasted chestnuts, the sound of choirs singing festive hymns and shop windows twinkling with illuminations.
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How to Spend a Five-Day Corporate Retreat or Incentive Trip at Verdura Resort
Dramatic seaside views. Fragrant orange and olive groves. Swaying palms and the scent of wild rosemary. Verdura Resort is a not your usual corporate retreat. Whether you’re planning a large group getaway or a more intimate event, our fully-equipped meeting rooms, superb facilities and stunning sea view rooms are guaranteed to keep clients happy.
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A Christmas to Remember with Brown’s Hotel and Boodles
Two brands that epitomise superlative British style, Brown’s Hotel has joined forces with Mayfair fine jeweller Boodles for a show-stopping Christmas season. More than just neighbours on Albemarle Street, both companies are family-run businesses with creativity and exceptional service at the heart of what they do.
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Fitness Expert Joanna Hall on her Revolutionary WalkActive Method
A leading authority on movement and nutrition in the UK, fitness expert Joanna Hall is the woman behind the revolutionary WalkActive method. Author of twelve fitness books and presenter of several fitness DVDs, Joanna’s WalkActive programme is scientifically proven to turbocharge walking speed, alleviate joint stress and transform both posture and body shape. This autumn, Joanna is bringing her 25 years of expertise to Rocco Forte Hotels to offer an exclusive WalkActive package that will allow guests to master the technique in fabulous surroundings. Here, Joanna shares her fitness secrets as well as what guests can expect from the weekend.
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Five Incredible Half Term Activities for Your Family at Verdura Resort
Take advantage of the glorious Sicilian climate this autumn half term in the exquisite surroundings of Verdura Resort. With world-class facilities and mouth-watering dining, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy on an unforgettable break. From fencing lessons to coaching for budding golf pros, here are five family-friendly activities to dive into this half term at Verdura Resort.
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Top Things to do in Frankfurt During Half Term
With fantastic museums and gorgeous gardens, Germany’s financial capital has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. The perfect destination for a half term city break, these fun-fuelled things to do in Frankfurt will inspire and delight your kids.
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Five Exceptional Autumn Activities at Verdura Resort
With acres of glorious grounds to explore, the exquisite Verdura Resort is the perfect place to enjoy an autumn escape. You can soak up the warm Sicilian weather while sampling mouth-watering cuisine and world-class facilities, with plenty for both couples and families to enjoy. From coaching for budding golf pros to cooking masterclasses, here are five exceptional activities you can dive into this autumn at Verdura Resort.
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How to Become a Triathlete with Danilo Palmucci
Seasoned triathlete, Ironman and native Roman, Danilo Palmucci is Hotel de Russie’s much-loved Master Trainer. Having competed in over 300 races worldwide, Danilo is an expert in providing tailored training programmes and in depth fitness advice to guests. Here, he shares his triathlon story and top tips for those looking to try the sport themselves.
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How to Lower your Golf Handicap
With its two 18-hole championship courses set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, Verdura Resort is an idyllic place to work on your golf technique.
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Adventure Activities for Kids in London
The sound of the school bell is sounding again but London has plenty of exhilarating activities to keep little ones entertained and energised over the coming months. From mystery quests to delightful dragon hunts, here are the best adventure activities to have with your kids in the Capital.
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A Cultural Guide to Shanghai West Bund
Once a neglected former industrial area, Shanghai West Bund is now a vibrant arts and culture hub that has evolved into the city’s most dynamic, creative destination. Perched on the Xuhui waterfront, overlooking the Huangpu River, the collection of galleries, show spaces and restaurants has revolutionised this riverside corner of Shanghai. Join us for a cultural exploration along the West Bund.
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Concierge’s 10 Favourite Things to do in Shanghai
From legendary landmarks to prestigious shopping destinations, The Westbund Hotel’s concierge shares their favourite places to visit in Shanghai. For the definitive insider experience when visiting the Paris of the East, be inspired with these exceptional Shanghai highlights.
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The Regeneration of Shanghai West Bund
Shanghai West Bund is one of the dynamic city’s most compelling regeneration success stories. Who would have imagined a semi-abandoned, once industrial corner of the Huangpu River could be transformed into the cutting-edge arts and culture centre that it is today?
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Island-Hopping in the Mediterranean
What could be more alluring than island-hopping across the jewels of the Mediterranean, starting in Barcelona and ending in the splendour of Rome’s Hotel de Russie? With our prestigious partnership with the illustrious Silversea cruises, Rocco Forte Hotels guests can embark on a luxurious adventure on land and sea.
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The Best Wild Swimming Spots in Bavaria
Bavaria is home to spectacular outdoor lakes, including the famed ‘Five Lakes’ area, where you can take a plunge in clear, natural waters surrounded by stunning scenery. Pack your swimsuit and join us for a wild swimming tour of the region, all an easy train or car journey from the sumptuous surrounds of The Charles Hotel in Munich.
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Irresistible Wedding Gift Ideas
Wedding season is well and truly underway, and with countless occasions in your calendar, choosing what to buy the happy couple is never easy. Be inspired with our wedding gift ideas—experiences that will make a lasting impression and create memories to treasure for a lifetime.
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The Ultimate Easter at Verdura Resort
Set in acres of unspoilt Sicilian countryside overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean, Verdura Resort is an idyllic family destination. From golfing and tennis to the inspirational Verdùland, there’s a wonderful array of amenities to captivate children of all ages. This Easter, spoil them (and yourselves) with the holiday of a lifetime, and they’ll have plenty of stories to share with their classmates back home.
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From Nature to Nurture: The Perfect Golf and Spa Breaks for Couples
Set on acres of stunning coastline overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean, Verdura Resort is a mesmerising Sicilian destination. With three championship golf courses and an indulgent spa, it’s the perfect place for an enchanting couples break.
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A Gentleman’s Guide to Golf at Verdura Resort
When playing the gentleman’s sport of golf, it’s vital to look the part, act like a pro and follow the rules, especially when frequenting world-class courses like the East and West courses at Verdura Resort. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, the first step to playing a successful game of golf is to master the etiquette. Follow this quintessential gentleman’s guide to golf and you’ll never put a foot out of place.
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Little Yogis: How Yoga Can Help Your Child
Whether they’re permanently attached to their favourite device or studying hard for exams, there’s no denying that children today lead busy lives. As adults, embracing conscious living by practicing yoga is a lifestyle choice that many of us make to calm the frenetic pace of life – and it can benefit children, too. As the fastest growing fitness activity, it’s little wonder yoga has picked up a burgeoning group of young followers.
Discover Lydia Forte’s Brown’s Hotel Instagram Diary
Bar and Restaurant Development Manager for Rocco Forte Hotels and daughter of Sir Rocco Forte, Lydia Forte has her hands on Brown’s Hotel’s Instagram account for an exciting three-day takeover. Here, she grants an exclusive peek into her London diary, revealing what she got up to over the course of three captivating days.
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An interview with Thomas Bjørn
European Tour golf returns to Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, tomorrow with the 2017 Rocco Forte Open. As announced in April, European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn has confirmed his place in the line-up for the Rocco Forte Open. The 46-year-old Dane, who will lead Europe’s bid to regain the Ryder Cup in Paris next September, spoke to us about Ryder Cup, challenges in playing the Verdura golf course this week, and something about Italy and staying at the resort.
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How to Travel Healthy with Madeleine Shaw
Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is one of the biggest challenges when travelling, as with new cuisines and unusual schedules comes the temptation to let good habits slip. Rocco Forte Hotels has joined forces with Madeleine Shaw, world-renowned trained nutritionist and author of Get The Glow, to tackle this issue and provide guests with guilt-free dining options. Using her years of experience and training, Madeleine has created Rocco Forte Hotels Nourish, a health-focused menu which is available at our restaurants and bars or in guests’ suites. As the new concept launches, we sit down with Madeleine to talk cuisine, philosophies and how travel healthy every time.
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Inside the Verdura Spa
Set in a beautiful coastal location amid fragrant olive, orange and lemon groves, Verdura Spa is an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation in the heart of Sicily. The flagship of the new Rocco Forte Hotels spa concept – developed by Irene Forte – our Mediterranean sanctuary offers the full range of unforgettable new initiatives, including Rocco Forte Rituals using Forte Organics, Rocco Forte Fitness, Rocco Forte Nourish and Rocco Forte Health.
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In Conversation with Irene Forte
In keeping with the ‘new year, new you’ tradition, Rocco Forte Hotels is launching a brand new spa concept, bringing five innovative notions together under one umbrella: Rocco Forte Rituals, Forte Organics, Rocco Forte Nourish, Rocco Forte Fitness and Rocco Forte Health. Targeting every element of wellness, from nutrition and exercise to mind, body and soul, Rocco Forte Spas are far more than simply a place to get a quick massage. We sat down with Irene Forte to talk about the inspirations and philosophies behind the new concept, as well as her own thoughts on health and wellness.
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