VERDURA GOLF & SPA RESORT: THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR MEETINGS AND INCENTIVES
Savour the history, culture and fl avours of Sicily. From themed dinners to memorable and exciting activities – it's all possible at this exclusive Mediterranean destination.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is situated on the south-west coast of Sicily. Set in a valley of olive groves, this luxury resort is 15 minutes from the beautiful seaside town of Sciacca and 40km from the ancient town of Agrigento. Verdura Golf & Spa Resort has quickly become one of the most striking European MICE destinations, thanks to the versatility of its space and the rich culture of its surroundings.
Sicily with its ancient traditions and millenary culture is the perfect setting to make your incentive a unique experience
The programs for incentive groups can be customized according to any requirement, and can be divided into the following categories:
Discover the mesmerising island of Sicily with our expert guides
Food and Wine
Sample the local delicacies and delight in the island's culture and traditions
On the road
Travel via air, land or sea to take in the best Sicilian scenery.
Take on unique challenges and experiences that will promote harmony and a sense of unity.
For reservations or further information please contact:
Tel. +39 0925 998 172
The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento
A half or full day excursion in the most interesting archaeological area in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site characterized by its well-preserved Doric temples. A cocktail reception can be arranged on request.
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Exceptionally rich in impressive and valuable ruins, this site is located on the mouth of the river, the former centre of commerce. Selinunte derives its name from the wild parsley, 'Selinon', growing on its banks.
Palermo & Monreale
The Sicilian capital has thousands of years of history. See the ancient houses, baroque churches and neoclassical theatres. Its markets, which still buzz with authentic city life, exude tradition amid the perfumes and local fl avours. Not far away, at the foot of the Caputo mountain is Monreale, overlooking the citrus groves of the Conca d'Oro valley and the city of Palermo. The most iconic building in Monreale is the Cathedral, built between 1172 and 1176. The monument is famous worldwide a composite of Northern European architecture and Arabian art.
Erice, Segesta and the Salt roads
Erice, a medieval village overlooking Trapani, is a romantic and seductive destination. Here, almond sweets are prepared according to ancient recipes. Segesta, an ancient Greek site, is famous for its Doric temple and amphitheatre which hosts theatrical and musical performances. A stop to the atmospheric salt works, in the province of Trapani, will be a suitably interesting end to the excursion.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Stop off for some tastings at Caltabellotta.
Amazing views characterize this typical medieval village that has great culinary traditions.
Visit and wine tasting at Planeta winery
Planeta, a successful local winery, has many beautiful vineyards. Ulmo Vineyard is one of their signature properties, situated in Sambuca di Sicilia on the shores of Lake Arancio.
Selinunte, Wine and Motya
The tour starts from Selinunte with its archaeological site that has the ruins of an acropolis and numerous Sicilian-Greek temples. We then continue towards Marsala, for a wine and produce tasting at Cantine Florio. After this comes Motya, an island characterized by an intense profusion of scents and colours from the exotic Mediterranean vegetation.
It is possible to arrange the following food and wine activities at the resort:
Sicily, with its warm climate, hills, sea breezes and sunshine, has all the right ingredients for good wine. According to legend, it was introduced to the island by Dionysius, and has made the island famous around the world. Wines include Nero D'Avola, one of the oldest red-grape varieties on the island, Bianco 'Alcamo, a popular white, dessert wines Moscato and Passito di Pantelleria, and Marsala, a fortifi ed wine fi rst produced in 1773 by Englishman John Woodhouse. Guests can learn more about these delicious wines with a wine tasting lesson at our Torre Bar.
Verdura's Bar Manager gives guests the chance to step into the fascinating world of mixology,with special classes at the Granita Bar. He mixes only with the freshest ingredients from Verdura's fi elds, such as hand-picked basil and mint from the garden, and oranges plucked from the orchard. If guests dream of mixing their own personalised cocktails with the freshest ingredients from Sicily, there is no better place to be than at the Granita Bar under the insightful instruction of our passionate mixologist.
Sicilian cuisine is a triumph of colours, fl avours, aromas, enriched over centuries by a variety of culinary traditions, from Arabic to French. What better way to explore this cuisine than with Fulvio Pierangelini, Italy's celebrated Michelin-star chef, or the Resort's brilliant Executive Chef? With the freshest local ingredients, our outstanding chefs will teach you how to conjure up a magical meal.
ON THE ROAD
Tours in FIAT 500 or Vespa
Discover Segesta, Erice, Marsala, Sciacca, Caltabellotta and Torre Salsa nature reserve, all while driving an Italian legend.
Fly over mount Etna, Agrigento and Trapani.
Off Road Excursions
Get off the beaten track to discover an authentic Sicily.
Sail along the Sicilian coast off Trapani and Agrigento, by yacht or motorboat.
A social and fun tour, and a Crystal Award winner as 'Best motivational event in Europe'. It was featured in the book '101 things to do in Sicily At Least Once in a Lifetime'.
Dividing the group into teams, a series of tests will take place, bringing into play initiative and collaboration. Team players could have to drive a Vespa through an obstacle course, fi ll a bottle of water using hydraulic jets, transport a ball via teamwork and much more.
Mafi a Games
Meet the Godfather. An event centred around themed activities and mystery solving.
A production of a Renaissance work of art using only the materials available at that time. The result, by uniting the paintings produced by the individual teams, spectacularly shows that union creates strength.
A truly exceptional exercise dedicated to making a real short fi lm, an advertisement or remaking one of Coppola's Godfather scenes.
This game, in all its forms, is the perfect icebreaker. In just a few short minutes it promotes a carefree and relaxed atmosphere, allowing everyone to fi nd their own pace. Customizable activities are available: games without frontiers, a treasure hunt in Fiat 500, diving, beach volleyball, etc.
Papier Maché Masterclass
In the Carnival museum of Sciacca, famous for being the oldest Sicilian carnival celebration. The challenge is to make papier maché themed objects in teams of 8 players. Each team will be assisted by a potter and two papier maché experts.
Folk dance and Sicilian drummer lessons
An exciting chance to discover the Sicilian folk tradition.
This activity is directed by specialized personnel in fi ne arts conservation. There are two phases: a multimedia introduction to mosaic history, material and mosaic technique and then the making of a mosaic with themed images by teams of 5.
Participants are divided into small groups, and receive a secret agent kit (with walkie-talkie, mini UV lamps, city map, etc). The mission: to save the world from a threat by fi nding witnesses and evidence that will also allow groups to enjoy the city.
Golf on a mission
An urban minigolf tournament with stages divided into picturesque locations across the entire town. Guided by a special map, participants will explore and discover monuments and iconic places. Players scores also become the basis for a charity donation. The player with best score decides who receives the prize money.
Games without frontiers
Teams will face adrenalinepumping challenges with different games inspired by the timeless "Games without frontiers" and by the myths and legends of Sicily.
The big picture
The group are divided into teams and after an introduction made by a real artist, players make their paintings with the same powdered pigments used by Michelangelo and Leonardo. Finally, all the canvases are united to make collective work of art along with the chance to make a company logo.
A journey to discover Sicily and the Sicilians. With different stages, participants aredivided into groups, and face hilarious tests, catapulting them into an authentic, unusual Sicily, full of contradictions and charm.
Murder Mystery dinner
Diners will investigate a theatrical murder as they pass their evening.
A customizable evening with showgirls, cigars, celebrity impersonators, magicians and much more.
La Dolce Vita
This recreates the seductive, glamorous atmosphere of Italy and Sicily during the 1960s, at that time favoured by celebrities such as Ava Gardner, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.
Dinner with an interactive quiz
Arabian themes and a gourmet dinner on Verdura's private beach
A fashion show with a DJ set, musicians and dancers
A Gala dinner set against the Sicilian classic. The story - The Leopard, by Tomasi di Lampedura - takes place in the 1800s.
La belle epoque
Be enchanted by the atmosphere that seduced Kaiser Wilhelm II, Tsar Nicholas II, famous artists and intellectuals like D'Annunzio and Nietzsche.
Discover the Baroque Italy: String quartets, fi re shows, juggling, opera and dance.
The Godfather Night
A tribute to 'The Godfather' with a bonus: a video of your guests
An evening dedicated to the more authentic Sicily, engaging and fun.
A journey through worlds far and near, in a varied and enchanting show
Musicians, singers and performers will choreograph your event while big screens broadcast a special picture show.
The Olympian Gods will dance and perform fi re shows.
The ultimate crossover event: "Vini Vegas – Las Vegas"
The above events can be organised at Verdura or in the following locations:
Planeta winery, Ulmo Capacity: 100 people (40 minutes from the Resort)
Hotel Villa Athena, Agrigento Capacity: 200 people (45 minutes from the Resort)
Gattopardo Palace & Museum, Santa Margherita Belice Capacity: 150 people (45 minutes from the Resort)
Chiaramonte Caste, Siculiana Capacity: 200 people (30 minutes from the Resort)
Baglio San Vincenzo, Menfi Capacity: 200 people (25 minutes from the Resort)
For reservations or further information please contact:
Tel. +39 0925 998 172