SICILY - THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPEAN CIVILISATION
Sicily may be part of Italy, but it is in a world of its own.
The island’s unique character is the result of thousands of years of history, inscribed in its architecture, landscape and food. Its beaches have seen the ebb and flow of empires, its seas have carried Ancient Greek traders and Roman warships. In the 1950s and 60s, Hollywood and Italian film stars flocked to its fashionable lidos. Thanks to the mediterranean climate, it is a year around destination.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, on the southern coast, is close to Temple of Selenunte
, the Valley of Temples of Agrigento- declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997
- and to fields of oranges of Ribera
and to Sciacca
, the seaside town famous for the Carnival.
To the east are the famous sites of Mount Etna, Syracusa and Taormina. To the west lies Palermo, the capital, and wide open vistas of rustic beauty. While the cities have a lively nightlife and shopping opportunities, the countryside is full of rolling hills and awe-inspiring mountains, sandy coves and lemon groves, whitewashed villages and a slower pace of life.
The Verdura Golf & Spa Resort captures the essence of the island. It also makes a perfect starting point to explore Sicily, whether you are staying for a few days or a few weeks. See our Excursions page for suggested day trips.