A charming boutique hotel nestled within the heart of Ortigia, the historic heart of Syracuse, the Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel is a beautifully refined and sophisticated option.
Set among olive groves so characteristic of the Sicilian landscape, the Verdura Resort provides an idyllic location to relax and take in the view. Spread over nearly 600 acres of land and spanning nearly 2 km (1.45 miles) of private coastline, the property melts effortlessly into the surrounding countryside, enabling guests to enjoy a feeling of comfortable seclusion.
Each of the 203 rooms and suites features vivid, modern decor, with signature designs influenced by 19th-century tile work. Additionally, each room has a private balcony where guests can enjoy the view. Venturing outside your room, you can make use of the expansive infinity pool, any of six tennis courts, three golf courses and the luxury spa. The property also boasts four restaurants and five bars across the premises.
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Each room at the Verdura Resort features a spacious layout, comfortable seating area and large beds. Various rooms and suites can be easily interconnected to form larger suites or even whole villas. Rooms also have a bar and private balcony with a table for two. Larger suites boast in-house movies and a private concierge service, and the largest comes with a private pool. All rooms have views of the Verdura golf course and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Verdura Resort covers nearly 2 km (1.25 miles) of private coastline. Although the area is secluded, the historic fishing village of Sciacca is only a 15 minute drive away, where many restaurants serve fresh seafood. The archeological sites of Agrigento are about an hour’s drive, and the Sicilian capital of Palermo can be reached in about an hour and a half by car.
Food and drink
There are four restaurants and five bars at the Verdura Resort, each with its own character and charm. You can sample traditional Sicilian cuisine or fresh seafood by the water, or enjoy snacks and signature cocktails by the pool. Breakfast is always a pleasure, when you can enjoy a full buffet with fresh fruit, Italian meats and cheeses, and a crisp glass of prosecco.
Verdura Resort takes care to ensure that even its youngest guests are properly looked after. From designated clubs for younger children and older teens, to ‘Hedgehog Teddy Turndown’ and cookies and milk at bedtime, children are always welcome to join the experiences Verdura has to offer.
Facilities and activities
The Verdura Resort provides numerous activities for guests. For those looking to be more active there’s a large infinity pool, six tennis courts and three golf courses. For those looking for more quiet relaxation time, the Verdura Spa has treatment rooms, thalassotherapy pools, as well as a Finnish sauna and beauty salon.
One of Sicily's premier resorts, we find the service at the Verdura second to none.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Well-located between Trapani and Marsala, Baglio Oneto is a charming hotel that makes a great base for those exploring western Sicily. With a large swimming pool and its own wine tasting on site, it makes an ideal stopover.
One of Sicily’s most impressive hotels, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo offers impeccable service and incredible views across the rooftops of Taormina and down to the dramatic coastline below. Offering a range of excellent facilities, it’s a classically elegant and luxurious hotel.
A wonderful beachside hotel, located just below the main town of Taormina, the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea offers plenty of sophisticated luxury, impeccable service and relaxed charm. Guests staying here also have full access to the facilities at the sister property, the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, in the heart of Taormina.
Situated within a converted period townhouse, the De Stefano Palace is a smart and stylish option with a luxurious spa complex. The hotel is well located for exploring Ragusa and Ragusa Ibla on foot.
A former Benedictine monastery and stronghold of the Knights of Malta, the Eremo della Giubiliana is a historic country retreat equidistant between Modica and Ragusa.
Housed within an ancient fortified farmhouse, the Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna boasts beautiful gardens and views of the surrounding countryside towards the Valley of the Temples. It is a modest but utterly charming property.
Located in the heart of Palermo, Hotel Plaza Opera is a chic city hotel with a charming roof terrace overlooking the nearby Teatro Garibaldi.
A refined boutique hotel right in the heart of Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, the Hotel Villa Athena offers unparalleled views of the Temples of Juno and Concordia, and surrounding landscape.
Nestled within a large working olive farm, Mandranova is a beautiful, upscale agriturismo (farm stay). The property is well located for exploring the temples at Agrigento and makes for a charming and stylish stay.
An intriguing blend between a rustic agriturismo (farm stay) and a chic, modern design hotel the Monaci delle Terre Nere offers a retreat from the frantic bustle of modern life.
The elegant Ashbee Hotel is a refined and sophisticated property within easy walking distance of the heart of Taormina. Outside, a fabulous panoramic terrace boasts views across the sea and coastline below.
Encircled by citrus groves in the countryside between Catania and Taormina, Zash Hotel is a luxuriously chic boutique property with an excellent gourmet restaurant, spa and swimming pool.