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Zoe from the Morris team recently visited the Verdura Golf and Spa Resort in Sicily to get a feel for the conference and meeting facilities, the resort and the island itself. The venue is just over an hour’s drive from Palermo airport and is situated on the southern coastline of Sicily.
The rooms at Verdura are very airy and spacious with huge bathrooms, very comfortable double beds and a private terrace with an amazing sea view and view of the private beach belonging to Verdura. The resort is made up of 203 bedrooms varying from different suites and different views, each individual and unique.
Zoe had a site visit to see the meeting facilities available, the resort is home to 11 meeting rooms all with lots of natural daylight and one being an amphitheatre which is ideal for car launches and similar events in a beautiful setting.
To get from one side of the resort to the other, the golf buggies are the best way to travel and can be requested at the reception to pick you up and take you anywhere around the resort. After the site visit we visited a local winery who export their wine and olive oil to Verdura, we were given the chance to go to the wine cellar, taste the wine and have canapés. After the tour we were treated to an amazing lunch on site, the whole trip would be a brilliant insight for any groups seeking Sicilian authenticity and to get a feel of Sicily.
After the excursion, the team had some free time to enjoy the many facilities that the hotel had to offer, Zoe hired one of the many bikes available and rode around the resort to take in the views and to see a little bit more of the resort itself. She then took a swim in the pool which is just outside the breakfast terrace area followed by taking advantage of the sauna and steam room, the indoor poor and finally the 4 Jacuzzi’s that were available outside which are highly recommended. That evening the group dined at the resorts Amare restaurant with the general manager of the hotel, the food served included a seafood salad, swordfish and amberjack which were all equally as delicious as each other.
The following day, the group were met by the head chef of the Rocco Forte hotels in Sicily, Brussels, Rome and Florence for a special cooking class that showed them real Sicilian cuisine and how to bring fresh ingredients together to make a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, the group then travelled with a local DMC to the famous Valley of the Temples and to experience some activities that could be done there with groups. The group then travelled to see a hotel opposite the ruins which had a truly unique setting that would be ideal for external dinners, the hotel set them up a herb, cheese and liquor tasting activity that would be great for incentive groups wanting a little added extra. The group travelled back and had dinner at the resorts restaurant Liola which over looked the sea and was a very relaxed atmosphere which ended the trip nicely.
The Verdura Golf and Spa is a very special resort which can accommodate large groups for meetings and conferences, incentives and excursions. The location is beautiful as is the weather, the service is to a very high standard and the resort has everything that you could need for your next event. With the Morris team having firsthand knowledge about the wonderful resort, why not give us a call and see how we can help you plan your next event in this amazing island.
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