Immersed in a sumptuous Sicilian garden, with view over the Verdura golf course and sea, our three four-bedroom Villa Topaz is spread over two floors, each overlooking a large private pool and the southern Sicilian coast below. The outdoor and pool areas of these villas are a seamless continuation of the indoor living space, featuring plush chaise loungers, outdoor grill and expanded terraces.
Inside, the ground floor encompasses a spacious studio, living area, dining room and kitchen. In the centre resides a boutique, bamboo-populated atrium, which enhances the natural light that floods in from the sea-facing floor-to-ceiling windows and adds yet another opportunity to soak up the surrounding scenery.
Three of the four bedrooms are located upstairs on the first floor, each enjoying en-suite bathrooms, king-sized beds and a commanding view over the coast. All bedrooms enjoy a private outdoor terrace that provides the perfect spot from which to sip a morning espresso or evening aperitif. The fourth bedroom enjoys all the features of a stylish master bedroom, and is detached from the rest of the villa to form a secluded haven with separate entrance. (Occupancy : 8 + 1 extra bed)
ABOUT THE AREA
Sicily is an island of volcanic coastlines, idyllic beaches, historic cities, Greek temples and Roman sites. And of course, one of the highlights is also its food: It’s also renowned for its fresh-off-the-boat seafood, with endless restaurants serving up exquisite Sicilian cooking – with generations-old recipes.
Born out of turmoil, Sicily was occupied for millennia by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and French, all of which has left a visible mark on the island. From the Valley of the Temples near the town of Agrigento, with its extraordinary ancient Greek architecture, to the rich, intricate Roman mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale, this is a place for history buffs and art lovers to rejoice.
Guests staying at Verdura Resort have endless places to explore right on their doorstep: Our Verdura Discovery Trek takes you along the stunning coastline beneath the historic Torre, dating from the late 1500s; Sciacca, which was founded by the Greeks as a thermal resort for nearby Selinunte in the fifth century BC, has striking sixteenth century ramparts and Norman churches; and the archaeological area of Agrigento Templi is home to the fifth century BC Temples of Concordia and Juno.
ABOUT SICILY, ITALY
Sicily is one of the island regions of Italy and it is located immediately to the southeast of mainland Italy. Sicily is a very popular tourist destination with historical towns, beautiful archaeological sites, stunning beaches and some of the best food in Italy.
Agrigento is a hilltop city on Sicily’s southwest shore. It’s known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas in the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples.
A true gem of Southern Sicily, in the province of Agrigento, Menfi, is one of Italy’s finest and most historic wine towns, surrounded by gentle rolling, vine-carpeted hills.
Ribera is full of charm and history and offers a panorama of inestimable naturalistic, environmental, cultural and food and wine value.
VINEYARDS & WINERIES
- Tenuta Maltese – Sicily DOC
- Quattrocieli – Incredible oenological workshops
- Cantine Madaudo – Winery near Messina
- Antichi Vinai 1877 – Visit Etna cellars
- Emilio Sciacca Etna Wine – The revealing of Etna Wines’ secrets
SPORTS & ADVENTURE
- Tour of Sciacca in a Tuk Tuk
RESTAURANTS WE LOVE
- Sciacca Hostaria del Vicolo
- La Trattoria Vecchia Conza
- La Lampara
- Trattoria Al Faro
- Vela Ristorante vista mare a Sciacca
- Fattoria Morgana
- Ristorante OTTO