If you've been longing to escape to the stunning scenery, heritage treasures, and the fantastic food of Italy we have some great news for you! Travellers from the UK no longer have to quarantine when they arrive in Italy if they are fully vaccinated and can show a negative COVID test! Stay in style with Rocco Forte Hotels, each promising a unique sense of style and genuine appreciation of their beautiful surroundings, combining the highest level of luxury with authentic local experiences and features. With summer coming to an end, this could be your last chance to escape to Italy and enjoy a luxury experience with a Rocco Forte Hotel before the season ends!
Founded in 1996 by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels are a collection of luxury hotels, resorts, and private residences in leading destinations across Europe. Each charming location boasts an iconic address, from the intimate and majestic Villa Igiea in Palermo to the relaxed and private Verdura Resort in Sicily, and offers guests lavish and characteristic accommodation with an irresistible charm. The range of stylish accommodation also boasts exquisite dining opportunities, where personalised menus offer a taste of the regional flavours using local produce. Experience phenomenal service and a range of chic spas, with products from Irene Forte, along with a wealth of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and exciting adventures at Rocco Forte Hotels, the perfect escape for everyone.
Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Palermo
Newly opened in June 2021, Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel is a recently revitalised turn-of-the-century palazzo, nestled within tiered villa gardens overlooking the port of Palermo. Unique interiors combine a lavish Art Nouveau style with the unmistakable Rocco Forte flair, while featuring plenty of locally crafted elements that pay homage to the island. Set overlooking the Gulf of Palermo, this palazzo is perfectly placed for exploring the Sicilian city's churches, gardens and piazzas. Highlights include the neoclassical opera house, Palazzo Abatellis' collection of artworks, the striking cathedral and an array of boutiques, bottle stores and bakeries.
Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Sicily
Set amidst a magical location, dotted with olive trees and flanked by a private, almost two-kilometre-long stretch of unspoiled coastline, Verdura Resort offers an idyllic holiday destination for couples and families alike. Rooms and suites each offer a terrace or balcony, sea views and interiors blending contemporary styling with traditional furnishings. With an enticing spa, unique golf courses, varied activities and cultural tours available to explore the local delights of Sicily, there is something for everybody at Verdura Resort. Verdura Resort has recently unveiled 20 of the first ever branded Rocco Forte independent villas, each one offering either three or four bedrooms. Marvels of modern architecture, each villa has been designed and styled by Olga Polizzi and inside there's a fully equipped kitchen and light-filled lounge, while relaxing on the charming courtyard or on the sun-soaked terrace is encouraged, or relax by your private infinity swimming pool.
Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Puglia
Located along the Italian Adriatic coast, Masseria Torre Maizza blends unique local heritage with contemporary luxury and unparalleled service, offering guests a picturesque holiday destination surrounded by ancient olive groves and fragrant orange trees. This beautiful luxury hotel situated within a restored, historical watchtower dating back to the 16th century affords guests with a sanctuary of tranquillity and wellbeing within easy reach of Puglia's many attractions. With a winery, dairy farm and olive oil farm nearby, guests can enjoy rustic Italian charm and vibrant flavours throughout their stay and experience a wealth of unique and unforgettable experiences that can be arranged throughout their stay, such as horse riding, wine-tasting at the local wineries and gourmet bicycle tours to nearby mozzarella farms, olive oil farms and fisheries.
So why not visit a Rocco Forte Hotel and enjoy an idyllic holiday destination that boasts native cuisine envisioned by legendary Italian Chef Fulvio Pierangelini at Villa Igiea, or a fashion-focused luxury Hotel Savoy in the birthplace of the Renaissance, offering an invitation to the historic heart of the city and uniquely Italian cuisine?