One of Italy’s most talked-about new destinations, Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa offers the perfect place to enjoy a memorable stay in Sicily and the deluxe venue has created an impressive new guide to help guests make the most of their visit in 2015.
Situated in the cultural heart of the Mediterranean’s largest island in the province of Ragusa, Donnafugata is the ideal base for a relaxing five-star holiday and the Resort’s ‘101 Wonders to Discover’ guide gives visitors an invaluable insight into the region’s ancient history and many different cultures and traditions, while also highlighting its fantastic all-year-round climate.
From jaw-dropping art and ancient history to spectacular nature reserves and mouth-watering cuisine, Ragusa has it all and Donnafugata serves it up to guests on a plate, as well as offering two 18-hole championship golf courses, an award-winning spa and an array of other five-star facilities.
Located just 15 minutes from Comiso airport and set in the beautiful area of Donnafugata, a natural reserve and famous tourist destination known for the imposing castle which bears the same name, the Resort boasts a number of fantastic historical cities to explore nearby. These include Val di Noto, the heart of Sicilian baroque; Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Siracuse, Noto and Scicli. All are deemed fitting of UNESCO World Heritage status.
Fans of TV detective ‘Inspector Montalbano’ can visit famous landmarks made popular by the cult BBC series, sample an array of the region’s gastronomic delights – including Modica’s world-famous chocolate – or take a trip on the Val di Noto wine route, visiting and tasting high-quality wines at the most important wineries in south-east Sicily.
Ragusa is renowned for its traditions and folklore customs, holding many annual religious ceremonies and festivals including jazz and film, while lovers of the outdoors can indulge in a range of pursuits including fishing, sky diving, hot-air ballooning or exploring the area on and around Europe’s most famous volcano, Mount Etna.
Host of the 2011 Sicilian Open and featuring two 18-hole championship courses – the Gary Player-designed Parkland, and the Links – Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA has won widespread acclaim across the golf industry since opening in 2010, and its new Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence offers a variety of tuition packages and individual lessons for golfers of all abilities aged six and above.
As well as outstanding golf facilities, the Resort has 202 rooms, an award-winning 900mq spa and health club, two swimming pools, two private beaches and three restaurants offering a broad selection of ‘0km food’ locally-sourced gastronomic delights, well accompanied by perfect Sicilian wines to enhance flavour.
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa www.donnafugatagolfresort.com