Highlights of academies available include:
Juventus Training Experience – football enthusiasts aged 5-16 can learn from Juventus coaches, one of the most successful teams in Italy. Available from 25-31 May and throughout July and August. From €35 per lesson.
Golf Academy – led by a team of PGA professionals, directed by Tom Foster whilst the Junior Academy is coached by Giacomo Dovetta, rated one of the world’s top 50 junior coaches by US Kids Golf. Available throughout the summer. From €95 for a 3-day course.
Tennis Academy is back with instruction from former Italian champion Omar Camporese from 12-26 July and French Open semi-finalist Dominik Hrbatý from 15-22 September. From €35 per lesson.
This year, the Rugby Academy will be coached by two champions: Giambattista Venditti from 27-31 May and Gregorio Rebecchini from 21-27 October. From €35 per lesson. Other sporting academies available throughout the summer include swimming, karate, fencing, basketball, beach volley and taekwondo.
Verdura Resort, part of Rocco Forte Hotels, with two kilometres of private beach, Kyle Phillips golf courses, a world-class spa offering a range of holistic therapies, an excellent kids club, villas, four restaurants with gourmet and casual dining options, is the perfect Med gateway. With 203 rooms and 6 villas, Verdura Resort fuses modern design with environmentally-sensitive architecture that is simultaneously luxurious and firmly rooted in Sicilian culture.