The luxury five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa promises an unforgettable experience in one of the most enchanting parts of Sicily. For both private and corporate events, the resort's state-of-the-art design, sophisticated decor and prestigious style make the perfect venue for an array of events that are authentic, innovative and luxurious.
As the name suggests, two award-winning golf courses and an award-winning spa are at the disposal of all guests, offering a wonderfully rejuvenating and relaxing addition to any event. The luxury treatment rooms of the spa overlook the superb golf course and stunning Sicilian landscape. The Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa event spaces can be tailored to any occasion, be it a private celebration or a corporate retreat. Every event will be hand crafted and bring out the distinctive character of each client. From exclusive product launches to meetings and conferences, the venue offers a variety of convention areas with ample flexibility and a detail-oriented service to ensure a successful and enjoyable event. The superb location and surroundings also make the Donnafugata Resort a popular choice for car shows and launches.
With various bars and restaurants, the venue offers guests a broad selection of locally-sourced gastronomic delights for use in their events. 'Il Ficodindia', the pride of Donnafugata, can either be enjoyed indoors or on one of the two outdoor terraces. The bar and restaurant at the Club House, known as the '19th Hole', has a very bright and welcoming atmosphere, great for enjoying refreshments on the terrace with breath-taking views of the surrounding course. 'Il Wine Bar' features the special ambience of the original Palmento, now transformed into a wine cellar. Part of the winery, or the Bottaia (ageing room), can be used for wine and food tastings, and pays tribute to true Italian tradition. Typical Mediterranean specialties can be enjoyed in the unique atmosphere of 'Il Carrubo' restaurant, where its large windows and terrace over the private gardens and golf courses provide fabulous sunset views and a great spot for aperitifs, cocktails and magical summer dinners.
When the time comes for guests to retreat, the venue offers the ultimate in comfort and privacy throughout its 202 rooms and suites. All rooms preserve the same charm and the superb style of the resort. They are spacious and full of natural light with polished hardwood floors, terraces and all the necessary comforts to make each guest's stay an unforgettable experience.
The resort has two 18-hole championship courses - the Gary Player-designed Parkland, and the Links course with its brand new 'Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence,' which offers a variety of tuition packages and lessons for golfers. The beautiful landscapes of nearby Ragusa province can be explored through local flavours and delicacies. These can either be enjoyed in the area's award-winning restaurants, or on nearby traditional Sicilian farms.
From sailing trips along the spectacular coastlines to treasure hunts and road trips in the beautiful countryside, the surroundings of the Donnafugata Resort are perfect for a variety of activities for families, friends and corporate groups. The resort is located just 15 minutes from Comiso International airport and a 90-minute drive from Catania International airport.
Steeped in tradition, Sicily has preserved its history with a delightful charm. The Donnafugata resort lies within the natural protected area of Donnafugata, home to Castello di Donnafugata, a stunning castle dating back to the late 19th century.
For lovers of history and art, there are seven baroque cities (and UNESCO World Heritage Sites) within easy reach of the hotel. These sites include Cathedral of San Giovanni, Portal of San Giorgio, Duomo of San Giorgio, Duomo of San Giorgio, Duomo of San Pietro, Church of San Bartolomeo, Palazzo Beneventano. The distinguished character of the region known as the Val di Noto, has secured its reputation as the cradle of Sicilian Baroque.
Baroque architecture is now a European phenomenon originating in 17th-century Italy - it is flamboyant and theatrical, and richly ornamented by sculpture and an effect known as "chiaroscuro," the strategic use of light and shade on a building created by mass and shadow.
In the more recent years, Donnafugata's Golf Resort has built its own reputation in Europe for hosting milestone golf tournaments such as the European Tour 2011. The resort has two outstanding golf courses: Parkland course by Gary Player and Links course by Franco Piras.