Where the clocks stand still

 
SICILY 

A yearning for the sea

Crashing waves and fragrant greenery

Sicily, the pearl of the Mediterranean. Surrounded by azure bays and lined with macchia, the island is the epitome of an unspoilt retreat. But there is more than natural beauty to be found between its fragrant olive and orange groves and its long stretches of golden beaches. For Sicily is also a land of historic sites and endless opportunities to savour, experience and indulge. Blessed by a year-round mild climate and the scents of all things beautiful, this timeless island inspires a yearning for the sea that burns through the coldest of winters.  
RESORTS & LODGES 

ADLER in Sicily

Visit us in the heart of the Mediterranean

Blue realms of primordial power

The water experience at ADLER Spa Resort SICILIA is as faceted as the colours playing on the surface of the sun-kissed waves. Start your day off with a long swim in the 25-metre sports pool, cast your gaze into the blue sky as you float weightlessly in the freshwater infinity pool or while away an hour or two in the heated saltwater pool and whirlpool. To feel on top of the world, try out our thalasso rooftop whirlpool and let the bubbles massage your body as you take in the stunning view of the sea.

The Valley of the Temples and the Selinunte archaeological park

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento is a spectacular testimony to ancient Greek colonisation spread across 1,300 hectares of pure wonder. Take a walk among 30-metre tall columns and massive tympana and let your jaw drop in awe at the sight of the beautifully preserved temple of Concordia, or lose yourself in a distant past as you walk the golden expanse of the Olympeion field. Descend into the catacombs of Grotte di Frangipane and let your imagination run free as you sit on the stone steps of the Bouleuterion – the ancient Greek senate house.

Once a thriving Greek colony, Selinunte is now the largest archaeological park in Europe, developing across an area of 270 hectares. Its temples soar high against the bright blue of the Sicilian sky, telling a story that spans 2,500 years. The vast area can be negotiated either on foot or by electric car, and there is also a special train that covers a dedicated route inside the park.

Tucked away

Extending from the cliff of Monte Stella to the ruins of the watch tower, the ADLER ecological lido offers six kilometres of undisturbed privacy and indescribable beauty for you to unwind and fall in love with life once again. 

Indulgent retreats of perfect tranquillity

Close your eyes and enjoy the silence. Or open them and enjoy the view. At ADLER Spa Resort SICILIA you have a choice of three panoramic relaxation rooms where you can unwind and recharge. If you prefer to relax outdoors, you will find that our gardens and natural lake offer the perfect backdrop to unplug while also enjoying contact with nature.

Nature first

This is no ordinary beach. The Siculiana and Torre Salsa coastline is the chosen haven where sea turtles come and lay their precious eggs, and a variety of wildlife finds sanctuary from the dangers of human encroachment. To be able to share this extraordinary corner of the Earth with them is in itself a privilege. This is why we adopted a “less is more” approach when designing our ecological lido. Sparingly equipped with eco-friendly sunbeds and umbrellas, toilets and showers, the lido caters for your refreshment needs with natural water and soft drinks. The few structures built on the beach are made exclusively of wood to preserve the sea habitat.

The Stagnone Nature Reserve

Outside Marsala lies a tranquil paradise of pink salt pans, red-roofed windmills and a blue lagoon dotted with scenic islands. 
The Stagnone Nature Reserve extends from the Punta di San Teodoro beach to Capo Boeo – an important Carthaginian historical site. It offers sanctuary to a variety of terrestrial and marine species. The shallow waters are home to Posidonia Oceanica, a precious sea plant that provides oxygen to the water, allowing the survival of an impressive biodiversity. A number of bird species also thrive in the protected environment of the reserve, including its iconic pink flamingos. The inspiring landscape of the Stagnone Nature Reserve provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of activities, from birdwatching to kite surfing. 

Dive in

The ADLER ecological lido is situated just 300 metres from the resort, and is easily reached either with a pleasant ten-minute walk through the pine grove or by electric club car. Our activity programme also includes water sports such as kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddling, which are offered by partner providers in the vicinity.

Sciacca – Living open-air museum

A museum with a difference. The whole coastal town of Sciacca is an open-air museum where the local history, culture and traditions are discovered through a series of sensory experiences. Forget maps and brochures: this prize-winning museum invites you to experience the territory by touching its corals, tasting its olives, viewing its works of art, inhaling its sulphur waters and listening to the sounds and voices in the streets and squares. The beauty of it is that you can choose from a wide array of activities, and live an entirely different experience every time you visit.

Farm Cultural Park, Favara

This urban regeneration project situated a few kilometres east of Agrigento is the product of a family’s love for their homeland, and their determination to help it rise from the rubble – both literal and metaphoric – of a tragedy that shook the local community to the core. The Farm Cultural Park is an art gallery, culture centre, artists’ residence and culinary showcase rolled into one eclectic space within the town’s historical centre. As their motto goes: “A place that makes you happy”. 

Ribera – the town of oranges and slow enjoyment

Awarded the Slow City designation in recognition of its sustainable lifestyle, Ribera is beautifully situated on a high plateau 230 metres above the sea. The mild climate and abundant water provide a fertile terroir for growing the succulent PDO Washington Navel oranges for which Ribera is renowned. Local attractions include the Anguilla necropolis, the Foce del Fiume Platani Nature Reserve, and the Monte Sara area. 

Luigi Pirandello home and museum

The family home of Italian Nobel-winning playwright Luigi Pirandello is situated near Porto Empedocle. Declared national heritage, the 18th century villa now hosts a museum dedicated to the world-famous dramatist, where a vast collection of memorabilia is on display, including everything from family heirlooms to materials relating to his works. A multimedia tour of the house guides visitors room by room through the history of Pirandello’s life and work. The final stretch of the journey leads along a scenic footpath to a pine tree in the countryside, where Pirandello’s ashes were placed to rest.
SICILY

ADLER Spa Resort SICILIA

A dream location between the macchia and the sea.

The ADLER Spa Resort SICILIA lies on the sandy coast of the Agrigento province, surrounded by its own Garden of Eden and the green vegetation of the Torre Salsa nature reserve.  
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AKI Kids’ Club

Games, sports, handicrafts and exciting educational activities – the programme at the AKI Kids’ Club offers these and more. From simple frolicking in the great outdoors to water games, and from indoor activities to guided tours at nearby farms to discover how local delicacies are made, your children will have plenty of ways to make the most of an unforgettable holiday in Sicily. 
Guests of the AKI Kids’ Club also have the opportunity to dine in a specially dedicated area here at the resort. 
The Club is open to all children from 4 years, as well as to younger children provided they are accompanied by a parent. Baby-sitting is available on demand. 

Ascending to a more balanced life

Every day, guests at ADLER Spa Resort SICILIA are welcome to take part in complimentary yoga classes. Lessons are usually held in the island pavilion in the centre of our natural lake, but other locations may be chosen on special occasions. Sunset yoga lessons with international trainers are offered once or twice a week – a marvellous occasion to let your stress and cares disappear over the horizon with the setting sun. Private and tailored yoga lessons are also available on request.

Scala dei Turchi

Some sights stay with you forever. Scala dei Turchi is one of them. So much so that an application has been made for it to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage. The mighty cliff of white marl diving into the blue sea of Realmonte makes a popular literary and filming location, as well as one of the most visited sights in the area of Agrigento.

Soothing heat for the body and soul

Whether you relish the intense, dry heat of a Finnish sauna, the milder experience of a biosauna or the misty embrace of a steam bath, at ADLER Spa Resort Sicilia you can shape your sauna experience according to your wishes. The high humidity in the steam bath has detoxing and soothing effects on the skin and airways, while the classic dry sauna is a boon for the immune and cardiovascular systems. If you prefer less extreme temperatures, the biosauna with its delightful Mediterranean scents is the perfect way to soothe the body and mind.
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