Resort Parco degli Aromi ****
The Parco degli Aromi Resort & Benessere is immersed in the unspoilt natural landscape of Valderice, among the aromatic plants and olive groves, close to the Bonagia fishing harbour and the beaches of San Vito Lo Capo. The area is a Mediterranean paradise where visitors can fill their days with sun, sea, peace and relaxation, and unwind at the resort’s spa, which contains a sauna, a Turkish bath, a massage and treatment area, as well as an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, with panoramic views of Bonagia, Monte Cofano, Pizzolungo, Macari and San Vito lo Capo. The resort also offers excellent cuisine, with an internal restaurant that serves the best of traditional Sicilian dishes and local wines, which can be enjoyed out on the panoramic terrace during the warmer seasons.
The Spanoramic Aquacentre Valderice Wellness Centre within the Parco degli Aromi has a Finnish Sauna, a Turkish bath, Tropical Shower, Cold mist, Scottish shower and a Cervical massage cascade, as well as a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi on the panoramic terrace. The Wellness Centre also offers various massages and beauty treatments for the face and body.
The Parco degli Aromi Resort & Benessere has 32 bedrooms, consisting of Classic, Superior, and Suite room types in three independent buildings. All rooms have a balcony or veranda with views of the sea or swimming pool, air conditioning, satellite TV with Sky programs available, a safe, a minibar and free Wi-Fi internet connection. The suites also have a separate living room with a sofa bed.
The Ristorantino degli Aromi al Parco has a dining room and terrace where every day it serves typical Sicilian specialities and other innovative dishes. The menus include homemade pasta dishes with swordfish and aubergines, risotto with radicchio and strawberries, pork loin with herbs from the park, beef wellington, sweet and sour tuna steak, swordfish in a sauce of Sicilian citrus fruits, aubergine stews called caponata, filet steak and green pepper, fish cous cous, gnocchi with herbs, tuna medallions with aromatic herbs, special sfincione pizza, and fried rice balls and fritters (arancini and panelle).
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From Valderice, it is easy to reach the most important destinations in the province of Trapani: Marsala, Trapani itself, Erice, the Belice Valley and the large archaeological park of Selinunte. Near the town, certainly worth a visit are the tuna fishing harbour of Bonagia and, nearby, the grotto of Custonaci, the stacks of Scopello, the quarry of Cusa in Campobello di Mazara, the Gorgi Tordi Reserve in Mazara del Vallo and the Cretto di Burri, the famous artwork in Gibellina. Boat excursions include trips to the island of Favignana, the beaches of Levanzo and Marettimo, the island of Ferdiandea, a volcanic peak that is simultaneously claimed by Italy, France and England whenever it rises above sea level. The furthest, but perhaps the most beautiful, is the island of Pantelleria.