Irene Forte Spa

Immerse yourself in the world of Irene Forte Skincare at Verdura Resort, with retreats led by brand founder, Irene Forte.

Irene’s time spent working in Sicily deeply connected her to the island, and inspired her to create Irene Forte Skincare. Today, Verdura Resort is home to Irene Forte Skincare’s organic farm and the brand’s largest 4,000 square metre Irene Forte Spa.

Retreat guests will enjoy 3 nights at Verdura Resort, a true wellbeing destination, set on 230 hectares of olive groves and Sicilian countryside, bordering 1.2 miles of coastline. Irene will share the science and ethos behind the brand, along with the latest developments. Enjoy a masterclass with Irene, signature treatments, yoga and sound healing sessions, a tour of the estate, along with a cooking lesson using ingredients from the brand’s organic farm, and much more.


  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Room
  • 2 days full board
  • Tour of the orchards and organic farm, followed by a Mediterranean cooking lesson
  • Skincare masterclass with Irene Forte
  • Irene Forte Skincare goodie bag
  • 90-minute signature Irene Forte facial or body treatment of choice
  • 50-minute massage of choice
  • Morning yoga class
  • Sunset sound healing session
  • Full access to Irene Forte Spa facilities, including Thalassotherapy pools
  • Access to daily fitness classes
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi

€1632 per person if a double room
€2190 per person if a single room

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival.

Retreat Dates

3-6 October 2024 Book now
10-13 APRIL 2025
5-8 JUNE 2025

Irene Forte Spa, Verdura

Revive your mind and body in our 4,000 square metre pavilioned Sicilian spa set around an open-air courtyard, amongst the palms, orange groves and olive trees.

We fuse the regenerative powers of nature and science throughout our spa. The floral scent of orange blossom fills the air, and nourishing Sicilian botanicals – harvested from Verdura’s Organic Farm – enrich our skincare products.

This is complemented by innovative, high technology that’s integrated into our advanced facials and body treatments which, alongside the relaxing and indulgent therapies, are all carried out by our expert team of Therapists and Specialists.

Our facilities include:

  • 11 treatment rooms, including a double treatment suite
  • A hair and beauty salon
  • 4 outdoor Thalassotherapy pools
  • A relaxation area
  • Infrared and Finnish saunas
  • An indoor lap pool
  • A double-height steam room
  • A Technogym equipped-gym and fitness studio
  • A bar serving nutritional food, juices and infusions


Choose between the following Irene Forte 90-minute treatments:

Etna-Age Defying Facial

A powerful, highly effective and luxurious facial using hot and cold volcanic stones from Mount Etna that’s designed to rebalance, revitalise and relax. A double mask application promotes skin firmness, hydration and radiance. Our Forte signature triple facial massage technique stimulates circulation, oxygen and nutrient flow to the skin, enhancing natural collagen production. This active facial will reveal a fresher, firmer and glowing complexion.

Mediterranean nourishing treatment

A deeply nourishing full-body treatment. Start with a double scrub with our Apricot Creamy Body Scrub and Trapani Sea Salt Body Scrub to remove impurities and leave your skin twice as smooth. Enjoy a full-body massage using our nourishing Sicilian oils, followed by the application of our White Wine Body Cream, leaving you relaxed and moisturised to perfection.

Sicilian Earth & Sea Toning Treatment

A luxurious and toning full-body treatment. Start with our Trapani Sea Salt Body Scrub to stimulate the detoxification process and leave skin silky smooth. Follow with our nutrient-rich algae and clay mud wrap to extract impurities and start the toning process. During the wrap, enjoy a scalp massage using cold volcanic stones from Mount Etna. Finish with a toning massage using our nourishing Sicilian oils.


A rejuvenating facial integrating Phytomelatonin, Dr Ferri’s patented extract of Alpine Plant Melatonin, with highly efficacious hands-on facial techniques. This indulgent facial integrates our signature quadruple massage technique, including buccal massage; working from inside the mouth enhances massage results, relieving tension, toxin build-up and awakening facial contours. This facial also includes a double cleanse and a peptide-infused Hyaluronic Acid sheet mask, revealing a visibly more hydrated and younger-looking complexion.

Choose between the following 50-minute massages:

Fit For You

Using your chosen Irene Forte Skincare body oil, a personal consultation will ensure you receive a unique treatment to suit your specific needs.

Sicilian Aroma Relax Massage

Our massage oils and aromatic infusions created from the sun-drenched flora of Sicily are used to promote healthy skin and restore the body’s physical and emotional balance.

Deep Tissue Massage

An intense and deep massage designed to release connective tissue restrictions in the body, reaching deeper layers of muscle. Helps to reduce muscle tension and improve body posture.

Please see the spa menu here should you wish to book additional services. These will be charged separately.


Tour the Verdura estate to understand our farm-to-skin approach, and enjoy a Mediterranean cooking lesson lunch using these 0km ingredients at the Casetta dell’Orto.

In the orchards, there are 2,000 olive trees, 3,000 orange trees, and a copse of 20 lemon trees. Between the orchards, there are pomegranates, almonds, prickly pear cacti and rows of healthy vegetables and beautiful botanicals. Everything is grown to traditional standards, free from chemical interference.


Anna de Pahlen is a dancer, yoga teacher and creative dance facilitator. She trained as a contemporary dancer in Trinity Laban and studied dance movement Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton before doing her yoga teaching course. .

Anna will be leading the morning yoga class and the sunset sound healing session.


The retreat includes two meal events. The Mediterranean cooking lesson lunch on Friday, and a special Serata Siciliana.

Dress up for Saturday’s evening, which includes a cocktail masterclass featuring our farm-grown ingredients, followed by a traditional Sicilian dinner.

All other meals on Friday and Saturday, can be taken in any of Verdura’s restaurants at leisure, and are included in the package price. Additional meals taken on either side of the retreat days will be charged upon check-out.