Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa, Sicily, Italy 6th – 10th May 2024

Discover the charm of Sicily!

Join Rupert Hunter on a special Golf & Spa trip to the stunning Il Picciolo Etna Resort & Spa, Sicily, Italy on the 6th – 10th May 2024

For more information please see the Itinerary & Frequently Asked Questions below

Etna Golf Resort is set on the slopes of Europe’s largest volcano between the Nedrodi Park, Alcantara Park and Etna Park and enjoys unparalleled views towards Mount Etna.

Accommodation comes in the form of 98 elegant rooms and sumptuous suites within this luxury hotel. Other facilities include Rubia SPA, panoramic outdoor pool, two fine dining restaurants and lounge bar.

Flying to Catania Airport in Sicily, we will travel just over an hour north to our home for four nights and five days for this memorable trip!

Il Picciolo Golf Club

Designed by golf course architect Luigi Rota Carmoli it opened in 1989 and is the first golf course in Sicily. The facilities include a driving range. pitching and putting green – which will use for our golf coaching sessions.

There is an optional excursion (details below) to Mount Etna on our middle “non golf/rest day”

Enjoy daily access to the spa circuit (90 minutes, per person, per day)

Daily breakfast is included and a three course evening meal which will be taken at “La Ghiandaia” Restaurant located within the resort.

For more information please see the Itinerary & Frequently Asked Questions below:


Day 1 –  Monday 6th May 2024
Arrive Catania Airport
Transfer to Hotel
Check In
Golf Coaching Session 2pm – 3pm
9 holes – Il Picciolo Golf Club – first tee time @ 3pm
3 Course Evening Dinner

Day 2 – Tuesday 7th May 2024
Coaching Session 9.00am – 10.00am
18 holes – Il Picciolo Golf Club  – first tee time 10.00am
3 Course Evening Dinner

Day 3 – Wednesday 8th March 2024

Optional Excursion to Mount Etna

The excursion includes a beautiful walk among beeches, pines and lava desert (about two hours) that will allow us to look out from the edge of the Valle del Bove and admire the Etna massif in its grandeur and majesty and enjoy a panorama that ranges from central craters to the Ionian Sea, at the end of the route we will visit a characteristic lava flow cave (equipped with a helmet and front light) and for the sweet tooth there will be a tasting of honey and typical Sicilian products.
Difficulty: Medium \ Easy
Equipment required: Sneakers or trekking shoes (better), layered clothing, windproof jacket, water.
We will leave the hotel at 8.30am and return back at 3pm to 3.30pm
The cost of the excursion is circa 70€ per person (to be paid locally in resort)
3 Course Evening Dinner

Optional Excursion to the beautiful city of Taormina – details to follow


Day 4 – Thursday 9th May 2024
Coaching Session – 9.00am – 10.00am
18 holes – Il Picciolo Golf Club  – first tee time 10am
3 Course Evening Dinner

Day 5 – Friday 10th May 2024 
Coaching Session – 7.30am – 8.30am
9 holes – Il Picciolo Golf Club – first tee time 8.30am
Depart Catania Airport

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes – a £75 per person deposit payable to Golf Escapes (our official Travel Partner) is required to secure a place with the balance due 3 months prior to the date of travel.

Are the price of flights included?

No – at this early stage we recommend NOT booking any flights until we have reached our required minimum numbers for the holiday to proceed. Once we know the holiday is going ahead we will contact you with the chosen flight details.

Are the arranged return airport and golf transfers included?

Yes – although the return airport transfer will be based on our chosen flights.

Are golf buggies, electric or pull trolleys available?

Pull trolleys are included however electric trolleys and buggies are not included in the price but can be pre-booked in advance (subject to availability)

If I wanted to stay on for extra nights and play more golf, could this be arranged?

Yes – absolutely! (subject to availability)

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