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Unveiling Sicilian Roots: Personalised Assistance to Explore Ancestral Origins


Unveiling Sicilian Roots: Personalised Assistance to Explore Ancestral Origins

Category: Europe - Italy - Exclusive experiences - What's new?
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2023-06-01

Rocco Forte Hotels’ Sicilian hotels, Villa Igiea and Verdura Resort are pleased to introduce a new and exclusive service for its guests who have Sicilian roots and a strong desire to know more about their ancestral history or to look for relatives still living in Sicily.

A dedicated team of skilled professionals will conduct the research to assist guests on their personal journey of discovery.

Through meticulous research and expert guidance, the team will endeavor to unveil the captivating stories hidden within each family's past, revealing the fascinating history of their family tree.

Guests will have also the opportunity to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore their family's hometown and perhaps meet long-lost relatives.

The experience begins with guests providing preliminary details such as the full name, date of birth, and town of origin of their ancestors.

From there, the family research specialists will begin their extensive investigation scouting historical, civil, and ecclesiastical archives to gather useful information.

Leveraging an extensive network of connections and reaching out to knowledgeable locals who may be able to provide additional leads.

Upon the completion of the research phase, guests will receive a meticulously compiled and detailed report, capturing the highlights and significant milestones of their family's heritage.

This comprehensive document will serve as a captivating testament to the guest's Sicilian roots, providing a deeper understanding of their familial ties and the rich cultural heritage associated with their origins

For those who are interested in taking things a step further, guests can arrange a visit to their ancestral village and experience the wonder of walking the streets where the family once lived, breathing the same air and connecting with the place where it all began.

Book now: A superlative stay in Sicily with Rocco Forte Hotels

Price starts from 1,000 Euros

About Rocco Forte Hotels

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 14 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de la Ville, Hotel de Russie and Rocco Forte House, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Rocco Forte Private Villas and Villa Igiea, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels and Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg. Opening in 2024: The Carlton and Rocco Forte House, Milan; Sardinia.

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