Starting from € 5.500 per day
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A fabulous neoclassical villa with extensive grounds and swimming pool belonging to one of the leading aristocratic families in Sicily. The villa is located on the edge of the historic little town of Monreale, famous for its Arab-Norman cathedral, and is without doubt one of the most evocative historic houses in Sicily, thanks not only to its original architecture, but to the love and care lavished on both villa and gardens by its owners.
Surrounded by an enormous, nationally recognised park, a typical example of romantic garden so popular in the late 18th century when the villa was built, with lush tropical vegetation, a lake on which a pair of swans called Tristan and Isotta live, and a miniature neoclassical temple. The second lake has been transformed into a swimming pool.
The piano nobile, accessed either via a huge billiards room, or via an imposing staircase, consists of a gran salone, or main reception room, followed by a series of interconnecting parlours or salotti. Rooms are magnificent, frescoed, with floors of maiolica, and furnished with period pieces. The result is not only visually appealing and suffused with historic atmosphere, but very comfortable!
The villa is ideal for a really special holiday for anyone who wants to experience life in a magnificent historic villa at first hand, with all modern comforts!
Rooms & Bathrooms
2 Junior suites, each with private bathroom
Large reception room
Games room with TV
2 large suites with private bathroom and parlour
Ground Floor Suites
THE BLUE SUITE
This suite is a large and comfortable room with a marble floor and private terrace. It is next to a reading room that has a small collection of antique books belonging to the family. It has a queen-size bed, AC, Wi-Fi, Sat TV, a minibar, a marble en suite bathroom with two sinks, bathtub and king-size shower..
THE PINK SUITE
This is the coziest room; a large bright room with antique majolica floors and a private terrace. It has a queen-size bed, AC, Sat TV and a minibar. It is adjoined with a private lounge and an extra single bed can be added. It has a marble en suite bathroom with a bathtub and standard shower.
"Piano Nobile" Suites
THE CONTESSA SUITE
Entirely frescoed, there is a 'secret' door to the boudoir. This suite is large and bright and paved with antique Sicilian majolica. It has a queen-size bed (and a single bed can be added), Wi-Fi, AC, Sat TV, and a mini-bar. It is adjoined with the Music Hall and overlooks the gardens. The bathroom is en suite with a boudoir, bathtub/shower combo and separate toilet.
THE MAJOLICA SUITE
Entirely paved with exquisite Attanasio 18th century majolica. This Suite is adjoined with a small frescoed private lounge and has Sat TV and a mini-bar. It is the largest and brightest room in the entire Villa and has two French-size beds, AC and Wi-Fi, a marble en suite bathroom with double sinks, a large bathtub/shower and separate toilet.
Towels for the swimming pool
Features & Amenities
1.2 hectare of romantic garden
Extra linen change
Pick up at the airport
Guided tours in Palermo and surroundings Weddings and Events Organization Massage, Yoga and Pilates
Security deposit with pre-authorization on credit card of €1,000 per night
Food & Beverage payment per weekly consumption, plus 20% for delivery service Extra services are paid at end of stay
Check in after 4 pm
Check out before 10 am
Rental car recommended
Shuttle service from/to airport (on request/extra price)
3 Km Palermo centre
30 Km Palermo airport
10 Km Mondello beach
52 Km Cefalù
70 Km Trapani
Staying at this wonderful Villa you can not miss to visit
Mondello, is most striking and characteristic buildings are the Liberty or Art Nouveau villas built by the wealthy and aristocratic Palermitani of the early 20th century.
Monte Pellegrino, overlooking the bay of Mondello, was considered to be the most beautiful promontory in the world by the poet Goethe.
The Sanctuary of Saint Rosalia, Palermo’s much-venerated patron saint.
The Parco della Favorita, onetime hunting reserve of the Bourbon royal family, The park includes a Chinese-style Casina. Also bordering the park is the Villa Niscemi (whose owners also donated land to the King), evocatively described in the book These Happy Summer Days by Fulco di Verdura. The villa can be visited.
The Natural Reserve of Capo Gallo
The historic centre of Palermo, one, togheter Rome and Barcellona; the largest in Europe
Marvel at the Palazzo dei Normanni, home to the most splendid court in medieval Europe, with the sumptuous jewel-box-like mosaics of Cappella Palatina at its heart.
Visit the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia at Palazzo Abatellis, where highlights include a haunting white marble portrait bust of Eleanor of Aragon by Francesco Laurana, and a fine collection of works by Sicily’s greatest artist, Antonello da Messina