Villa Igiea exemplifies the Art Nouveau style of famous architect Ernesto Basile, who dressed the Florio family home at the end of the 19th century. The rooms are adorned with ornate frescoes and chandeliers and sumptuous fabrics that provide a sense of glamour and grandeur. The hotel gardens run down to a private beach and marina.
Inside the Villa Igiea, the rooms and suites provide accommodation for up to four people in the original historic building or down by the yachting house at the marina. All have mod cons and luxurious marble bathrooms, and suites feature generous living areas. The décor varies from clean and classic in the yachting house to more intricate Art Nouveau; and the Junior and Grand Suites showcase bold, rich colours. The characterful Tower Suites stand out thanks to fun octagonal living rooms in the tower; while the Terrace Suite is the largest and grandest of all, sleeping up to four adults comfortably. With a secluded private beach, great restaurants and luxuriant coastal gardens running down to the marina, it is the Sicilian capital's place to see and be seen.
Things to do at the property:
Swim in the outdoor pool with views of the sea
Relax on the private beach
Sample fine wines and gourmet French-Italian fusion cuisine at Cuvée du Jour
Chill out on the terrace at the lounge bar
Enjoy the barbecue and bounteous buffet amongst the trees at the Pool & Grill Bar
Let the concierge arrange an in-room massage
Enjoy a game of tennis, day or night, on the hotel's court
Bag a table on the sea-view terrace for Mediterranean cuisine at Donna Franca Florio
Things to do nearby:
Allow a local guide to take you on a journey through Palermo's street food in Capo or Vuccuria
Enjoy a full day cruise along the coast on Igiea's 43ft classic yacht
Join an expert guide for a day diving in the crystal clear waters of Ustica
Head to the locals' favourite hammam for a rigorous scrub down
Play a round at nearby Villa Airoldi Golf Course
Rent a scooter and navigate the winding streets of Palermo
Sample the delicious fare on offer at Palermo's numerous seafood restaurants
Combine a stay at the historic Villa Igiea, recently re-opened as a Rocco Forte Hotel, in the heart of Palermo with the wonderful beachfront resort of Verdura and save 10% on a five night holiday in Sicily. Stay two nights at Villa Igiea and three nights at Verdura and enjoy complimentary transfers between the two.
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