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Villa Palagonia

Piazza Garibaldi, Bagheria, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 932088
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I recently purchased a second home in Bagheria and decided to scope out the city. This villa must... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
New York / Florida
A Pleasant Visit

We had a pleasant time as we strolled the grounds in the late afternoon. It was easy to imagine... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Piazza Garibaldi, Bagheria, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 932088
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I recently purchased a second home in Bagheria and decided to scope out the city. This villa must have been something in the 1700 and 1800's. The "monsters" are worth seeing and the Villa is a quick walk through. My hope is that the family...More

Thank mstanco
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We had a pleasant time as we strolled the grounds in the late afternoon. It was easy to imagine what it must have been like to live in this place years ago.

Thank Fran0812
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Hello, The Villa is beautiful but there is no explication about its history etc, it's a pity ... Moroever, the flyer in French that they give you is full of mistakes. It's a shame for a paid visit ... So you go there and just...More

Thank Xavier R
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting Bagheria last week we thought we couldn't miss that Villa worldwide known What a deception , for 6 € per person , you can access only to 3 empty rooms the rest being closed , and the ground level seemingly divided in occupied apartments...More

Thank Pascal P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you want to visit somewhere completely different this is the place! A crumbling ( certainly) gem in the centre of a lovely little town. The legend has it that the original owner was a hunchback whose wife took many lovers. In revenge he commissioned...More

1  Thank Thespecialagent
Reviewed 5 August 2016

A very, very long time ago it was a unique and delightful palace. But now it is a complete ruin. A very sad picture of shameful neglect and lack of care. There are to see only three rooms in a terrible state, destroyed and devastated....More

Thank swrtbvghjh
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something a little different than the usual visit to church's and grand palaces, then a visit to this crumbling sandstone villa is worth a detour. The palace was built by Ferdinand, Prince of Palagonia who took revenge of his wives...More

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

First this is located right off the main square which trip advisor makes you think it is not. It was worth the trip thru town and the crazy streets. Loved the statues and the inside of the palace. It was run down but still very...More

Thank mmccauley2006
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nice baroque villa in the centre of Bagheria. Park to the West of the pedestrian zone and walk along Corso Umberto 1 to the villa. Impressing although not beautifull statues round the villa. The villa itself need a makeover, but it will be extremely costly....More

1  Thank Henrik F
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Quite interesting and original place. Probably, the most famous landmark in Bagheria. Unusual interior of the premises where access is open to visitors. Several spoils the impression that the villas are situated around a modern building.

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