For more than one century the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, one of the most famous spots in Sicily and in Italy, has stood looking out over the sea of Palermo. It born from an intuition of the family Florio, in a moment of magical splendour of the cultural life of the Palermo Europea.
The Grand Hotel Villa Igiea , projected in 1908 by Ernesto Basile, one of the greatest exponents of the Liberty, keeps intact its original structure. Basile, superimposed it, at art, to one construction already preexisting, inspired to the 400 siciliano previously belonging to an
English gentleman, such Downviller.
No visitor to Villa Igiea can shut his eyes to the finery of the halls, nor fail to be enchanted by the decorations and Liberty furnishing laid out in 1898 by the architect Ernesto Basile.
Exceptional is the lounge Basile, with a fresco made by the painter E. De Maria Von Bergler.

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