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
superimposed it, at art, to one construction already preexisting, inspired to the 400
siciliano previously belonging to an English gentleman, such
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.