Villa Igiea, Sicily
Villa Igiea was originally designed and built as a private villa at the end of the 19th century by English admiral Cecil Domville in the tranquil area of the marina, just 3km from Palermo’s bustling city centre. Purchased in 2019, Villa Igiea is now part of the Rocco Forte Hotels family and is amongst the best hotels in the beautiful Sicilian city.
Furnished with classic antiques and sumptuous fabrics in serene shades, each of the 78 rooms and 22 suites of Villa Igiea is fresh, light and inherently Sicilian. Locally crafted elements pay homage to the villa’s extraordinary setting, with classic parquet and exquisite Carrara marble maintaining cool temperatures in the warmest of summers. Balmy sea breezes sweep in from the azure Gulf, a refreshing reminder of the villa’s island location.
Enjoy an elegant dinner with magnificent views of the Tyrrhenian Sea at Florio Restaurant, inspired by the philosophy of simplicity, generosity and ultimate quality, as well as by the wonderful flavours of Sicily. For classic Sicilian snacks, wines and cocktails visit the Igiea Terrazza Bar or the Alicetta Pool Bar, one of Palermo’s most renowned al fresco venues.
Upscale amenities abound at Villa Igiea Palermo, with a Greek-style outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a wellness and a fitness center all available for guests to enjoy.