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Villa Valguarnera, Bagheria

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4.4/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
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  • How do you identify with shot overnight at a place like Villa Valguarnera? You can't, it's out of category: go there if you understand and appreciate what it is, good or bad, otherwise go elsewhere. Just don't pretend to assess the living room with the normal criteria of any randomly selected hotel over the Internet. The villa, its garden and its dependencies (those in which sleep) are breathtakingly beautiful in itself; a century of great harmony complex, embedded in the landscape, which reminded us in Turin the coeval Palace of Stupinigi. Are also damaged by time, but certainly not degraded or dirty; Indeed, compared to the size and being completely in charge of the property, are well maintained; and one reason to stay here is helping out with your money to the maintenance and restoration of an asset like that. Another reason to stay here is to experience the feeling of shelter on an island of beauty, culture and history, besieged by a sea of degradation and ignorance. I will not dwell too much on garbage, dilapidated buildings and/or abusive (including those built by the mafia in the Park of the villa), music blaring and tamarra shot neon altars to Saint Padre Pio that characterize the urban center of Bagheria, but crossing the imposing gate you pass the boundary between discomfort and tranquillity, between degradation and hope : it may seem overblown hype, but try and tell me, and indeed this is precisely the right situation where perceive as the beauty of the surroundings and the beauty of the soul are directly related, both positive and negative. We stayed in the smallest apartment, one to two people, subject to another critical review with photos. Yes it is an old addiction but it is full of character, designed and decorated as such. You will find yourself in a large bedroom and a large living room; and Yes, the tiles of the kitchen have faded from use, the décor combines beautiful antique furniture to other more anonymous, the walls are a bit chipped; as indicated, this is a private apartment set in a big hotel room not sharing. However, the entire collection is of great charm, great taste, very broad, and it is also comfortable and usable, especially in summer, where you can enjoy both the shadow inside of the outdoor patio; the bed is very comfortable, the shower was redone recently, and overall we had a good time and without any need to complain (among other things having had a very kind and very helpful). In short, if you come here with the idea that being a princely villa you will find Golden faucets, whirlpools and Ferrari in the backyard, you have watched too many fiction; There are also three hundred years old buildings with all their history, and that's the beauty. Here it is for the luxury material, but for the mental; for intellectual and aesthetic stimulation by staying in a unique place, part of Italy's cultural and literary history, and this is absolutely priceless. Stimulating experiences are not lacking: for example the possibility to walk as much as you like in the beautiful garden, inhale the scent of flowers, admire the view of course beautiful, ravaged by the cement of men, sloping down to the sea in two different directions. And then the opportunity to have a chat with the landlady, who not only responds amiably on a cell phone, but will tell you about the vicissitudes of its struggle to defend the villa, his relationship with Tolkien (although, if I were you, I would get tired of talking about it for a while) and many other things. Unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to visit the Interior of the villa, but will definitely come back if we have the opportunity, because for us it was not an overnight stay, but an experience for the senses and for the brain. If this is what interests you, come and enjoy them too. P.s. Information Logistics: the driveway to bet on the Navigator is located in via Gramsci 27, and beware of the big step of the sidewalk for the entrance side ...
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  • Linda very well located villa. a wonder to see a glorious villa is being restored. I recommend it
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  • Villa Valguarnera is a very important and historic building with a fascinating history behind it. Princess Victoria spent about an hour of his time to lead us between the spaces on the first floor of the main building and tell us about his family and his battle to get back into the possession of the Villa, until a few years ago occupied illegally. We also really enjoyed the presence of Mr. Philip, the Palace factotum who accompanied us in the annex we stayed, and showed nice and helpful for any of our needs. The sheets and towels were clean. Unfortunately, despite numerous potential of this place, for what is the Villa currently experience should be restricted to a simple visit rather than to stay for a number of reasons: 1) the Villa still needs restructuring in several areas. We realize the economic commitment and not involved, but floors consist of a plastic Panel with faux printed tile or moisture on the walls (just to name a few) are elements that indicate neglect; 2) to all grant about the conditions of the building, in which, however, did not sleep, our dependance was not better: most likely derived from a former stable, seems to almost be remained. Much of the furniture is falling apart, there are no real chandeliers but Dim lights here and there, the floor is a concrete plan clumsily painted on which are visible pieces of newspaper (the part of an alternative or total lack of furniture care? We remain doubtful), humid environment and thus mold smell, refrigerator with light burned out, spider webs, double bed consists of two mattresses pushed together even perfectly aligned because of different heights, broken and lockable front door from the outside with a difficult maneuver, blanket on the bed with little holes in several places, which seems rather a washhouse, crusted and kitchen gardens where they seem to have been propped up a table with chairs and a rocking quite by accident; 3) in the light of the above, the price charged and paid is outrageously disproportionate. Although aware that would be staying in a different climate, with an atmosphere of the past, there is a limit based on common sense and hospitality. If the purpose is to understand the history of the Villa, the vicissitudes that have accompanied over time and wishes to come, not the guest should feel a sense of insecurity and inadequacy. Never ceasing to put into question, perhaps we are not noble enough us to grasp the positives.
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  • Stay for 2 nights in dependancee used as accommodation, comfortable beds, gorgeous villa ...
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  • Wonderful
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