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Villa Valguarnera, Bagheria
(4.5/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
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  • The "guest houses" from Villa Valguarnera are the so-called foresterie, where dwelt not employees but the Prince family. Princess Victoria explained that the main building was used exclusively by parents: in the 18th century it contained only two bedrooms and two alcoves. All the rest were salons salons libraries etc. The semicircular and the bodies were destined to the family: Children who were living in what are called foresterie, aunts, brothers today have been opened to welcome guests from all over the world, without changing the volumes or the fascinating interior arrangement of the rooms, giving them only of modern comfort and spacious bathrooms. Very different from one another for colors, decorations, and the location (more or less) with its landscape, the guest would still allow all to live life to the fullest. The sun rising over the sea and set on a Palermo fiery red, full moon almost dazzling reflected in the Gulf of Cefalù, the constellations that revolve around the large statue on top of the roof, the scent of orange blossom, jasmine, oleander, the tinkling sheep bells used for biological cleaning of the Park and the estate, the neighing of Mare , the wonderful honey produced under the brand family historian "Duca di Salaparuta," domestic workers smiling and friendly, all at Villa Valguarnera continues as if the world hadn't changed. Spend a few days, even without having to turn around to see the sights (which, although they are many) allows you to freeze time and find the right rhythms of life. Not have access to the main building doesn't mean anything to the charm of the permanence. You can still book a guided tour of the same and the wonderful night tour: Cosmorama! For us it was a unique experience, duration aimé too little ... But we intend to go back soon for joy to partner with our presence to the courageous battle for the defence and the restoration of this treasure.
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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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  • Stay for 2 nights in dependancee used as accommodation, comfortable beds, gorgeous villa ...
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  • Wonderful
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