Featuring spacious gardens, Villa Lampedusa is located at 20-minute drive from the heart of Palermo. Villa Lampedusa, best known as the Gattopardo villa, is a splendid Country mansion, which carried the idea of a court around the Casina Cinese (Chinese house), summer residence of King Ferdinand iv of Bourbon. This villa was made famous by the book, "Il Gattopardo", written by Tomasi di Lampedusa. It really is the Gattopardo Villa, Prince Giulio Fabrizio Maria Tomasi di Lampedusa’s, IX Duke of Palma, main character of Giuseppe Lanza Tomasi’s novel, who used to spend a long time in this aristocratic country mansion, under Monte Pellegrino shade, even in winter.
The Villa was founded by Don Isidoro Terrasi in the XVIII century. The current version, after the amendments of architect Giovanni Del Frago, is the result of the classical modifications done at the end of 1700 by Princes Alliata di Villafranca. The Villa is notable for style choices and architectonic solutions, as the affectation of Louis XVI decorations, the newstand close to the pincer stairs, according to late XVIII century schemes, the valuable frescoes of the noble floor and the notable temperas, on the lower floor, or the Roman painter Gaspare Fumagalli, and the Serpotta stuccoworks and the frescoed drawer ceilings. In 1845 the mansion was bought by Giulio Tomasi IV, Prince of Lampedusa, with the refund he had received from the Bourbon government after he had been expropriated of Lampedusa island. An astronomic observatory was also set to meet his passion about stars.
The villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens, like the Garden of Scents, which allows guests to enjoy their relaxing moments in the open air, surrounded by the colourful flowers and by the herbs’ scents, which give the name to the park. A fine garden and a time suspended atmosphere give the guests the experience of being absorbed by a heaven corner, where to go for a peaceful walk.
The Villa is in a privileged position, close to the city centre, a few minutes away from the marvellous Mondello Beach and near to the most important sport structures.
Open: all year - Room numbers: 9 - Room rates: from 90 € to 206 € double room
The location offers comfortable rooms and suites of various sizes, equipped with every comfort, with LCD TV, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi free access, bicycles and a spacious private parking area.
All rooms are decorated with antique furnishings and large marble bathrooms. The rooms offer a beautiful view of the park or the historic 17th-century courtyard. From our rooms you can admire the ancient farm historical internal courtyard and the Garden of Scents.
Inside the structure there are two restaurants:
The Kilo Steak House restaurant, specialized in selected and excellent quality meats, succulent Fiorentine from the best selections of Italian and foreign breeds.
The Gambero Rosso-awarded pizzeria La Braciera speciales in pizza dishes, and is set in the Ex Scuderia del Principe property building.
The hotel offers a rich breakfast buffet or à la carte in the room.
A special event needs a special place, weddings must be remembered as wonderful, undeletable and extraordinary desires turned to reality.
Villa Lampedusa give you the chance, the location you were looking for is ready to make your dream come true.
You will have the chance to realise your event in a unique and extraordinary setting, to celebrate your day in the unforgettable Gattopardo atmosphere. The 1700’s court will enhance your party, absorbing your guests in the aristocratic splendour of a place that seems to be timeless.
We wish to offer the best, that is why our catering is at your service, ready to plan the most appropriate menu with renement, creativity and professionalism.
Wedding capacity: from 50 to 100 persons
Palermo, 19.7 km - Trapani, 78.3 km
|Local Attractions||Palermo Cathedral
Palazzo dei Normanni
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Admiral
San Giovanni degli Eremiti
Palermo Food Markets
|Golf places||Golf Club Palermo - Parco Airoldi|
Parco Della Favorita
Giardino Inglese (English Garden)
|Museums||Archaeological Museum Antonio Salinas
Capuchin Abbey and Catacombs
Museo internazionale delle marionette
Stanze del Genio
|Festivals/Events||Festino di Santa Rosalia
Le Vie dei Tesori
World Festival on the Beach
|Others||Street food capital|