PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea, a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo overlooking its stunning coastline. A perfect coastal retreat for those in need of an enchantingly serene getaway.
  • Villa Igiea makes for an effortlessly luxurious getaway on the Bay of Palermo, encompassed by manicured gardens and with only the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea stretching before it.
  • A long-loved seaside-meets-city sanctuary for royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood luminaries, trace their paths through tiered villa gardens that sweep down to the port and out to the Tyrrhenian Sea; on excursions to Palermo’s bustling markets, Baroque palaces and ancient sites, or yacht trips along its picturesque coast; and through Villa Igiea’s Italian restaurants, atmospheric bars and palatial Art Nouveau interior, revitalised as a Rocco Forte hotel.
  • Furnished with classic antiques and sumptuous fabrics in serene shades, each of the 66 rooms and suites is fresh, light and inherently Sicilian.
  • Drawing on the finest local produce and ingredients native only to Sicily, Villa Igiea offers a culinary experience like no other.
  • Along with rich heritage and exquisite interiors, Villa Igiea offers its guests the ultimate journey to wellness through its serene swimming pool, lush gardens, and an exclusive Restaurant & Bar, featuring finest Sicilian dishes.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Palermo and Monreale with street food
Visit Capo market, the oldest in Palermo, to see and sample classic street food delicacies, including succulent panelle and crunchy arancini. Wander the city’s broad boulevards, duck into the traditional Old Quarter and marvel at Baroque palaces before heading to Monreale to admire the splendid Arab-Norman cathedral and cloister.



Cefalù and Castelbuono
Venture into the charming coastal town of Cefalù, wandering along narrow lanes of boutiques brimming with crafts, jewellery, wine and biscotti until you reach the Piazza Duomo. Pause for an authentic gelato or refreshing granita and marvel at Cefalù’s grandiose 12th-century cathedral.



Erice, Segesta and Salt Pans
Embark on a guided tour of the ancient Temple of Segesta before visiting the wonderfully preserved medieval hill town of Erice. Tread in the footsteps of history upon its cobbled stones, inhale the aroma of warm pastries emanating from Erice’s famed pasticceria and sample Maria Grammatico’s fresh bakes. Admire the salt pans between Trapani and Marsala upon your return.



Quattro Canto: Palermo's Historic District
Officially called Piazza Vigliena but affectionately termed Quattro Canto (four corners), this beautiful Baroque area of Palermo marks the intersection of two of the city’s principal streets – Via Maqueda and the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. A masterclass in the era’s rich sculptural heritage, each of the quattro canto are studded with statues of the four Spanish kings of Sicily and the four patronesses of Palermo, as well as symbolic representations of the four seasons. As the gateway to Palermo’s evocative historic district, Quattro Canti is the ideal place to start your explorations of the atmospheric and centuries-old city centre, Vecchio Centro.


Trip to Mondello
To see a different side to Sicily, leave the city behind and let us organise your trip to Mondello. Once the favoured seaside escape of local aristocracy, the sandy beach is best observed from the striking Art Nouveau building that sits at the end of the pier. Enjoy a dip in the sparkling water or rent a paddle boat before tucking into delicious fresh fish dishes on the terrace or in the piano bar at Antico Stabilimento Balneare. After lunch, visit the delightful chapel dedicated to Palermo’s patron saint, Santa Rosalia.



Capella Palatina
While visiting Palazzo dei Normanni in the city’s historic quarter, be sure to immerse yourself in the breath-taking surrounds of this royal chapel. Glittering mosaics featuring precious stones recount Old Testament tales, while wooden muqarnas ceilings – that are carved to form attractive honeycomb-style decorative elements – are unique to this Christian church and reveal the city’s Arabic influences. The Islamic aesthetic continues underfoot in a carved marble floor, studded with gems.



Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele
Let us add a musical element to your escape with an evening at Palermo’s neoclassical opera house. Taking more than 20 years to construct, its ornate gold-and-red auditorium is one of the largest in Europe, while its dazzling painted ceiling might just distract your attention from the graceful ballet performances and enthralling concerts taking place on stage. For a closer look, a 30-minute guided tour (available in a number of languages) promises an intimate encounter with this Art Nouveau masterpiece.



Galleria Regionale della Sicilia
Swap the palatial surrounds of Villa Igiea for Palazzo Abatellis and spend an afternoon soaking up works by Sicilian artists dating from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. This Catalonian Gothic marvel was transformed into a captivating exhibition space in the 1950s by one of Italy’s most acclaimed architects and is today home to frescoes, paintings and sculptures.

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Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Palermo Pool

Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo, overlooking its stunning coastline. A long-loved seaside-meets-city sanctuary for royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood luminaries, trace their paths through tiered villa gardens that sweep down to the port and out to the Tyrrhenian Sea; on excursions to Palermo’s bustling markets, Baroque palaces and ancient sites, or yacht trips along its picturesque coast; and through Villa Igiea’s Italian restaurants, atmospheric bars and palatial Art Nouveau interior, revitalised as a Rocco Forte hotel. Along with rich heritage and exquisite interiors, Villa Igiea offers its guests the ultimate journey to wellness through its serene swimming pool, lush gardens, and an exclusive Restaurant & Bar, featuring finest Sicilian dishes. A perfect coastal retreat for those in need of an enchantingly serene getaway.

Designed by Olga Polizzi in collaboration with Paolo Moschino of Nicholas Haslam Studios, Villa Igiea’s rooms and suites blend period features with contemporary flair to exquisite effect. Furnished with classic antiques and sumptuous fabrics in serene shades, each of the 66 rooms and suites is fresh, light and inherently Sicilian. In Palermo, Baroque palaces and gold-stone palazzos line broad promenades and piazzas, the façades of centuries-old churches hide magnificent mosaics and fabulous frescoes, while in serene gardens, solemn statues look out over ornate fountains. As dusk descends, locals take to the boulevards for a romantic passeggiata, admiring a rural backdrop of rolling hills with the cerulean waters of the Tyrrhenian sea at the fore.

Designed by Olga Polizzi in collaboration with Paolo Moschino of Nicholas Haslam Studios, Villa Igiea’s rooms and suites blend period features with contemporary flair to exquisite effect. Furnished with classic antiques and sumptuous fabrics in serene shades, each of the 66 rooms and suites 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. All this establishes Villa Igiea as the final word in Palermo coastal glamour.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Superior Room
Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Bathroom

Superior Room

Offering a range of beautiful views through tall windows, the design of our 31 sqm Superior Rooms echoes the serenity of Sicilian island life. Blending classical and contemporary accents in soothing shades, these elegant spaces are furnished with twinnable super-king-sized beds and en suite Carrara marble bathrooms for comfort and convenience.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room with Sea View

Gazing out over the vast expanse of the Tyrrhenian sea, our 31 sqm Deluxe Rooms with Sea View offer guests sublime coastal views upon waking and throughout the day. These bright, beautifully lit rooms marry a serene palette with elegant objets d’art, sumptuous super-king-sized beds and a comfortable seating area. Carrara marble en suite bathrooms complete the picture.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Executive Room

Executive Room with Sea View Terrace

Spacious and well-appointed, each of our 31 sqm Executive Rooms with Sea View Terrace is bathed in natural light with a perfectly tranquil ambience. A super-king-sized bed, draped in sumptuous fabrics, takes pride of place, with tasteful art and antiques adorning the walls. The private Sea View Terraces look out over tiered gardens leading down to the endless blue of the Gulf of Palermo. En suite Carrara marble bathrooms come furnished with walk-in showers and exclusive Irene Forte Skincare products, handcrafted using organic Sicilian botanicals.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Junior Suite

Junior Suite with Sea View

Blending period features with contemporary comfort, our 38 sqm Junior Suites with Sea Views are stylish spaces for rest and relaxation. Views over the azure Gulf of Palermo and abundant natural light bring a sense of island living indoors; and inside, a sumptuous super-king-sized bed promises soothing slumber. The elegant seating area provides space for business or leisure, and the en suite bathroom comes complete with a relaxing bathtub, walk-in shower and Irene Forte Skincare toiletries to ensure indulgence.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Deluxe Junior Suite

Deluxe Junior Suite with Sea View and Terrace

Designed with both heritage features and contemporary amenities in mind, our vast 41 sqm Deluxe Junior Suites with Sea Views and Terraces offer an unparalleled blend of style and tranquillity. Grand windows and a generous terrace look out over the cerulean expanse of the Tyrrhenian Sea – a constant reminder of the idyllic island location. Indoors, the sophisticated seating area boasts stylish furnishings and objets d’art and leads on to a bedroom where a super-king-sized bed and Carrara marble en suite bathroom – complete with bathtub, walk-in shower and Irene Forte Skincare products – promise replenishing rest and relaxation.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Suite

Sea View Suite

Our stunning 69 sqm Sea View Suites offer exquisite comfort and tranquillity, as well as unbeatable views over the sapphire waters of the Gulf of Palermo. Tall ceilings, large windows, a natural colour palette and, in some suites, French balconies, give an airy feel to these spacious rooms. A generous sitting room is outfitted with curated furniture, creating stylish spots in which to read or unwind. Exquisite artworks hang in the bedroom, above a splendid super-king-sized bed, and walk-in-wardrobes are available in selected suites. The suites boast en suite marble bathrooms, crafted from Carrara marble and handmade Sicilian tiles, furnished with bathtubs, walk-in showers and in some suites, his and hers sinks. Each bathroom is, of course, stocked with the exclusive Irene Forte Skincare line.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Deluxe Suite Sea View

Deluxe Suite with Sea View and Terrace

With smooth wooden floors, an earthy palette and resplendent with hand-stitched fabrics, curated artworks and antiques, the beauty of Sicily is reflected throughout the décor of our 61 sqm Deluxe Suite with Sea Views and Terrace. Find peace in which to read or entertain in the light-filled sitting room or on your private terrace. Make sure to savour the spectacular views over terraced coastal gardens leading down to the water. Inside, the adjacent bedroom is furnished with a super-king-sized bed with pillow menu to ensure exceptional slumber, a walk-in wardrobe and a serene en suite bathroom, crafted from Carrara marble and exquisite handmade Sicilian floor tiles. Luxuriate in the decadent bathtub or separate walk-in shower and enjoy Irene Forte Skincare products created from local botanicals.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Florio Suite

Florio Suite

Named for and inspired by the Florio dynasty who commissioned the creation of Villa Igiea in the late 19th century, our signature 76 sqm Florio Suite is aptly ornate, evoking the Golden Age of understated glamour. Wooden floors and a serene natural palette complement the high ceilings, tall windows and subtle design features. The sitting room doors give way to a private terrace with incomparable sea views, ideal for that ambient sunset aperitivo. The vast bedroom is furnished with a spacious walk-in wardrobe, a plush super-king-sized bed (complete with pillow menu) and tasteful artworks evoking Sicily’s beauty and heritage. The suite’s expansive en suite bathroom renders bathing or pampering a truly indulgent experience. Crafted from fine Carrara marble and with handmade Sicilian floor tiles, this serene space boasts a free-standing bathtub, separate walk-in shower and double sinks, with Irene Forte Skincare products, crafted from organic Sicilian botanicals, waiting to be sampled. The Florio Suite can be connected to another room.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite

The crowning jewel of Villa Igiea, this 105 square metre suite evokes a superior Sicilian residence, and offers ample space in which to relax, entertain guests, or pamper oneself. Through the elegant entry hall, the generous sitting room features stylish contemporary furnishings, a classic colour palette, hand-picked artworks and opulent seating – a guest toilet is situated nearby for entertaining convenience.

Bright natural light and softly scented sea breezes enter the through the terrace doors; head outside to bask in the sunshine or take in the picturesque panoramas. Adjacent, the expansive bedroom features a super-king-sized bed draped in exquisite fabrics. Tasteful rugs contrast the smooth wood floor, with curated paintings and antiques adorning the walls and tables. A walk-in wardrobe and beautiful marble bathroom with luxurious Irene Forte Skincare toiletries complete the picture. An extra bed can be added for a third adult or a child and the suite can be connected to other rooms to accommodate large families or entourages.

Drawing on the finest local produce and ingredients native only to Sicily, Villa Igiea offers a culinary experience like no other. The menus, carefully crafted by Fulvio Pierangelini, pay tribute to timeless traditional recipes while showcasing the evolutionary flair for which our Chef is known. Featuring fresh fruits of the sea and produce from surrounding farms, classic pasta and delicious fritti, each simple, flavourful dish is complemented by wines sourced from estates across Sicily and beyond. Whether it’s a laid-back breakfast, an al fresco lunch or a sumptuous evening banquet, each meal, elegantly served, is a gourmet celebration of the island’s extraordinary natural bounty.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Dining
Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Dining

Restaurant

In Palermo, Baroque palaces and gold-stone palazzos line broad promenades and piazzas, the façades of centuries-old churches hide magnificent mosaics and fabulous frescoes, while in serene gardens, solemn statues look out over ornate fountains. As dusk descends, locals take to the boulevards for a romantic passeggiata, admiring a rural backdrop of rolling hills with the cerulean waters of the Tyrrhenian sea at the fore.

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Palermo Pool
Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Pool
Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Pool
Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Pool

Pool

Rocco Forte Villa Igiea Wellness

Wellness Center

Area & Location

Area, Country
Taormina ME, Italy
Nearest Airport
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport, Catania CT
Local Currency
Euro
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Language
Italian
Best time to go
April through October

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