Villa Igiea, Sicily

Reinvented under the signature flair of Olga Polizzi and the Rocco Forte family, Villa Igiea makes for an effortlessly luxurious getaway in Palermo. This home away from home is perfectly poised on the Bay of Palermo, encompassed by manicured gardens and with only the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea stretching before it. The 66 rooms and suites are intrinsically Sicilian, as is everything else Villa Igiea does, from the warmth of the service to the flavour of the cuisine.

LOCATION

Perched on the northern edge of the island, overlooking the dazzling Mediterranean Sea, Villa Igiea is idyllically placed in Sicily’s capital Palermo, a city with bundles to offer. Just 3 kilometres, a quick 30-minute walk, from the centre of Palermo there is plenty to do and enjoy, with Villa Igiea’s staff on hand to help you make the most of your stay. As for getting to and away, it’s just an easy 30-minute drive to Palermo airport.

YOUR ROOM

Utmost care and attention have been taken to ensure the 66 rooms and suites at Villa Igiea remain authentically Sicilian – without compromising on the luxuries of modern travel. The result is warm and inviting with a flawless finish. Parquet floors and glistening marble provide a backdrop to rich colours and vibrant patterns whilst patio doors can also be found leading out to private terraces.

WHY WE LIKE IT

With the abundance of activities on offer through the hotel, it is possible to make your stay at Villa Igiea into whatever kind you fancy. If the culture and wonders of Palermo call to you, you can explore the city with a guided tour of the cities street food and hidden treasures, snorkel in the Mondello Bay or dive the clear water of Ustica, one of Europe’s top diving spots. Or you can simply turn your back against the world, enjoying your time off in the sun.

Villa Igiea will reopen under Rocco Forte Hotels in June 2020