Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Rocco Forte Hotels, Villa Igiea has curated an artistic guide to the Palermo of the aristocratic Florio family.
The influential family who built Villa Igiea, the Florios were both wealthy and well known. You’ll get to know the history of Palermo through the Florio family on a city-wide tour which takes in the Norman, Rococo and Art Nouveau architecture of Sicily’s capital.
You’ll be welcomed for a private tour of the stunning 300-year-old Palazzo Gangi - often compared to Versaille’s Hall of Mirrors - by the princess of the palace. Time travel through the centuries as you circumnavigate the Sicilian old quarter, the Norman sector and baroque palaces on an all-encompassing city tour.
On your private tour you’ll get to know architect, Ernesto Basile, who was commissioned by the Florio family to design both Villa Igiea and Teatro Massimo, the largest opera house in Italy. Finish your epic architectural adventure with dinner in the hotel’s airy Louis XVI hall, named in honour of the Florio family.
Select up to five different European Rocco Forte Hotels on your European Grand Tour and enhance your itinerary, if you wish, with one or more of our unique, curated experiences.