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Address: Piazza Garibaldi, Bagheria, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 091 932088
09:00 - 13:00
15:30 - 17:30
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15:30 - 17:30

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Faded glory

If you are looking for something a little different than the usual visit to church's and grand palaces, then a visit to this crumbling sandstone villa is worth a detour. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 April 2016
Preston, Lancashire
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Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Hello, The Villa is beautiful but there is no explication about its history etc, it's a pity ... Moroever, the flyer in French that they give you is full of mistakes. It's a shame for a paid visit ... So you go there and just walk around, no explanation about the place ... Xavier

Thank Xavier R
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting Bagheria last week we thought we couldn't miss that Villa worldwide known What a deception , for 6 € per person , you can access only to 3 empty rooms the rest being closed , and the ground level seemingly divided in occupied apartments With the best will the visit lasts 5 minutes , no more , time go... More 

Thank Pascal P
London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you want to visit somewhere completely different this is the place! A crumbling ( certainly) gem in the centre of a lovely little town. The legend has it that the original owner was a hunchback whose wife took many lovers. In revenge he commissioned a sculptor to produce grotesque caricatures of her lovers with which he decorated the garden... More 

Thank Thespecialagent
Wroclaw, Poland
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106 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

A very, very long time ago it was a unique and delightful palace. But now it is a complete ruin. A very sad picture of shameful neglect and lack of care. There are to see only three rooms in a terrible state, destroyed and devastated. The small garden looks better, but figures, although interesting, are also very damaged. Not worth... More 

Thank swrtbvghjh
Preston, Lancashire
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463 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something a little different than the usual visit to church's and grand palaces, then a visit to this crumbling sandstone villa is worth a detour. The palace was built by Ferdinand, Prince of Palagonia who took revenge of his wives many lovers by cruelly caricaturing them.The result are various grotesque gnomes, gargoyles and assorted mutant... More 

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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344 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

First this is located right off the main square which trip advisor makes you think it is not. It was worth the trip thru town and the crazy streets. Loved the statues and the inside of the palace. It was run down but still very interesting.

Thank mmccauley2006
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nice baroque villa in the centre of Bagheria. Park to the West of the pedestrian zone and walk along Corso Umberto 1 to the villa. Impressing although not beautifull statues round the villa. The villa itself need a makeover, but it will be extremely costly. Decay can also be beuatifull!

1 Thank Henrik F
St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Quite interesting and original place. Probably, the most famous landmark in Bagheria. Unusual interior of the premises where access is open to visitors. Several spoils the impression that the villas are situated around a modern building.

Thank lucky_spb
Bologna, Italy
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Bagheria is not far from the city of Palermo, 20 minutes by car, and here the main attraction is Villa Palagonia. A very unique 18th century home, built in the grotesque style with gargoyle-esque statues surrounding the villa. As it is a private building, visitors are only able to visit the gardens and 3 rooms. The main room, the room... More 

Thank GlesniW
Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I loved this place .for its history and its atmosphere. Surrounded by modern day housing , stepping in you are immediately in another century ; surrounded by grotesques and with peeling ceilings and walls . Read more

Thank martin b

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