The sunrise over the Gulf of Termini Imerese,
the sunset over the Gulf of Palermo,
and the steady, refreshing sea breeze.
These were the reasons why wealthy aristocrats of 17th and 18th century Palermo built their magnificent summer villas in Bagheria. In those days the villas had large Mediterranean gardens attached, full of citrus trees and flowers.
The film "The Leopard" gives a taste of life in a historic Sicilian villa. Nowadays, two of the villas of Bagheria are open to the public as museums and one is used for luxurious weddings.
More interesting for many people, though, are the more modern villas and mansions built overlooking the sea. Their balconies and roof terraces offer breathtaking panoramas of the Gulf of Palermo, but many of them have their own private beaches as well. Some of these highly sought-after villas are available as holiday lettings.
Private apartments offer those enjoying their holidays in Sicily the greatest amount of freedom. Bagheria offers holiday apartments right on the sea in the Mongerbino district:
Bagheria is well known for its baroque villas. But there is much more to see.
Find out more on the Things to See in Bagheria page.
Anyone can visit Bagheria without knowing a word of Italian. But wouldn't it be nice to speak a bit of the most beautiful language in the world? You can! In Bagheria there's a language school right next to the sea.
More information can be found on our page: Learn Italian in Bagheria.
So Bagheria has finally tempted you? Then only one question remains: how to get there? Bagheria's proximity to Palermo makes getting there by Trenitalia or by car very easy.
Find out more on our page: How to get there.
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