Rocco Forte Accommodations has unveiled the newly restored Villa Igiea in Italy.
The Artwork Nouveau palazzo overlooking the Gulf of Palermo, initially designed by Ernesto Basile commissioned by the influential Florio household, returns to its former splendour as a jewel of the Mediterranean.
Nestled between land and sea, makes it an ideal base to find the in depth cultural heritage of Palermo, which offers guests with enchanting sights and distinctive experiences.
Inbuilt 1900, the historic palazzo has been meticulously renovated by Olga Polizzi, design director of Rocco Forte Accommodations, in collaboration with famend architects Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen of Nicholas Haslam Studios.
Commenting on the opening of Villa Igiea, Rocco Forte, chief government of Rocco Forte Accommodations, mentioned: “Villa Igiea is an iconic constructing which, like its unique proprietor Franca Florio, is a grand woman of allure and class and a logo of hospitality.
“It has been the focus of town of Palermo for over 100 years internet hosting artists, emperors and the Hollywood elite, enraptured by the wonders of Sicily.
“I’m so proud to be a part of the historical past of this outstanding lodge and to have had the possibility to revive it to its unique splendour.”
For the opening of Villa Igiea, the concierge staff has created a collection of itineraries, which assure unforgettable reminiscences, and permit friends to get to know Palermo, town of a thousand faces.
With its eight UNESCO heritage websites and the extraordinary colors and smells of the native markets, this Mediterranean gem affords infinite inspiration for locating the historic, architectonic and panorama delights of town.