Luxury hotel holiday Villa Igiea Palermo

The Villa Igiea is an historic, 5-star hotel, dating from the late 1890s situated on the seafront on the northern edge of Palermo. Priding itself on being a seaside-meets-city sanctuary, for many years it was a favoured escape for royalty, dignitaries and celebrities. Today the refurbished hotel offers 100 exquisite, comfortable rooms and suites, some with sea view, and outstanding service and facilities, much appreciated after serious sightseeing forays in Palermo.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flight from London to Palermo return economy
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available – rooms and flight

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Villa Igiea, Palermo, Sicily

The Hotel de la Ville is a dynamic and vibrant new property at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome. Spacious rooms with city views, two restaurants, extensive spa and rooftop terrace.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location On the sea front about 15 minutes by car from the historical centre

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Palermo Punta Raisi

Distance from airport About 30 minutes by taxi

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant with terrace, pool grill and pizza restaurant, garden, terraces, bar, outdoor swimming pool, spa, gym and fitness studio, beauty salon, tennis, outdoor yoga sessions, 24-hour in-room dining, free shuttle bus to the city centre, valet parking, shoe shine service, same-day laundry service.

Complimentary

Wi-Fi

Out and about nearby

The Villa Igiea is on the seafront facing the Gulf of Palermo and has the historic old town of Palermo a short taxi ride away. As well as the Quattro Canti of Palermo’s historic district, you will find magnificent Baroque masterpieces, the Porta Nuova, the Palazzo dei Normanni, the cathedral and the Castello a Mare. There is also the regional archaeological museum Antonino Salinas and the fruit and vegetable stalls of the Mercato Vucciria.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 5 nights

From about

£1,290 Low season - 3 Nov to 4 Dec

£1,730 High season - 28 May to 16 Oct

Holiday Code IE145

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Villa Igiea, Palermo, Sicily

Room descriptions

Villa Igiea has 78 rooms and 22 suites, with marble bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers, toiletries, smart TV, in room bar and in room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi. Bookings for suites with sea view upwards receive the following benefits: personalised concierge service, in-suite check-in, complimentary in-room bar of beers and non-alcoholic drinks, unpacking service, and complimentary pressing of one suit or one dress.

Superior room 31 sqm with king or twin beds, hotel view
Studio room 55 sqm, super king bed which can be twinned, an extra bed can be accommodated, garden or city view
Deluxe room with sea view 31 sqm, super king bed which can be twinned, views over the Gulf of Palermo
Executive room with sea view and terrace 31 sqm, super king bed, views over the Gulf of Palermo, terrace
Junior suite with sea view 38 sqm, super king bed which can be twinned, sea view, separate bathtub and walk-in shower
Suite with sea view 69 sqm, super king bed which can be twinned, bedroom and sitting room, separate bathtub and walk-in shower
Sea view suite and terrace 61 sqm, super king bed which can be twinned, sea view, separate bathtub and walk-in shower, terrace

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 5 nights

From about

£1,290 Low season - 3 Nov to 4 Dec

£1,730 High season - 28 May to 16 Oct

Holiday Code IE145

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Villa Igiea, Palermo, Sicily

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Villa Igiea in Palermo, our clients usually fly to Palermo. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. It is a 30-minute taxi journey from the train station to the hotel. If you are including the Villa Igiea as part of a touring holiday of Sicily, with a hire-car, you may want to pick up the car after your stay in Palermo or drop it off at the airport before your stay in Palermo.

Special offers

Early booking offers 2021 Book 7 days in advance for stays from 3 November to 4 December and receive a reduction of 10%. Book 14 days in advance for stays from 17 October to 2 November and receive a reduction of 10%. Book 21 days in advance for stays from 28 May to 16 October and receive a reduction of 10%.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 5 nights

From about

£1,290 Low season - 3 Nov to 4 Dec

£1,730 High season - 28 May to 16 Oct

Holiday Code IE145

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Villa Igiea, Palermo, Sicily

Highlights of Sicily

An ascent of Mount Etna, partly by car and then further on foot (guides available) through the luxuriant vegetation which includes oranges and lemons, bougainvillaea and poinsettias and then higher up the groves of walnuts, cherries, almonds, pistachios and vines. Palermo is known for its street markets, especially Vucciria and Ballaro, where traders and hawkers, pickpockets and shoppers converge amongst narrow streets and stalls of wares. See the traditional costumes and dialect of Piana degli Albanesi, where Albanians settled in the 15th Century. Revel in the splendid site of Taormina above the sea with views to Etna. Local crafts include cork, ceramics, honey, embroidery, raffia. Enjoy the calm and remoteness of the Aeolian Islands with their clear waters, beautiful scenery and peaceful way of life. Enjoy the gardens of the Villa Giulia in Palermo and the Public Gardens in Taormina.

Cultural highlights of Sicily

Palermo contains some of the greatest Arab-Norman buildings in existence - San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale with its striking Cappella Palatina and La Martorana. Monreale outside Palermo is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily and contains beautiful 12th and 13th Century mosaics and cloisters. The Doric temples of the 5th Century BC in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Cefalu has the `Portrait of a Man` by Antonello da Messina, dating from 1465 in its Museo Mandralisca.

Festivals in Sicily

Many Sicilian local festivals are linked to Saints’ Days. A few of the most well-known festivals generally include Carnival celebrations in Taormina and Acireale. Easter is celebrated especially in Trapani, Marsala and Piana degli Albanesi. Messina celebrates Ferragosto on the 15th August with a firework display over the Straits. The Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore takes place in Agrigento in the first and second weeks of February to celebrate the almond blossom. Taormina Arte is a summer festival of music, cinema, ballet and theatre, held in the Greek theatre. The Palio dei Normanni takes place in Piazza Armeria in August.

Gastronomy in Sicily

The gastronomy of Sicily, like much of the culture of the island, has been heavily influenced by its history. Cuscus is a Sicilian version of couscous, and marzipan features heavily in sweets. Local produce includes citrus fruits, almonds, capers, olives, peppers and fish. Local specialities include Maccheroni con le sarde (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, pine nuts and saffron), Pesce spada (grilled sword fish), 'alla Siciliana' with capers, red peppers and herbs. Cassata is a popular dessert made with ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios and Cannoli are almond biscuits stuffed with ricotta. Sicily produces a variety of red and white wines including Corvo di Salaparuta and Etna, Marsala and Malvasia.

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