Air, light and grandeur of a princely dwelling: Villa Virginia rises along the ancient Lolli street (today Via Dante) which once led to the “piano dell’Olivuzza”, and is an example of the most refined works of the Palermo liberty period.
The building, dating back to the early twentieth century, is located next to the greenery of Villa Malfitano and part of its façade overlooks the garden.
Upon entering you will immediately find yourself immersed in the early 1900s, thanks to the grandeur of the staircase that leads to the first floor, thanks to the coffered ceiling, and to the polychrome glass windows that give majesty to this villa that brings back to the Florio period.
On the ground floor there are the lounges, the gaming rooms and the dining rooms, all furnished with period furniture and tapestries. Paintings and furnishings are original and also date back to the flourishing Liberty period of Palermo in the early 1900s. The salons overlook the garden of the villa through the large windows of the façade, and one of the two dining rooms is frescoed with oriental style images, according to the trends of the period, by the painter Otama Kiyohara (wife of the sculptor Vincenzo Ragusa).
The access to the first floor, where the bedrooms are to be found, is through the wooden staircase as well as the marble staircase. The bedrooms are spacious and also furnished with the original period furniture except for the beds, some of them created by local artisans not so long ago.
The corridor of the closets leads to a green room with a green paneling, which was the lady's dressing room, while on the opposite side there is the former gentleman's dressing room. Between the two rooms is the master bedroom with four-poster bed, the only modern piece. The bathrooms also come with original pieces, such as the bathtubs and sinks.
Everything has been restored trying to preserve the elements, the furnishings and the original structure as much as possible, even the color of the walls has been recreated as the original.
Since the very beginning, by staying at Villa Virginia guests will be immersed in a unique experience, which will take them back to 1902 and to the ancient splendor of the era.
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Villa Virginia is located in the centre of Palermo, in a very well-served area and conveniently connected to all the main areas of the city. Piazza Politeama and Teatro Massimo are 15 minutes far by walking, as well as Castello della Zisa.
Villa Malfitano is located just 450 meters away from our Villa. Furthermore, not far from Villa Virginia our guest may find Cantieri Culturali della Zisa, the cultural beating heart of Palermo, and Villino Florio.