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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
4
Sleeps:
16
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
No

4 Full baths

Description from manager

There are a four spacious suites (3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom) for 8 people. Two extra beds can can be placed upon request in each room bringing the maximum capacity to 16 (8+8) guests:

A grand double staircase sweeps up from the gardens to the main floor (noble floor) decorated and furnished with stunning neo-classical frescoes, majolica floor tiles created by the great Neapolitan master Attanasio in 1777, 17th century Palermitan furniture, Persian carpets and ornate, antique Murano glassware. Apart from the main drawing room with its beautiful terrace overlooking the gardens, the piano nobile is also home to the dining room, the music room (complete with grand piano and manuscripts signed by Wagner, Verdi and Artur Rubenstein), the TV room, a small service kitchen and two beautiful and generously proportioned suites, one with a double bed and one with a double bed and a French bed (making it an extremely spacious twin if necessary). Both have views over the gardens, large elegant dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms (with separate tub and shower).

On the ground floor below, with access to a shady covered terrace looking out towards the gardens, is a billiard room, the library, a bar, the main kitchen and another two spacious double bedroom suites, both with en suite bathrooms (one with tub and one with separate tub and shower).

Ground floor:

* Billiard room

* Sitting room 1

* Sitting room 2

* Guest bathroom

* Main kitchen

* Suite Blue with en suite bathroom (3 steps)

* Suite Rosa with en suite bathroom (4 steps)

2 extrabeds can be placed upon request in each room (tot 4).

First floor (noble floor):

* Central hall

* Dining room

* Sitting room Blu

* Sitting room Monetari

* Sitting room Giallo

* Living room with piano (music room)

* Suite Majolica with en suite bathroom

* Suite Contessa with boudoir and en suite bathroom

2 extrabeds can be placed upon request in each room (tot 4).

Outdoors:

* The large first floor terrace looking over the grounds is the perfect spot for dinner in the summer months, while the covered terrace below is ideal for breakfast.

* The beautiful, mature gardens offer a series of teasing perspectives, intended to inspire philosophical contemplation and artistic endeavour. The huge variety of Mediterranean and tropical flora will delight amateur and professional horticulturalists alike; grotto, pavilion, swan lake (home to Tristan and Isolde).

* Huge, irregularly shaped swimming pool

* Parking

A magical aristocratic villa set within an exotic park

Savor the splendid sunshine and luxurious style of Sicily at this exquisite historic villa located 15 minutes (8 km) west of Palermo. Dating back to the 16th century, Villa Tasca is one of Sicily's most prestigious and historic aristocratic residences. This prestige is reflected in every aspect of the property, from its spacious and elegant suites frescoed walls and ceilings, myriad works of art and collectible antiques to its exceptional staff and and from its private chapel to its sublime gardens, one of the most wondrous gardens in Sicily.

Villa Tasca is a historic place and a family home in one. A living environment where guests will be immersed in the same atmosphere experienced by Jacqueline Kennedy, King Ferdinand IV and Queen Caroline, Bismarck, Margherita di Savoia, and set to music by composers as Paganini, Verdi or Wagner who completed Parsifal while staying here in 1881. The film "Il Gattopardo" directed by Luchino Visconti was shot in this extraordinary villa.

Located on the road from Palermo to Monreale, in a 20-acre park full of citrus orchards and majestic century-old trees, this awesome villa can be the best place to savour the ancient legendary Sicilian luxury. This strategic position just off Palermo's ring road, means that both the old town centre and the Duomo of Monreale are within very easy striking distance. The central position of Villa Tasca also means that, alongside the singing of birds and the gentle aquatic murmur of the water features, some traffic noise can be heard in the garden.

The original villa was originally built in the 1500s, as a hunting lodge by the Baron of Montefalco, who considered the area, which was blessed with abundant streams, forests teeming with wild animals and easy access to Palermo, ideal for his needs. Over the centuries, Villa Tasca has been owned by some of Sicily’s most illustrious noble families who altered and improved the property. The last significant changes were made in the mid-to late 18th century and the neo-classical form and decorative treasures we see today mainly date from that period.

The enchantment begins as soon as you drive down through an elegant avenue of palm trees. Stepping inside the large and well-lit interiors of the villa you’ll be surrounded by graceful furnishings, antiques, family paintings and historic attributes including vaulted ceilings and by wonderful pastoral frescoes and tile-work that transmit the same balance of liveliness and serenity found

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 12673382

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
10

Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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Damage deposit: ($5,623.98) €5,000.00
Smoking
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Amenities

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Linen provided
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 4 Full baths

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