Villa Tasca in Palermo
Villa Tasca is located in an 8 hectare park full of citrus groves and old trees. While the Villa has a sixteenth-century structure, the oasis that protects it is one of the most emblematic gardens of nineteenth-century Sicilian Romanticism.
The sinuous shapes of the stone-bordered flower beds and the luxuriant vegetation of tropical origin mean that once you enter you have the feeling of being immersed in a world full of silence and suggestions.
The lawns allow you to live the garden in everyday life with lightness and simplicity. The large and bright interiors are characterized by frescoes and majolica representing rock scenes that give a feeling of serenity and liveliness.
A historic home, a family home, an enchanted garden where Wagner, Goethe and many others loved to spend time. Your stay will be an experience of wine, food, botany and history, where you can also celebrate the important moments of your life.
History of Villa Tasca
The origins of Villa Camastra (later Villa Tasca), date back to the mid-fifteenth century. Located on the edge of the historic center of Palermo, it is one of the most suggestive residences in the whole of Sicily.
Immersed in a luxuriant and variegated flora, among palms, almond trees and acacias, it was the first hunting lodge, to be transformed into a holiday residence.
A unique and enchanting place, it has always hosted illustrious people, so much so that it captured the soul of the composer Wagner, who spent some time there, composing here, in 1881, the third act of the "Parsifal".
This green oasis, which was cultivated with vineyards, became one of the oldest regional cellars. Thus began to produce the first red wine, enjoying success in the great restaurants of Europe and overseas.
Price of visits: € 60,00 for groups of minimum 20 guests (the price includes a coffee break, garden tour and an interior visit).
Responsible: Dr. Claudia Ruffo
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