Villa Genoard

from € 12.000
to € 15.750
for week
(related to 2024)

Spacious, comfortable villa with pool
a short distance from Mondello beach



Mondello, Palermo









The villa, with a little touch of romance, takes its name from the Genoard, the enchanted garden of Sicily’s Norman kings. The name, which derives from the Arabic “Gennat-al-ard“, literally means Earthly Paradise, and has left an indelible mark on Sicilian traditions. It is still used today to indicate a particularly beautiful place, hence the owner’s decision to name their villa after the magical garden of medieval kings.


Find out more

The villa is in fact surrounded by a large and lovely garden. It may not be as large or luxurious as the original Genoard,, but with its large lawn intersected with walkways, and magnolia trees and bougainvillea adding dramatic splashes of colour, it is relaxing, peaceful and has its own special magic.
The villa is on 3 levels connected by flights of stairs: on the garden level is a very large living area with fireplace, TV room, dining room, large kitchen, office and guest bathroom. The living room overlooks a large sheltered portico — creating a perfect outdoor dining area, sheltered from the heat of the mid-day sun.
On the first floor there are two spacious suites with ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets and a private terrace overlooking the pool.

Downstairs is a basement, where four ensuite bedrooms, which can also be accessed from the garden, are set around a second living room.
All bedrooms have king size beds and TVs.
Furnishings are comfortable and practical, but also include several interesting family heirlooms.
The large garden has a lawn i, a beautiful swimming pool (10x7x1.20) with a whirlpool area, and a furnished gazebo where you can have a drink or read a book — perfect for a shady mid-afternoon rest on a hot summer day.
There is also a small vegetable garden available for guests.
Mondello beach and its lidos are easily reachable on foot or by bicycle.

Your villa at a glance

Large garden
Pool (7m x10m)
Changing room with bathroom and outdoor shower
Vegetable garden
Indoor and outdoor private parking
Garden-level: large living room with fireplace, TV room, dining room, kitchen, office and guest bathroom
First floor: two suites with ensuite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and terrace:
Basement: large living room; 4 ensuite bedrooms with access to the garden

We like

Going to the beach on the villa’s bike, to swim in the crystalline waters of Mondello .
Requesting an aperitivo or typical Sicilian dinner from the villa’s associated staff.
Enjoying the cool of the large garden and diving into the swimming pool on a hot sunny afternoon.
Taking a boat trip to explore the enchanting bays and the pristine waters of ​​the Capo Gallo nature reserve.
Visiting the historic centre of Palermo, one of the largest in Europe, which is only 7 km away.

We think

The villa’s spaciousness, large garden and numerous ensuite bedrooms make it ideal for groups of family and friends who want to combine the independence of a villa holiday with the ease of having a beach, resort and Palermo nearby.


  • Palermo airport 23 miles
  • Trapani airport 64 miles
  • Mondello central square 1.4 miles
  • Mondello beach 0.9 miles
  • Palermo centre 5.5 miles
  • Palermo harbour 6.2 miles

Things to do

Some things not to miss in you are staying at the Villa Genoard.

  • Mondello’s most striking and characteristic buildings are the Liberty or Art Nouveau villas built by the wealthy and aristocratic Palermitani of the early 20th century.
  • Monte Pellegrino, overlooking the bay of Mondello, was considered to be the most beautiful promontory in the world by the poet Goethe.
  • the Sanctuary of Saint Rosalia, Palermo’s much-venerated patron saint.
  • the Parco della Favorita, onetime hunting reserve of the Bourbon royal family, The park includes a Chinese-style Casina. Also bordering the park is the Villa Niscemi (whose owners also donated land to the King), evocatively described in the book These Happy Summer Days by Fulco di Verdura. The villa can be visited.
  • The natural reserve of Capo Gallo
  • The historic centre of Palermo, one, togheter Rome and Barcellona; the largest in Europe
  • Marvel at the Palazzo dei Normanni, home to the most splendid court in medieval Europe, with the sumptuous jewel-box-like mosaics of Cappella Palatina at its heart.
  • Visit the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia at Palazzo Abatellis, where highlights include a haunting white marble portrait bust of Eleanor of Aragon by Francesco Laurana, and a fine collection of works by Sicily’s greatest artist, Antonello da Messina