Arabian nights kitsch with
garden in Mondello








Large pool

The villa’s name, ‘a thousand and one nights’ reflects its exotic Moorish-style architecture. It is set in three different buildings within a vast garden – a rare thing in Mondello. The villa lies within the historic core of Mondello, an area known as ‘delle saline’, which still retains something of the appearance and atmosphere of the modest fishing village Mondello was before becoming Palermo’s most popular seaside resort…

4 bedrooms, 8 sleeps
25 August - 20 October

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Refundable at the departure less any damages € 1000

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The first building, Arabic in style, houses a bedroom with its own small private terrace. From here a paved avenue, leads to the building housing the living area. This consists of a spacious living room, a carefully hidden kitchen, a bar area, and an ample patio with dining table and sofas. The third building holds the rest of the bedrooms – two double rooms with ensuite bathroom on the ground floor, and on the upper floor (reached via a spiral staircase) a suite, consisting of a spacious living room, bedroom with small terrace, a small kitchen and a bathroom. The heart and soul of the villa, however, is the luxuriant garden with its swimming pool. Several little ‘conversation corners’, set with garden furniture and illuminated at night, make it a genuine outdoor living room. The swimming pool is large, with a slide and diving board. There is a changing room and bathroom nearby Useful information: No dishwasher Washing machine (shared with the owners when they are in residence) the oven is in the suite at first floor.

Your villa at a glance

Four double bedrooms (with double bed)
Each with ensuite bathroom or shower.
Two kitchens ( only the Kitchen in the suite at first floor has the oven)
Living room
Huge garden
Swimming pool with changing room and bathroom

We like

The Arabian Nights style — not only a perfect example of Sicilian seaside fantasy architecture, but comfortable and fun as well. The garden is vast so even in the height of summer, when Mondello is busy, the villa is quiet. If you want peace and a good pool, and dont mind the lack of sea view, this is ideal. We liked having the beach, shops and restaurants in walking distance — even though we were a bit reluctant to leave the poolside!

We think

Ideal for a group of friends or a family with older children. We don’t think the villa is suitable for young children


  • Palermo airport 23 miles
  • Trapani airport 64 miles
  • Mondello beach 0.6 miles
  • Mondello central square 1.1 miles
  • Palermo centre 5.5 miles
  • Palermo harbour 6.2 miles


It's so super here

September 2, 2014

We have had such a super time here in this beautiful house. There is so much to look at and discover. Georgia has now gone to Tunisia on holiday. ‘Why?’ I asked her today! it’s so super here.

- Jenny

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Things to do

Some things not to miss in you are staying at the Villa Mille e una notte.

  • 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