Villa Tasca

on request

Magical aristocratic villa whose guests have ranged from
Jackie Kennedy to Wagner, Verdi and Bismarck


Palermo (Pa)








large pool

A fabulous neoclassical villa with extensive grounds and swimming pool, villa Tasca belongs to one of the leading aristocratic families in Sicily.

The villa is located on the edge of the historic little town of Monreale – famous for its Arab-Norman cathedral – and is without doubt one of the most evocative historic houses in Sicily, thanks not only to its original architecture, but to the love and care lavished on both villa and gardens by its owners.


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The villa is surrounded by an enormous, nationally recognised park, a typical example of the ‘giardino romantico’ or romantic gardens so popular in the late 18th century when the villa was built, with lush tropical vegetation, a lake on which a pair of swans called Tristan and Isotta live, and a miniature neoclassical temple. The second lake has been transformed into a swimming pool.

The piano nobile, accessed either via a huge billiards room, or via an imposing staircase, consists of a gran salone, or main reception room, followed by a series of interconnecting parlours or salotti. Rooms are magnificent – frescoed, with floors of maiolica, and furnished with period pieces. The result is not only visually appealing and suffused with historic atmosphere, but very comfortable – you will feel immediately at home!
The villa is ideal for a really special – and definitely unforgettable – holiday for anyone who wants to experience life in a magnificent historic villa at first hand – with all modern comforts!

We accept also short stays ( a minimum of 3 nights)

Your villa at a glance

Garden Floor

Billards room
2 Junior suites, each with private bathroom
Piano Nobile
Large reception room
Dining room

Games room with TV
2 large suites with private bathroom and parlour


Large terrace (at piano nobile level)
1.2 hectare of romantic garden
8 hectares fo park
Swimming pool

We like

Walking in the vast gardens, discovering hidden corners and romantic vistas.
Diving into the big swimming pool under the inscrutable gaze of an antique statue.
The ancient maiolica pavements and the Arcadian frescoes.
Imagining the scenes in the villa when famous people visited – from royalty to Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi and Jacqueline KennedyWandering around enchanting Monreale, and taking day trips to Palermo and Cefalù.

We think

Opening this villa to guests has been a wonderful way of preserving not only its beauty, but its soul!
Staying in this magnificent villa will be an unforgettable experience for anyone who loves history and wants to experience the life of an aristocratic home at first hand. Service is impeccable.


  • Palermo centre 2,4 miles
  • Palermo airport 20 miles
  • Mondello beach 7 miles
  • Cefalù 45 miles
  • Trapani 54 miles

Things to do

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

  • Mondello is 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