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Sicily, Italy


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Occupying a bluff fifteen kilometers east of Palermo, Bagheria enjoys a privileged position with views of both the Mediterranean and the capital. Its name either descends from the Phoenician Bayharia (“land that descends toward the sea”) or the Arabic B?b al-Gerib (“windy gateway”). Both descriptions are apt. In the 18th Century, the elite of Palermo chose Bagheria as the place to escape city life and erect their villas. These remain into the present day, and give the town of 55,000 a peculiar feel. Gorgeous Baroque and Neoclassical villas with poetic names like Palagonia, Spedalotto and Serradifalco are spotted throughout the town, hidden among ugly newer constructions thrown together in the post-war years.

Address and Contact Details for Bagheria

90011 Province of Palermo

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Other Local Activities in Sicily

  • Area Archeologica Segesta
  • Artemide Fountain
  • Bagheria
  • Calamosche
  • Catania
  • Catania Cathedral
  • Cathedral of Monreale
  • Enna Cathedral
  • Erice
  • Fontane Bianchi
  • Greek Theatre
  • Lombardy Castle
  • Marsala
  • Marzamemi
  • Messina
  • Mount Etna
  • Noto
  • Palazzo dei Normanni
  • Palermo
  • Palermo Cathedral
  • Pantalica Necropolis
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Savoca
  • St Nicholas Cathedral of Noto
  • Syracuse Cathedral
  • Taormina
  • Temple of Hera
  • Tindari
  • Trapani
  • Valley of the Temples, Agrigento