Villa Palagonia

November 30, 2009

One of the first stops on our weekend adventure was Villa Palagonia in Bagheria. A very ornate and creepy Baroque villa with an equal mix of decay and decadence. We were the only ones there which was perfect since we were traveling with friends and had a total of six children between the ages of 9 and 1. The kids were able to run through the gardens and create some drama with their voices in the Hall of Mirrors without disturbing anyone except perhaps some of the ghosts from the glory (or should I say gory) days of the Villa. Here's how Frommer's describes the Villa and the story of its monsters. It was a very interesting place and unlike anything else we have seen since our arrival in Sicily.
likeschocolate said...

It seems that someone may have been a little gothic or had a good sense of humor. The villa is beautiful!

Mom2Isabel said...

Hey,
How did you snap a picture of me the morning after book club?

Dawn said...

What a fun adventure... you guys might just have to go back around halloween!
Your pictures are beautiful!
Oh, and so happy the great turkey experiment came out well...

boatbaby said...

Sounds fabulous! Zach would LOVE to visit there. I will add it to the "someday" list. Thank you for sharing!

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