Commissioned by the famous Florio family at the end of the 19th century, at the height of the ‘Belle Epoque’, this magnificent villa was originally destined to become an exclusive healthcare centre. It was transformed into a sophisticated hotel and became one of the most prestigious hotels in the world, hosting the most renowned royal families as well as numerous celebrities.
Overlooking the sea, with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Palermo, the hotel has preserved its charming history intact: sumptuous art nouveau interiors, precious original furnishings and sophisticated hospitality, combined with the most modern comforts and high technology, make it the ideal location for any kind of stay, event or meeting.
A splendid jasmine garden and a panoramic swimming pool overlooking the sea create a memorable atmosphere.
Furthermore, guided tours and excursions can be arranged to discover the many facets of Palermo. Choose for itineraries which take to churches, squares and ancient villas, or enjoy a visit to theatres, museums, local markets or simply relax on the beach.
Located at the foot of the Monte Pellegrino
This unique hotel is situated at the foot of Monte Pellegrino and its luscious garden look out onto the bay of Sicily's capital. The hotel is located 3 km from the city centre and it’s easily to reach by any means of transport.
Dining at Donna Franca Florio
At this villa hotel, luxury and tradition are set against a truly irresistible Mediterranean scenario. Even the hotel's gourmet cuisine draws its inspiration from the sea.
The splendour of the Art Nouveau interiors provides guests with the right setting for any prestigious occasion.
Donna Franca Florio is the name of the main restaurant, which takes its name from the portrait by master Giovanni Boldini, now showed at the restaurant. Donna Franca Florio can seat up to 150 people. It offers typical Mediterranean dishes, combined with the finest selection of local products and the island's own culinary traditions. In summer, guests can enjoy a unique experience dining on the sunny terrace.