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Strolling a pleasure garden in Palermo

Posted by Suzanne on 18 Aug 2017


Wandering Villa Giulia

I took a short stroll through Villa Giulia, one of Palermo’s ‘pleasure gardens’, on a spring day this year and saw beds of lavender; pots of colourful flowers; tall, lean palms; long avenues; porticoes; a majestic statue of a lion looking to the Tyrrhenian Sea; time worn stone urns; busts headless; and views to Monte Pellegrino in the distance, beyond the port of Palermo.


To return one day

This quiet, strolling garden, built in 1777 and named after a viceroy's wife faces the Tyrrhenian Sea and sits next to the city’s exotic botanic gardens. Many years ago it was ‘a wasteland of rubbish’; no more though.

It is worth a visit and one day I would like to return for a longer walk to appreciate Villa Guilias classical layout a little more and details missed.








Note: Cadogan 1998 Sicily guide quoted.

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