Bagheria or Baarìa in sicilian dialect, is a very populous town in Palermo, famous for its wonderful historical villas, its eighteenth-century buildings, and for the movies that were filmed there, as Baarìa by Giuseppe Tornatore or The Wedding Director by Marco Bellocchio. It is also the place where Renato Guttuso was born. The writer Dacia Maraini, related to the powerful princes of Alliata, lived here when she was a child.
Here the Villas of Bagheria
One of the most famous historical residences in the city is Villa Palagonia, known as Villa of the Monsters. Magnificent and eccentric, planned by illustrious architects, during the 18th century it became the destination of the Grand Tour Travellers and it was known as the “most original place of the world” and “a place famous all over Europe“.