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Enjoy a 2-night stay for 2 guests in a Superior Room at Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel, in Palermo, Italy. Stay includes daily breakfast. Stay is valued at approximately €1,276 EUR / £1,075 GBP / $1,440 USD*. Please note the winner will be required to separately pay for the city tax of €4 EUR (Approx. £3.36 GBP / $4.51 USD) per person, per night as well as for all additional purchases including further meals, drinks, spa treatments, excursions, gratuities, etc.
Auction stay dates: to be booked in advance and stay taken between 15 March 2022 to 30 April 2022 or between 15 October 2022 to 22 December 2022, excluding stays between 13-20 April, subject to availability. Please note if the stay needs to be cancelled this must be done more than 48 hours before the stay commences, after this point the stay will be classed as redeemed.
Discover history, splendor and serenity at Villa Igiea: a stunning turn-of-the-century palazzo that lies at the edge of vivid Palermo, beneath Mount Pellegrino, surrounded by the azure waters of the Gulf of Palermo. A long-loved seaside-meets-city sanctuary for royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood luminaries. Guests can wander through tiered villa gardens that sweep down to the port and out to the Tyrrhenian Sea; enjoy excursions to Palermo’s bustling markets, Baroque palaces and ancient sites; step onboard yacht cruises along the picturesque coast; or simply work their way through Villa Igiea’s Italian restaurants, atmospheric bars and palatial Art Nouveau interior, which has all been revitalised as a Rocco Forte hotel.
The hotel boasts a range of world class facilities including the Mediterranean inspired Villa Igiea Spa which merges Sicilian design with multi-sensory healing techniques and signature treatments for a truly restorative and transformative experience that embraces the Rocco Forte Wellness philosophy of complete enrichment and unity of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. The gym is equipped with the latest gym gadgets, free weights and Technogym weight machines, along with a full range of Technogym cardio equipment and there is also a small fitness studio. In line with the Forte Life Nourish concept, Michelin-starred chef Fulvio Pierangelini creates a health-focused menu of foods for Villa Igiea, in collaboration with nutritionist Giancarlo Giammarresi. The dishes are created with organic, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, and have been carefully prepared to protect their nutritional value for exquisite, imaginative creations that benefit the entire body.
In terms of dining, the hotel features the Florio Restaurant with its exquisite menu, designed by chef Fulvio Pierangelini, inspired by his philosophy of simplicity, generosity and ultimate quality, as well as by the wonderful flavors of Sicily. The Terrazza Bar Igiea embodies the true meaning of aperitivo hour hidden within its elegant sandstone vaults, guests can uncover the widest selection of Florio liqueurs and a cocktail menu with innovative twists on modern classics, inspired by Sicilian flavours and stories of the illustrious guests that have graced the corridors of this grand hotel. Finally, the Alicetta Pool Bar serves a delicious menu of Sicilian daily specials as well as fresh crudo, sashimi and seafood platters, fresh pizza and a selection of fresh fish and shellfish ready to be cooked on the large open grill.
The winner and their guest will be staying in a 31 sqm. Superior Room offering a range of beautiful views through tall windows. These elegant rooms blend classical and contemporary accents in soothing shades and are furnished with twinnable super-king-sized beds and ensuite Carrara marble bathrooms with luxurious Irene Forte Skincare Toiletries and sumptuous bathrobes and slippers. Further room amenities include smart television with interactive entertainment, in room bar, safe and complimentary wifi.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately €1,276 EUR by Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Salita Belmonte, 43, 90142 Palermo PA, Italy – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange and pay for your own flights / transportation to and from your home to Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Salita Belmonte, 43, 90142 Palermo PA, Italy to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked in advance and stay taken between 15 March 2022 to 30 April 2022 or between 15 October 2022 to 22 December 2022, excluding stays between 13-20 April. Please note if the stay needs to be cancelled this must be done more than 48 hours before the stay commences, after this point the stay will be classed as redeemed. Please note the winner will be required to separately pay for the city tax of €4 EUR (Approx. £3.36 GBP / $4.51 USD) per person, per night as well as for all additional purchases including further meals, drinks, spa treatments, excursions, gratuities etc. Please note any associated taxes/resort fees/entrance fees etc. and all additional purchases will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction’s end. The full Terms of our auctions can be found here. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third-party providers or sponsors.