Villa del Gattopardo Suites & SPA

The famous country mansion from Lampedusa’s The Leopard

Villa del Gattopardo Suites & SPA

Refinement and modernity meet at Villa Lampedusa where is located Villa del Gattopardo Suites & SPA. Our property has had a long history, having passed through the hands of many aristocrats before becoming the heavenly boutique hotel it is known as today. Inside, you’ll find the splendor of centuries past paired with modern features and special touches, while outside, flower gardens under sweeping blue skies create a serene setting for daily breakfast and aperitifs.
Alessio Candiloro

Buildings: Early 1700s

Featuring spacious gardens and an enchanting fountain, the Villa is located a 14-minute drive from the heart of Palermo. Villa del Gattopardo Suites & SPA will welcome you with all the charm and refinement of the traditional Sicilian aristocratic residences, giving you the authentic atmosphere of one of the most celebrated literary masterpieces in the world, “The Leopard”, written by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, the last heir of this stunning residence.

The Leopard (In Italian: Il Gattopardo) is a 1963 epic historical drama film directed by the famous movie director Luchino Visconti, with a cast of notable actors such as Bart Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale.

The residence, which is accessed by a large grand staircase, is characterized by a first noble floor with enfilade halls, painted with magnificent grotesque decorations, where the stuccoes of the Serpotta and the valuable frescoes by the artist Fumagalli stand out, skilfully recovered from the master restorers, and adorned by the still intact eighteenth-century flooring.
The entire noble floor of Villa del Gattopardo could be used as splendid Ballroom seats up to 150 guests for a reception, lunch, dinner, an exclusive meeting or conference, charity ball, also using the adjacent terraces.

The villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens, too. Step into our Garden of Scents, and enjoy moments in the Italian sunshine surrounded by colourful flowers and aromatic herbs. Time feels almost suspended, here – a stark contrast to the fast-paced city life just around the corner. Villa del Gattopardo is in a privileged position, close to the city centre and only a few minutes away from the marvellous Mondello Beach and important sport structures. See it allwhile staying at a hotel that’s literally the stuff of novels.

Open: all year

Rooms: 10

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Featuring 10 luxurious suites and rooms, all furnished with antiques. Each represents an Italian and Sicilian décor experience, with understated comfort and luxury. The attention to detail is evident in the use of precious objects, furnishings and fabrics that hark back to the traditions of aristocratic residences. The large bathrooms of the suites are equipped with marble showers. Each room has a 43″ LCD TV (Premium suites have a 55″ LCD TV) with connection for guests’ multimedia devices, Sky TV, coffee machine, electric kettle, free wireless Internet and Villa del Gattopardo courtesy set.


Our SPA “Le Acque del Principe”, is a place of absolute quiet and beauty where you can purify yourself in total relaxation and enjoy a regenerating break in our Boutique Hotel. There are many treatments and massages to choose from, performed by our highly qualified staff or simply, get lost in the relaxing sensations of our wellness program starting from the emotional shower, an experience that combines chromotherapy and aromatherapy with the healthy effects of a triple jet of water along a path that will lead you to the Turkish bath.
The SPA is completed by the spectacular relaxation room which offers a swimming pool with hydromassage stations and energizing waterfalls. Finally, you can enjoy our excellent herbal teas, lying on the comfortable chaise longues by the pool and choosing one of our treatments à la carte.


A special event needs a special place. Weddings must be remembered as extraordinary desires turned to reality… a task that Villa Lampedusa is more than up to facing. Celebrate your day in the unforgettable atmosphere of our historic villa, from partying in our 1700s court to getting ready for your big day in aristocratic splendour. Our catering staff are at your service, as well: ready to plan the menu of your dreams with creativity and professionalism. Enquire for details.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • Palermo Cathedral
  • Palazzo dei Normanni
  • Cathedral of St. Mary of the Admiral
  • San Giovanni degli Eremiti
  • Teatro Massimo
  • Fontana Pretoria
  • Mondello Beach
  • Palermo Food Markets
  • Casina Cinese
  • Golf Club Palermo – Parco Airoldi
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Parco Della Favorita
  • Villa Giulia
  • Giardino Inglese
  • Villa Bonanno
  • Archaeological Museum Antonio Salinas
  • Capuchin Abbey and Catacombs
  • Palazzo Abatellis
  • Museo Internazionale delle Marionette
  • Museo Diocesano
  • Stanze del Genio
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Festino di Santa Rosalia (July)
  • Le Vie dei Tesori (October)
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