Lat: 38° 4' 49.56975" N - Long: 13° 30' 38.03672" E
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Bagheria is also called "Town of the Villas" because it was born with the very precious baroque villas; it was in fact the summer resort area of the Palermitan aristocrats of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Its urban origin began with the building of Palazzo Butera, the urban fabric then developed from a series of modest buildings where the villa attendants were staying.
Not all the villas are currently open to visitors and many are unfortunately in a state of neglect.
There are Villa Butera, Villa Valguarnera, Villa Palagonia, Palazzo Cutò, Villa Cattolica, Villa San Cataldo, Villa Larderìa, Palazzo Inguaggiato, Villa Villarosa, Villa Ramacca, Villa Trabia, Villa San Cataldo, Villa Angiò, Villa Arezzo Spedalotto, Villa Casaurro, Villa Parisi, Villa Roccaforte, Villa Sant'Elia, Villa Sant'Isidoro, Villa Serradifalco; Each of these would deserve a visit.
From the fifteenth century, the territory of Bagheria became part of the Feudo di Sòlanto; The first towers scattered around the surrounding countryside date back to this period.
There are: Torre Amalfitano, Torre Bellacera, Torre Chiarandà, Torre Cordova, Torre Ferrante, Mortillaro Tower, Torre Parisi, Torre Roccaforte.
A number of films have been shot in Bagheria, including Johnny Stecchino (1991), Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988), Baarìa (2009).
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