Villa Giulia

Villa Giulia, Palermo: Address, Villa Giulia Reviews: 4/5

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Neighbourhood: Tribunali
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Sal F
Brussels, Belgium248 contributions
Good but dirry
Feb 2021 • Family
it was very dirty... i believe people don’t know how to take care of it. too bad cause it’s actually a nice place
Written 2 March 2021
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,107 contributions
Tranquil public park along Via Lincoln
Jul 2020 • Solo
Villa Giulia is a public park situated along Via Lincoln, close to the Botanical Gardens and was opened in June 1778.
The park was designed by Nicolo Palma and is named after Princess Giulia d’Avalos Guevara and was the first public park in Sicily. It was immediately apparent on entering the park how tranquil the place was. I found Villa Giulia to be well maintained and a very tranquil space. I walked from Palermo Centrale which took about 15 minutes but it is possible to get to Villa Giulia by bus.

Written 9 November 2020
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
Amazing site, huge selectionof great sculptures scattered within wounderfull wodds.
Jul 2019
To Villa Julia we arrived only by chance during our tour of Palermo. After finishing our visit in the Botanical Garden and heading towards the beach, we came across just in case upon the site of the wonderful "Villa Julia". Although its name is "Villa" it is not a building but an incredibly beautiful and impressive “GARDEN”. According to our tour guide, this garden was the first public park in Palermo. The garden is lush with paths filled with a huge selection of stunning sculptures. In the center of the garden there are a some beautiful "sheds" that allow you to sit and rest during your tour in this wonderful garden. Highly recommended. “NOT 2 B MISSED”
Written 26 June 2020
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Sally62
Northampton, UK4,576 contributions
Peaceful garden - far nicer than nearby Botanic Garden
Sep 2019
We came across this garden after a very disappointing visit to the nearby Botanic Garden and it definitely lifted our spirits. Free to visit and with lots of attractive planting, statues and benches to relax on we wished that we had just come here in the first place. Created in C18th, it was Palermo's first public park. Around the central fountain you can find covered seating pavilions. A lovely place to wander or to sit and take a break from sightseeing. Lots of locals sitting and reading in the shade.
Written 28 January 2020
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THETEMERAIRE
16 contributions
Oasis of tranquillity
Oct 2019 • Couples
If Palermo is hot then definitely head here. It gets a gentle breeze as it's right by the sea. You can hear the crickets sing from the botanic gardens next door. There's also some very good reasonable cafes by the old gate leading to La Kalsa just opposite the entrance to the park.
Written 20 October 2019
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Ewingston
Edinburgh, UK494 contributions
An oasis of calm
Sep 2018
For any visitors who have braved to experience of driving through the streets of Palermo, this is great place to relax and stroll through some interesting gardens. There is also an excellent cafe where you van get coffee or lunch at a very reasonable price. Next door to the botanic gardens, you can combine the two although there is no direct link bewtween them. Parking is available on the street and there is no entry fee.
Written 8 October 2018
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,273 contributions
Good alternative to botanical garden
Sep 2018 • Family
Price, decorations, light, location and size actually make this somehow a worthy competitor for Botanical Garden visiting.
Written 30 September 2018
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Bill E
Columbus, GA179 contributions
Sculpture garden, formal
Nov 2017 • Solo
If you want a very pleasant place for walk (even a jog) this tree shaded garden would be a good place. The layout is formal. There are a large number of sculptures and many places to sit down. There is no charge to enter, and there appeared to be only one entrance (on Via Abramo Lincoln). Adjoining this garden is the fee charging Botanical Garden.
Written 10 November 2017
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David S
London, UK48 contributions
Just as good as the Botanical Gardens but far less biting insects.Botanic gardens alive with mossies and no see ems
Oct 2017 • Couples
Found by accident on Via Lincoln walking down to the sea.Lovely,sculpted,Italian gardens.Well worth passing time there.Easy to combine with the brilliant Museo Civita and far easier to find
Written 6 October 2017
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Ken M
Nambour, Australia282 contributions
Dry dusty park
Jul 2017 • Solo
Free entry.
This is more a park than a garden situated between the Botanical Gardens and the waterfront. Not very exciting as compared to the Botanical Gardens. Mind you, it is very hot and dry in Palermo at the moment so a lot of the shrubs looked very thirsty. Not a lot of shade - and a very ordinary cafe for an over-priced coffee. Didn't enjoy my visit.
Written 5 July 2017
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