If the name Bagheria does not suggest you anything, you will surely know Baarìa, the Sicilian name of the village chosen by the director Giuseppe Tornatore for the homonymous cinematographic masterpiece. Bagheria is also known by famous characters and designers.
Bagheria, in sicilian Baarìa, is a village near Palermo. Not everyone knows that the little city, not only became famous thanks to the homonymous movie by the Sicilian director Giuseppe Tornatore, but also other characters spent a part of their life here. The painter Renato Guttuso born in Bagheria, the writer Dacia Maraini lived there during her childhood and wrote a book entitled Bagheria, photographers and famous designers choose the village to express their art.
Here are three of the most famous Villas and their story.
Villa Palagonia (The Monsters' Villas)
Villa Valguarnera, belonged to the Prince Alliata of Villafranca, completed in 1783. The style is neoclassical and austere. Its architectural form would indicate a path of ascension to the sky since it is on the so-called montagnola from which overlooks Bagheria
Recently, the villa was the subject of the Dolce & Gabbana advertising, with the direction of Giuseppe Tornatore, Ennio Morricone's music, and Sophia Loren's extraordinary participation.