Sheer Over The Sicilian Sea

Castello di Solanto
Via Castello, 20
90017 Santa Flavia, Palermo, Italia
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Phone: +39 091 931595
Mobile: +39 339 8259856

Imposing Castello di Solanto one of Sicily's last great stately homes, soars sheer above the sea, about 20 km from Palermo.

The castle was built in Norman times and has always been the residence of prominent Sicilian noble families like the Filangeris, Spadaforas, and Alliatas. In the past it was also a holiday home for King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon and Queen Maria Carolina. In about 1870, this small fortress passed to the current owners, the Princes Vanni di San Vincenzo. In the eighteenth century, a dwelling had been added to the tower, the earliest part of the building, originally built as a Norman bulwark to defend the adjacent tuna-fishing facility, thus transforming the original fortified site into an elegant home. The construction of the castle took centuries and the overlapping styles reflect the various periods of architecture, right up the present structure.

The delight of this site persuaded the owners to open the gardens to elite guests for prestigious events: meetings, conventions, wedding, incentive events and gala dinners. During summer, memorable tasteful receptions can be organized on the large terrace and in the park, with its own swimming pool, for up to 400 guests. In winter, up to 300 guests can be accomodated in the Regia Tonnara: tuna-fishing strusture built in the late seventeenth century. The single salon with double round vaults is in a lovely welcoming sandstone.

The owner recommends her trusted caterers to clients as these true hospitality professionals ensure impeccable service and meticulous staging, down to the last detail.


Castello di Solanto - Via Castello, 20 - 90017 Santa Flavia, Palermo
tel +39 091 931595 | mobile +39 339 8259856