Famous as The Monsters Villa is an eighteenth century building located in Bagheria, it was built starting from 1715 on behalf of Ferdinando Francesco I Gravina Cruyllas, prince of Palagonia, by architect Tommaso Maria Napoli.
The legend tells of the evil influence of the monstrous stone “guardians” on men (able to cause abortions or monstrous parts to pregnant women) and the very high cost of the whole architectural project, combined with the thousand notorious oddities even inside the walls, all concurred to fuel the fame of the prince’s madness, which however did not seem to be true.
Open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Ticket Cost € 6,00. At the ticket office.