Villa Bellini

by emanuele

Villa Bellini

Villa Bellini

In via Etnea, close to the Post Office building, you may find Villa Bellini, a public garden park, considered as one of the most beautiful in Europe. Entitled to the famous local composer Vincenzo Bellini, the garden belonged to the princes Paternò Castello di Biscari until the early eighteenth century and it was characterized by a garden called “Labyrinth” because of its intertwined alleys.

In 1854, the municipality owned the park: many works were commissioned to professionals, whose competitive spirits blocked them and then finally the architect Ignazio Landolina turned the garden from a private residence into a public park.
The works ended in 1883 and the park was opened to citizenship.

“The gardens of Villa Bellini are home to beautiful old trees and hundreds of exotic plants, the avenues are adorned with statues and busts of famous people”.