The small town of Bagheria is at a 15 Km distance from Palermo, and is full of large and flourishing citrus plantations and olive groves.
Bagheria is famous for its several villas an old mansions, that's why is often callded "sicilian Versailles": Villa Butera, Villa Trabia, Villa Rosa, Villa Valguarnera and Villa Cattolica; the last one is the seat of Renato Guttuso's picture gallery.
Part of the territory constitutes the striking town of Aspra, where you an see inlets in which the water takes varied shades of colours.
In this small town, you can find the Hotel-Restaurant "da Franco il Conte": 23 confortable rooms, with private services and direct telephone, TV, air conditioning, fridge-bar and elevator. Besidesm, "da Franco il Conte" is a restaurant-pizzeria used also as banqueting-hall, where you can taste the delicious local fish from the gulf of Porticello.
The sicilian warm welcome, the delicious seafaring cooking, the kidness of the personnel and Franco's cordiality will invite you to come again.