This city plays host to the most unforgettable romantic proposal


Couples dreaming of a most romantic engagement evening should be planning a trip to Palermo.

Villa Igiea Palermo, Italy; @Rocco Forte Hotel

Villa Igiea Palermo, a Rocco Forte Hotel, and Teatro Massimo Palermo will play host to an unforgettable romantic proposal in historic Palermo.

An enigmatic town enveloped in art and history, an enchanting hotel overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean and the unique opportunity to have one of the most stunning opera houses in Europe for themselves; Villa Igiea Palermo, offers the most unforgettable proposal.

Guests begin their dreamy sojourn at Villa Igiea in the elegant terrace-suite overlooking the hotel’s lush gardens and breathtaking sea vista. They will be welcomed with champagne and roses, immediately immersed in the magical atmosphere of the hotel, steeped in over 100 years of history. Here in the suite, upon request, a personal shopper will deliver beautiful dresses and suits from the very best boutiques in town, and Villa Igiea SPA will be on hand to pamper before the evening’s events.

The evening begins as the couple are greeted by their personal chauffeur in a vintage 1970s convertible Italian Maggiolone. A spectacular sunset drive through the old alleys of Palermo delights with the experience of all its charm, before heading to one of the most important squares of the city: Piazza Verdi. Here the famous majestic staircase of Teatro Massimo, first inaugurated in May 1897 with Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, will open the scene to the evening’s main event.

image @Rocco Forte Hotels Media Room

@Villa Igiea, Palermo, Italy; @Rocco Forte Hotels & Resorts

Walking into this enchanting building, the couple will be led to the Royal Box, reserved exclusively for them. Surrounded by flowers and candles and accompanied by the magic of classical music, the scene is set for the most extraordinary moment to ask the ‘big’ question.

Following the engagement, back at Villa Igiea with the lights of the Gulf of Palermo as a backdrop, nestled in rocks overlooking the sea the decorative temple built by the Florios in 1900 will be the perfect spot for an intimate candlelight dinner. The couple will toast to the delicious flavours of Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, accompanied by Sicilian wines selected by the local sommelier. An idyllic end to a special day of monumental memories.

@Villa Igiea, Palermo, Italy; @Rocco Forte Hotels & Resorts

@Villa Igiea, Palermo, Italy; @Rocco Forte Hotels & Resorts

@Villa Igiea, Palermo, Italy; @Rocco Forte Hotels & Resorts