This historical villa was built in the 18th century by the Prince of Campofranco, Ignatius Lucchesi Palli. The Prince of Trabia later purchased the villa, and it currently houses a branch of the Public Library of Palermo. Back in the day the large garden was almost park sized and home to a large botanical garden. The variety of plants included locust trees, Araucanian trees, oleanders, conifers, palm trees, ficus macrophylla and oak trees, coming to 2,790 species in 1910. That number has since decreased to about 150 species, but that is enough to set this garden apart from the rest. In the Spring and Summer it is a popular wedding site.
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