Villa Tasca, the Italian mansion seen in HBO's White Lotus, is available for rent – and you can live out your Aubrey Plaza and Meghann Fahy dreams – if you're quick to book.
The palazzo – located in stylish Palermo, the Sicilian capital – is currently available on Airbnb, and some dates are still available for summer (or, at this point, at least). However, with its stately neoclassical architecture, trompe-l’oeil frescoes, and Murano chandeliers, this celebration of Italy's past will impress at any point of the calendar.
HBO's White Lotus recently aired its second series – and it's everywhere at the moment (it recently won big at this year's Golden Globes, after all). However, the mansion (which is indisputably one of the world's best homes) has a notable history that stretches far beyond its reputation in 2023.
Some parts of the Villa Tasca estate date back to the 1500s – but the home itself exhibits a late-1800s Romantic era aesthetic through its intricate architecture and intricate decorating ideas. From the gilt-framed paintings in the bedroom to the fringed sofas in the main living space – every room oozes timeless style and unrivalled luxury.
In episode three of White Lotus' second season, characters Harper (Aubrey Plaza) and Daphne (Meghann Fahy) visit the area for a girls' trip away and consequently book Villa Tasca for the night.
The villa rises proudly out of the verdant gardens, with a double staircase sweeping up to its windows and intricate decorations on every corner.
Other luxe assets include the gold-edged portraits and carved wooden closets that surround the king and queen-size beds in the bedrooms. These spaces are categorized by four distinct color ideas: contessa, blue, pink, and majolica. Meanwhile, marble tiles demand attention in the bathroom – complete with a large soaking tub and a large twin vanity, similarly draped in marble.
It's easy to see why Villa Tasca was such a natural choice for Harper and Daphne. The tiled terrace serves as a perfect spot for a pre-dinner aperitivo –and the swimming pool, music room, and bar offer more entertainment around the estate. The grounds also include a citrus garden, botanical garden, and greenhouse, for a further escape from reality.
Courtesy of a talented chef, freshly cooked food is included in the rental cost – along with a butler, two room attendants, and an on-call concierge service to ensure your stay is as seamless as possible.
Located between Palermo and Monreale, Villa Tasca is only 7 minutes from the must-see Cappella Palatina – the must-see royal chapel of the Norman Palace on the island's capital. It also neighbors the Palazzo dei Normanni, and the extraordinary Cappuccini Catacombs – though you'd be forgiven for never wanting to venture beyond its grounds.
Villa Tasca is now available on Airbnb from around $5,975.85 per night.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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