The history of Villa Favorita begins more than 150 years ago, and in a particular year, in 1860. It is the year in which the general Giuseppe Garibaldi, under the command of the Thousand, completes the enterprise of the Unification of Italy, which it starts right in Marsala.
Salvatore Amodeo was a young Garibaldi’s soldier and entrepreneur in the wine industry. Marsala, in that gash of a century, was, like today, a very important district for the production of quality wines, starting from the wine that bears the name of the city and that made Garibaldi himself fall in love.
Brave and open-minded entrepreneur, Salvatore Amodeo built a unique winery, never seen before: a baglio, one of the classic structures, typical of the Marsala hinterland, but surrounded by mighty walls and turrets. Inside, however, there is a refined architecture, liberty interiors and a wonderful secret garden.
This is today Villa Favorita, which since 1860 has kept the surprise intact in all those who visit this unique and enchanted place: 30,000 square meters of great charm, thanks to a careful and continuous work of conservation and restoration of the complex.
Even more surprising is Villa Favorita if we consider its position, which is anything but isolated: it is a stone’s throw from the historic city centre of Marsala, in front of the Stagnone lagoon and its islands.
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