Municipal villa in Taormina
Municipal Villa was originally the park of the home of Lady Florence Trevelyan, an English noblewoman cousin of Queen Victoria, who lived in Taormina since 1884 and married the mayor of that time, Prof. Salvatore Cacciola.
The park by Lady Florence's wish was created as a typical English garden in which many species of rare plants were placed. Lady Florence is also responsible for most of the beauties present today on the Bella island of Taormina.The garden passed to the municipality of Taormina in 1922 and inside, thanks to the inspiration of Lady Trevelyan, you can still admire the particular buildings called ' victorian follies'. Hosting in her villa many illustrious personalities of the time contributed to launch the name and the beauties of Taormina. Lady Florence Trevelyan died in 1907, and the last of her eccentricities was to be buried on Mount Venus, behind Taormina.