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Stanze al Genio

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Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 097 1561
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12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The museum is open year round for a visit but you must book your visit by...
The museum is open year round for a visit but you must book your visit by email or phone. For reservations just call a few hours before the appointment and agree to the tour. The visits are carried out only in Italian / english.
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A wonderful find

This collection is truly memorable. The tile display is awe inspiring. We booked online the day before and we were very impressed with the enthusiastic guide who shares his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Queenland, Australia
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Queenland, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This collection is truly memorable. The tile display is awe inspiring. We booked online the day before and we were very impressed with the enthusiastic guide who shares his passion for the beautiful hand made tiles. Although a little hard to find No 11, we loved the ageing and weathered external door which hides this amazing treasure trove.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very, very congenial and knowledgeable staff; very interesting collection in a beautiful setting; can be viewed in an hour or less, and you will leave the better for it.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We found this museum on Trip Advisor and gave it a shot! We booked a tour earlier in the day and enjoyed our experience. This is a beautiful renovated apartment in a part of Palermo that is going through a lot of restoration. The tiles are amazing, each one a work of art with a story. The gentleman who gave... More 

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Julich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

During a one-week stay at Palermo, we enjoyed a guided tour in English through the amazing private collection of tiles at Stanze al Genio in April 16, 2015. Pre-booking via E-mail is required and convenient (stanzealgenio@yahoo.it). Claudio is an extremely competent and personal guide; the 90 min tour for just two of us was packed with interesting information on Sicily's... More 

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Province of Venice, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First of all, call them or write them, it's only on reservation. It's a private house and guys who take care of this project have to organize tours. I've been lucky, but it's better to be sure if you will have, like me, only a couple of days to arrange all the visits in Palermo! I've noticed this place for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I made reservations for this collection based on the strength of other TA reviews. I'm really glad I did as I really enjoyed my time there and the tour with Claudio (who speaks great English) was really interesting. Making a reservation for the date and time was really easy by email with Claudio responded to my emails really quickly. They... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and they were able to accommodate English speaking visitors and the others all spoke italian. The number of tiles on display is incredible. Well worth the visit. Not too hard to find.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I adored this little gem of a museum in downtown Palermo!! With some free time from my organized tour to explore one afternoon, I was lucky to secure a spot with an English speaking guide (easy to do by email, even on short notice in the off-season). Stanze al Genio was a 'love at first sight' sort of experience for... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The place is nice, it is located in a building that used to be a palace, don't forget to make a reservation. The cost is a little bit high (7 euros) might be too much for the size of the place but it is still interesting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I found the tiles quite interesting and well displayed. I thought the 7 euro fee was a little high for what you saw. The explanations of the tiles and history of the tiles were good and it was interesting how many of the tiles were collected. There were quite a few people in the small space when we were there... More 

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