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Stanze al Genio

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 0971561
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Ranked #2 of 142 attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

After arranging a time to be shown around, Claudio introduced us to this amazing collection of tiles - prompted we were told by the house owner's chance finds of a rich collection of historic and beautiful floor tiles amongst the bombed ruins of Palermo after/during the second world war. A lifetime of sensitive and artistic collation has produced this stunning... More

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Athens
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was one of the "highlights of my trip to Palermo...A very unique experience. The owner has built up his collection of beautiful ceramic titles over years and decided to open it to the public...actually its his home you are visiting!!There is a 7 euro fee to join the association and in my opinion totally worth it. You book your... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Do not miss this if you're in Palermo! It is the largest collection of southern Italian tiles in the world-all in someone's private home. It was the most interesting and unique sight we saw in Palermo. The young man who gave us the tour spoke very good English. You must contact them for a reservation. This museum is a work... More

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Troy, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It was a treat to visit an amazing exhibit that is so different than most of the tourist sites in the world. Make an appointment to visit this special home covered with a massive collection of beautiful historic tiles. The 7 Euro entrance fee is a bargain for this unique experience. The guided tour is both intimate and extremely informative.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Loved this amazing place, Claudio was really enthusiastic and his English was fab. His knowledge was limitless, and you can see he really is passionate about this. Thank you

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Me and 3 friends visited the collection in October and it was well worth it. The collection is presented beautifully and our guide was very knowledgeable, we left feeling throughly enthused about tiles and the collection. Thank you :)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you like ceramics, this is a must see. It's a museum inside the home of a University employee who has a fabulous collection of tiles throughout his home. You need to call for an appointment, since he lives in the house and pay EU 7 to join the " association" because of the complexities of Italian law, but that... More

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baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This was by far the most interesting and best presented stop in our worldwind tour of Europe. We were so lucky to have found this place!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We can't say that we are tile people but this place is amazing! The house is very beautiful and it is clear to see that the owner loves this art. Our tour guide (I forgot the name....) was amazing! He gave a tour in Englis. He answered all our questions and explains everything! Lovely to see people who have such... More

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I highly recommend to visit this home. Apparently they will increase their floor space with the apartment next door in the next few years. It's a great association and I'm a proud member! You have to reserve, I did it via email and it was very easy and I got a visit scheduled in english on the one day I... More

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