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Stanze al Genio

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Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 097 1561
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Reservations required!! The museum is open year round for a visit but you...
Reservations required!! 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 very special place in Palermo!

We went there as a birthday treat for our friend and it was our highlighting the of Palermo. We got fascinated with the ceramics tiles in the house we stayed in and to have found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went there as a birthday treat for our friend and it was our highlighting the of Palermo. We got fascinated with the ceramics tiles in the house we stayed in and to have found this private collection was such a treat. Our host knew each tile and their history and spoke perfect English, (which is rare!). We spend 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This private collection of tiles from the last 500 years or so are a must see in Palermo. It is a stunning old building and the collector has gathered a remarkable set of tiles which are beautifully displayed across 4 rooms. You must book an appointment to visit, by email or phone- although we turned up and fortunately one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a fantastic place and well worth booking onto a tour when in Palermo. It's a fascinating collection in a beautiful building and we really enjoyed the knowledgable and enthusiastic tour with Claudio. One of the best museums we've ever visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Recommended highly for the unique experience of visiting a private villa by appointment only to see this very personal collection of floor tiles. Sounds odd, but it is charming and interesting. It isn't a grand experience like other sites but we enjoyed it very much. The tour took about 20-30 minutes through the 4-5 rooms. So, it is small and... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Word of mouth and guidebook descriptions piqued our interest enough to make the call and book an appointment to see this unique collection beautifully arrayed in a private home. This tour ended up being one of the highlights of our stay in Palermo. This collection of hand-painted tiles from Sicily and Palermo (all completed in the centuries before the mass... More 

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Lebanon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A very unique experience visiting this private collection of tiles. We were given an overview of the collection, the history of how it came into existence and insights into how the craftsmen from different times and places contributed to the many different styles of tile. Our host was very informative, gave us enough information to provide us an understanding to... More 

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Baltimore MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This very unusual place will give you a guided tour of their palazzo, a restored private house which houses a very interesting and diverse collection of Neapolitan and Sicilian tiles. Tours can be given in Engllish but must be reserved in advance by email. The staffer we met was super friendly and knowledgeable. You'll be skeptical when you arrive at... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

So much more interesting than a stuffy museum. This is a great tile collection in a private home and well worth a visit. You need to book, but very little notice is required. The visit added a touch of variety to a packed sightseeing day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A small and interesting museum with a friendly English speaking guide. Well worth a visit . The tiles are beautiful and the setting is interesting.

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

the tile collection is great but the real star is being able to walk around this personal home. It isn't often you get a chance to peak inside a palazzo that looks like nothing from the street. The owner of this private collection lives here and has been restoring it with a unique collection, both in the tiles but also... More 

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