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Stanze al Genio

Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 097 1561
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Ranked #1 of 140 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The museum is open year round for a visit but you must book your visit by email or phone. For...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 / english.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had the pleasure of seeing this amazing collection last night. Claudio's tour was excellent. The opportunity to view the art in such an intimate surrounding is so rare. We loved the juxtaposition of the historical tiles and the modern furnishings of this wonderful apartment. In addition to the tiles, be sure to check out the other charming and eclectic... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We wouldn't ordinarily think that a tile museum sounded interesting but having read some of the TA reviews our interest was piqued and we emailed to arrange a visit. On arrival we were greeted by Claudio and shown into the apartment. The tiles are actually displayed in the owner's home hence the need for booking. It was great to see... More 

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miami
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Interesting but I am not sure it deserves to be rated number 1 in attractions in Palermo. The tiles are nice and the explanation by the guide is interesting but there are other attractions I thought were nicer.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I never would have gone to a museum like this if I did not hear about it on TA. It was a little hard to find because the sign is High up. The tour and the history of tiles in Italy was fascinating. I have much more appreciation of the tile work I see in historical buildings. The building was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Like many here, we found Stanze al Genio from TripAdvisor. We missed the part about making a booking so stopped by one day but couldn't go in. However, I'm glad we booked and came back!! It's not just that the collection of tiles is stunning, it's also how well the entire home is presented. This is not a 'museum' this... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm so glad that TA had rated this so highly or we would not have known about it. It is somewhat difficult to identify -- you have to call for a reservation, and the place is under construction and in an edgy seeming neighborhood -- so even our cab driver was leery to drop us in front of it. Our... More 

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Media, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were so fortunate that a friend traveling with us discovered this wonderful place and we added it to our itinerary. The thousands of beautiful tiles alone are worth the trip, but the way they are displayed in such a beautiful home adds an extra dimension not found in other museums. The years of love and effort that have been... More 

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Nottingham, New Hamphire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's not often that you can see such a wonderful private collection. You can read about the actual tiles in the previous reviews. We were lucky enough to have the whole house to ourselves. Ample time for pictures and investigation. All the guys who do the tours are volunteers and have full time jobs since they get no funding from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

An amazing and beautifully presented collection that speaks of the culture and history that runs through southern Italy via Palermo & Napoli. The collection is shown in an exquisite modern setting that is itself layered in the history of Palermo. The owners are restoring the space to its original layout and have already discovered their own historical treasures hidden in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The designer in the group chose the museum, but the rest of the group enjoyed it a lot. Our guide gave great information on the tiles, their history, and lots of interesting insights that we would not have even thought to ask about. When we visited the main entrance was under construction so we were a little confused on how... More 

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