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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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Interesting collection

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Our first time to Sicily and this was one of our best experiences. Second only to the Cappella palatine Chapel. Claudio was informative, passionate, patience and encouraged questions. It was truly a rewarding visit. Building difficult to fine but the owner greeted us from his balcony . What could be more Sicilian. Now how do we get more tile in... More 

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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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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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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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