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Stanze al Genio

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 097 1561
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Ranked #1 of 143 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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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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Salisbury, Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was our first time in Sicily and having visited the Royal Palace and the Cathedral, it was a joy to step off the busy streets to a sanctuary of calm and beauty. Claudio was a most interesting and well-informed host and was able to explain in excellent English the history and curating of this amazing collection of tiles from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went to this 'museum' cos frankly, it wasn't another church (we were all churched out by then). Great collection of tiles dating from late 1700's with such interesting stories behind some of them. The guide made a big difference with his animated passion and his knowledge - you could ask him about any tile and he would have a... More 

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Luxemburg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A hidden gem in the busy Palermo - an unexpected oasis. Just beautiful. Informative and knowledgeable host.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was dubious about how exciting a collection of tiles could really be. However, I am pleased to say, I found this place to be a sanctuary of passion and devotion to an extinct and incredibly skilled art form. The guide also spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable about the collection. For all the doubters, ignore your reservations and... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A great addition to all the usual things to see. You have to make an effort to arrange a visit rather than just turn up, but well worth it: the volunteer running the visit was passionate about the project and it was great to see a private collection exhibited as a not-for-profit venture topping Trip-advisor reviews over the churches and... More 

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