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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
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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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Breathtaking!

Museum in a private home to say the least impressive. Majolica everywhere !! It is so unique that council make a visit because you can not find another like it anywhere. Reception... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked by email and chose a night visit,the place expected us but as the main door was locked and our Italian non existent it looked seriously spooky. It did not look like a regular museum so if like us your not Italian speaking take a day visit and ask them to meet you at street level

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Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum in a private home to say the least impressive. Majolica everywhere !! It is so unique that council make a visit because you can not find another like it anywhere. Reception and tour perfect! Keep it up!!

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Thank Ernest F
London
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely little private collection inside a Palazzo - the owner is resident and there are tour guides who speak several languages. Boyan gave our tour and was warm and informed. The collection is beautiful. Well worth a short visit.

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Thank Cornfield1
Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great selection and display of tiles in a private home. Very informative and pleasant English-speaking guide. After the tour we were welcome to stay around and look closer at the collection. Be sure to book in advance by email.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This attraction is listed as #1 on TA for Palermo. We visited it largely for that reason. It is a very nice tile museum in a private residence. The guide was excellent and knowledgable about antique floor tiles produced in Southern Italy and Sicily. If you are interested in historic floor tiles this is a great museum. If you do... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a magnificent collection that a private collector has gathered over many years. Certainly worth a visit if in Palermo. Easy to call or email & get the next tour times, which they can do in several languages. A few things to take note of though: - Leave enough time to find it! Its in a back street &... More 

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Bocas del Toro, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I only went to see this because it rated so highly on TripAdvisor. Heck, it's seven euros and about an hour, why not? The owner and a Croatian employee showed us around the place and provided quite an education. Some of these floor tiles have been walked on for six hundred years. Most were bought at antique stores and flea... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is not something you see every day. I will never look at tile the same way again! Claudio was very informative, and kind. It was one of the more unique tours I have ever taken. Great experience to be had by all!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Palermo. Our guide was passionate about the tiles and was enthusiastic about answering our questions. The tiles were absolutely beautiful and we stayed for awhile after the 30-minute tour to just sit and enjoy our surroundings. If you are interested in history, art, or architecture, this collection is a must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We spent a three day weekend in Palermo taking in the sights and this antique tile collection proved to be one of the highlights of our trip. Containing ceramic tiles of all sizes, styles, colors and artistic influences over hundreds of years, this private collection is a must for those who appreciate ceramic tile, mosaics and antiquities. Because it is... More 

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