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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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3:00 am - 3:30 am
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Sun - Sat 3:00 am - 3:30 am
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Reservations required!!

The museum is open year round for a visit...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bocas del Toro, Panama
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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank dalton1skiing
Bocas del Toro, Panama
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kristin723
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was going to say this is one of the most fascinating collections I have ever seen, but it occurs to me that I have never seen anything quite like it! The museum is an apartment on the first floor of a 17th century house, on a street in the old part of the city, La Kalsa. Via Garibaldi is... More 

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Peregian Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum was recommended by our apartment host and proved to be one of the highlights of our week long stay in Palermo. The tiles are beautifully displayed in a lived in home . Claudio was enthusiastic and passionate about the subject and happy for us to wander and take photos at the end of his guided tour in English.... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Our thanks to previous TripAdvisor reviewers since they are only reason we visited this small, private museum. All 4 of us (2 couples) agreed it was the highlight of 2+ days in Palermo. Tiles packed into 3 rooms were lovely, but they were made much more fascinating by the knowledge and passion of our guide, who enthusiastically explained their history... More 

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Rolle, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This splendid collection of floor tiles dating from late 1700's is beautifully displayed in the collector’s private apartment. Our guide spoke perfect English and was very proud, passionate and knowledgeable about this unique collection. After the tour, we were encouraged to wonder around the collection and take as many pictures as we liked. Our booking confirmation was easily completed via... More 

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