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Palazzo Mirto

Via Merlo 2, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
0916167541
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Ranked #9 of 162 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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LINCOLNSHIRE
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Wasn't terribly impressed with this. Thought it was going to look like a home as I'd understood all furniture etc was original, but it didn't really. Couldn't make any sense of how people lived in it as a home and more info on the family would have been good as although there were some family photos about, we didn't know... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We really enjoyed this house with a varied collection of paintings, furniture and decor. Needs some restoration in places with water damage, not enough info in english, needs an audiotour.

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This Villa will take you right into the time of the "Loepard", the last of the golden era of grand Palermo. The Villa is intact and furnished with many interesting details. The curators and are extremely helpful and happy to share some secrets.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The palace includes the original furniture and all facilities it had in the 19th Century. I know no better way to show how the Sicilian nobility lived at that time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a lovely place. Having walked passed many a palazzo on this holiday it was a great surprise go in a see the splendid interior. Even better with the English speaking guide Anna included in the €4 entrance fee. She was very knowledgable about the house, benefactors and contents. A great place to go to escape the afternoon heat.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a gem. We had a great guide called Anna - without her we would have missed a lot of detail, secret rooms etc. if you are interested in social history or decorative painting this palazzo is right up your street. Unfortunately no photos allowed

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stunning and the villa houses the original pieces of furniture, artworks, etc that the family used during their life there. It would've been great to have access to an English speaking guide as we would certainly have benefitted from this visit more. Luckily one of the staff managing the Palazzo made himself available in providing some interesting insight to life... More

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Wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were advised to go and visit this Palazzo, but did so on a Monday. It is shut on Mondays, but a lot of the literature we had did not state this. Learn from us please. The lady who found us outside cursing our luck, took us under her wing, and gave us a personal tour (in broken Italian) of... More

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Toronto
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This former home is fully decorated, with original silk wallpaper, and even a dozen carriages in the stable. It was one of the few places we visited with an English guidebook - which was helpful for us. We happily wandered from room to room for over an hour. Make sure not to miss the kitchen and the stables - the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

When you arrive in Piazza Marina, Palermo, Palazzo Mirto is nearby. In this amazing two storey palace we have the chance to see the daily life of a powerful sicilia family, The Filangeri-Mirto household that was in touch with the princess Josè of Savoy relative of the king of Italy. Each room is perfect equipped according the purpose and the... More

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