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Palazzo Mirto

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Address: Via Merlo 2, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0916167541
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Interesting furnishings in an old aristocratic house

I only had about an hour at the end of a day and my friend suggested Palazzo Mirto. It is a taste of aristo life in Sicily. some of the place is in need of restoration and care... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Laura H
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I only had about an hour at the end of a day and my friend suggested Palazzo Mirto. It is a taste of aristo life in Sicily. some of the place is in need of restoration and care, but there are some very interesting silk tapestries and furniture. Don't miss the stable on the way out!

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Tucson, Arizona
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is an example of a nobleman's mansion...it was lived in until 1980 when the owner donated it to the Region of Sicily with all its original furnishings. Although a bit run down in places, it is a fascinating place to wander through...you can pick up guide cards in various languages to use as you go from room to room... More 

Thank barbara361
Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Spent two hours here, going slowly room by room, reading the free guide & enjoying the entire museum! Beautiful fabrics & window treatments, wall coverings, amazing painted ceilings, gorgeous furniture & chandeliers... wonderful to savor this glimpse into the life of Sicilian aristocracy!

Thank SpiritSkye
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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139 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

"time capsule" because the interiors are not quite maintained all that well. it looks like what a several hundred year old home would look like today - kind of and more or less. in this regard it does not come across as a Disney World view of the "Old' - all squeaky clean. it is real and rough around the... More 

Thank Mike O
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Wow, don't miss this palace, it seems all the better for not being overly restored and as if the family left about 10 years ago. It is spectacular and actually quite hard to take it in in a single visit.

Thank NedNedUk
Rockhampton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place is a bit like walking around a rich very old ladys' house when she not home! Lots of faded glory and faded opulance. A nice example of what life was like for european nobility in their heyday. Lots of money just to follow fashion and an example of life in Palermo in the glory days. The stables are... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a real look back at history. Yes it's all a bit tired. being under constant restoration, but as a feel for the place it is like being back in the 18th century. Felt like Roman Polanski could come round the corner at any time - although invisible in a mirror! One drawback, the ladies guarding the rooms felt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a Palazzo that was lived in by the Princes of Mirto four several hundred years. It varies in terms of preservation and some of it is threadbare and tatty. The most interesting thing about it though is that it is a real window on the luxury and splendor of the living conditions of past generations of wealthy Sicilian... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent about an hour touring the two story palazzo. Description pages were provided in English - but there was no overview of the family included. It wasn't until we were nearly through with the tour that we ran across a description in an upstairs room that gave a very short overview. Staff follows you everywhere, which I guess is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Palazzo Mirto is one of the few in the city open to the public and it’s definitely worth a visit. We arrived soon after the relatively early opening and there were only two other visitors, resulting in a very relaxed walk-around. The interior is magnificent, in the original style and with many decorative artefacts. The main staircase is imposing. Fine... More 

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