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Palazzo Mirto

Via Merlo 2, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
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Ranked #14 of 155 attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a very interesting place. There's lots and lots of rooms and two floors so there is a lot to see. It was fairly quiet when we were there so we could explore in our own time. There are so many treasures and works of art so there's a lot to learn too. We also saw some students from... More

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Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
86 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

It was nice to see inside a Palazzo and see how the Italian Aristocracy used to live. It is a little frayed around the edges but still interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Palazzo Mirto is one of the few old palaces still furnished and gives you a glimpse of how rich aristocratic families lived in Palermo in the 19th century.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We went here on a wet day to avoid the rain and for a change from the churches. We were not disappointed. A former royal palace, unchanged for many years, with much to offer. Many rooms with a story to tell, furniture, decor, and works of art.

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Saratoga, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

You get an idea of how the Italian aristrocrats lived. The furnishings and room decorations are rather frayed but you can get an idea of how it was in the past. Is it worth the pay and go see? It's depend on your taste. If you like to see the inside of palazzo and original living style of aristrocrats then... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

As a fan of Il Gattopardo loved being able to experience walking through a palazzo that has retained its' history. While some of the fittings are copies the overall impression does not suffer for this. Yes, it is limited access currently but, there is a phased restoration and will be one of the jewels if Palermos' bid for city of... More

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