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Palazzo Mirto

Via Merlo 2, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
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Ranked #14 of 143 attractions in Palermo
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Camberley
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225 reviews 225 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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26 reviews 26 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
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7 helpful votes 7 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Hertfordshire
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We enjoyed the visit especially as aged EU citizens we got in free. The ceilings on the first floor were lovely. The private apartments on the second were rather dreary & where did they sleep?

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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Went here almost by accident as it scarcely gets a mention in the guide books. A 18th century aristocratic town house with the interior just as it used to be. Plans for restoration but see it now!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We forgot about siesta time and had to wait a short while before being allowed in but this was a treasure worth waiting for. A superbly decorated and preserved Sicilian villa in the centre of Palermo the Palazzo Mirto is hidden behind Carrefour's supermarket. It has a rich variety of rooms with ornate decorations, portraits and wall hangings. The standard... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Opulence and decay in one- I've spent there good hour or so. Unfortunately taking pictures is not allowed and guides don't speak English, but still, it's not to be missed. Make sure to take some small change for the tickets.

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sydney
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

One of the best things we did on this trip to palermo (our 2nd visit). Gives you the opportunity to see what life was like for the very wealthy in this city. Such extravagance and beauty! It's really worth seeing

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