We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palazzo Mirto

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Via Merlo 2, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0916167541
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Limited Time! Save 10% when you spend $500
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$111*
and up
Palermo Segway Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 239 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
"Folly from a by gone era""

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Stephencosmo
,
Rockhampton, Australia

Similar Things to Do in Palermo

Add Photo Write a Review

239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rockhampton, Australia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Altrincham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
112 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
471 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ireland
Level Contributor
434 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were really looking forward to our visit to Palazzo Mirto. It was a big disappointment. To begin with, the staff is extraordinarily disconnected, unhelpful, uncaring, unfriendly and they appeared utterly bored. One was yelling at someone on a telephone through several rooms and another was entertaining a friend. We were "stalked" from room to room by the staff as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
390 reviews
332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

In 1982 Donna Maria Concetta pulled shut the front door, walked out, and then donated the 21 room mansion to the State. As I toured the house, the only visitor, I was shadowed every step of the way. -- No sneaky photos here! Also no lifts - only some very sharp spiral stairs. I had checked out, "Palazzo Mirto," on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
416 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This Palazzo was occupied by a noble family until relatively recently. It is hard to resist its oddball charm. Many surprises along the way including an excellent clock collection (non working unfortunately). A worth the effort of discovering its location

Was this review helpful? Yes
LINCOLNSHIRE
Level Contributor
178 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Palazzo Mirto also viewed

Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo
 

Been to Palazzo Mirto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Palazzo Mirto

Address: Via Merlo 2, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0916167541
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Palazzo Mirto staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?