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Palazzo Mirto

Address: Via Merlo 2, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
Phone Number: 0916167541
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$124*
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Ranked #13 of 143 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We enjoyed the food and the place is nice. It was a pleasant meal. Unfortunately it is closed on Sundays and it was not crowded during the week. The exterior signage is not easy to read and you need to know where it is located to find it.

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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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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 

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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 

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New York City, New York
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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

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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 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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