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Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An outstanding hidden gem

You might think tiles aren't very exciting. Well, you'd be bang wrong. A fascinating museum in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark H
Hidden gem in the backstreets of Palermo

Not written about much in guide books or online, this place is well worth visiting. We booked a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hugh d
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Reservations required!! The museum is open year round for a visit but you must book your visit by email or phone. For reservations just call a few hours before the appointment and agree to the tour. The visits are carried out only in Italian...more
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Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 380 367 3773
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You might think tiles aren't very exciting. Well, you'd be bang wrong. A fascinating museum in private rooms that isn't that easy to find. It's number 11, ring the bell as if it was an apartment, and check the opening times - you've got only...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not written about much in guide books or online, this place is well worth visiting. We booked a tour in advance as the museum is basically in a private house that only opens two hours a day. Our guide spoke incredibly good English and was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing unique collection worth of millions nowadays. But this museum is not famous because it is private. Уникальная частная коллекция итальянской плитки. Но этот небольшой музей малоизвестен.

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for right price tiles then this is not the place for you. If you want to see a unique collection of hand crafted Italian tiles from the last few centuries GET TO THIS PLACE. A collection of over 5000 tiles. We...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the must see spots in Palermo! We’ve learned so much about the floors in Sicily and about the production of the tiles. It was inspiring and a great way to finish our trip. Thank you and hopefully we’ll comeback soon to...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I am a ceramics and tile lover, so couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit. I wasn’t disappointed. This is a private collection of floor tiles from southern Italy, from handmade to more modern production. The tour is excellent explaining the history of processes and...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

This was such a surprise to see, the collection is very impressive and amazing to think it is part of a private residence. Beautiful tiles, from 1700-1800's, so many, you cannot take it all in. Claudio, our guide, was excellent and really made it fun....More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful collection and display of floor tiles from southern Italy 16-20th centuries. Excellent tour and insights provided by passionate, very knowledgeable young man. A brilliant discovery and extraordinary opportunity to appreciate this private art history. Must see!

Thank WTChis
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We stayed at the B&B upstairs from the museum and were lucky enough to be able to join the 1 hour tour of the museum. It is a wonderful collection that tells a lot about the history of Sicily. For the rest of our trip,...More

Thank JMelba
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

You will not find this place in any travel book or by asking your hotel. It is a private residence that offers showing of a personal (and vast) tile collection. Be sure the get directions from them or you will miss it! Also you have...More

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October 5, 2016|
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Response from rtewalker | Reviewed this property |
Oops. Frankly I can't remember, or because it was a group tour .... sorry
March 5, 2016|
Response from P_M_Palermo | Property representative |
good evening to Monday 20 June I can arrange a tour in English at 15. You can send an email best regards Pio Mellina
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March 13, 2015|
Response from P_M_Palermo | Property representative |
Good day the museum is open daily by appointment. To book, just send an email. Best regards
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