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Stanze al Genio

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Address: Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 097 1561
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Reservations required!!

The museum is open year round for a visit but you...

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 / english.

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Little gem in Palermo

Instead of going to see another cathedral/ church again we decided to go see this 'house of tiles' in Palermo. We weren't disappointed especially because of our guide Claudio, who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Instead of going to see another cathedral/ church again we decided to go see this 'house of tiles' in Palermo. We weren't disappointed especially because of our guide Claudio, who spoke English very well. This was a delight after scaring so many Italians by speaking English. Claudio also knew many stories and background information about the collection. The Stanze al... More 

Thank Myrthe W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This small museum was a highlight...the English tour guide was happy to answer any questions and loved his work...I highly recommend this pleasant tour in the private home of the owner who has been a tile collector since he was a boy!

Thank roxywahine
Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a visit at this fantastic tile museum by emailing the address found on TripAdvisor the day before. When we arrived we were let into the private home where the tile collection is held. We paid 7 euros each for a ticket and this included our own English speaking tour guide. He was extremely passionate and knowledgable about the... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An exclusive, "must-do" private collection of tiles from the centuries. A passionate & warm delivery of astounding history. The whole concept is both gentile & awe-inspiring. It is an absolute privilege to have access to such knowledge & preservation.

Thank foodthatsings
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After learning that Sicily is also known for its mosaic, stumbled upon this place through Tripadvisor and immediately booked an appointment. Although it is a little difficult to locate this place. It was very interesting to find out that its a private house, and the owner still lives there. The main building looks very old and run down, which makes... More 

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New York area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

went here because i love tile. sounds strange, but this place is amazing. the guide spoke english and gave a very interesting informative tour that seemed to go by in 5 minutes but last an hour or more. it is a private home and was just awe inspiring and fascinating.. the guide was able to answer all my questions, gave... More 

1 Thank SophieNYC
Province of Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I booked my visit by simply emailing the day before. The museum is situated halfway down Via Guiseppe Garibaldi, which is a street just off the main route, Via Lincon to the coast from Palermo train station. The guide was really well informed and the collection superb. I was given time alone at the end to wander around revisiting works.... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had spent several days in and around Palermo with a Road Scholar group tour (highly recommended!) but had extended our trip to be able to explore a bit on our own. Looking at things to do on TripAdvisor, we saw this tile museum. My husband is very interested in tiles in general so we decided to go. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

You can only visit this place if you book it in advance. The house/museum actually is on three dire weeny houses all restored and take the visitors on Sicilian and Napoli majolicas from 14th century to early 20th. Just amazing and I would have never thought of such a gem

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We checked in at La Bella Vita.....Francesco called ahead to find out about hours and was told their was a tour beginning at NOON. We really had to hustle. We walked up and down the street. This museo is not easy to find....because it is considered a private home and therefore can't have signage. Only because Claudio had his head... More 

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