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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
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Great collection of ceramic tiles

Lovely museum. I emailed to book a viewing with my daughter, and was not disappointed. We were given a tour but a charming and very knowledgeable man, who was passionate about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
fionaxm
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London
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely museum. I emailed to book a viewing with my daughter, and was not disappointed. We were given a tour but a charming and very knowledgeable man, who was passionate about the collection and provided lots of very interesting background information. The ceramic tiles were amazing and housed in a beautiful apartment... finding out about the history and the renovation... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We learnt of this private museum from TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. The Museum is behind a faded facade in via Garibaldi but inside is a treasure trove stylishly curated. In addition to the tiles there is an interesting collection of period furniture. Make sure you book a time. This street is a backwater but contains a ceramic shop and... More 

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour at the last minute and we are glad we did! They were able to accommodate us the same evening we requested a tour. Our guide spoke very good English and was knowledgeable and passionate about the collection. We enjoyed the tour so much, we decided to purchase one of the tiles available in the office. Now... More 

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Thank Nicole G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should call in advance to book the tour. Monday morning we have a tour in English just for us two! Feels great a tour just for us two! The collection is magnificent!

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Thank Liya0214
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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roxywahine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 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.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

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