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Stanze al Genio

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Address: Via Giuseppe 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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just amazing and interesting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New York area
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank pooj101
New York area
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank SophieNYC
Province of Palermo, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank irenegriffin7
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank RainbarrelDiva
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120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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

Thank Ms74
Boulder, Colorado
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474 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank morewierd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss it! The perfectly English-speaking guide will take you to a very interesting historical tour of this fine handicraft. He is passionate and you might end up as passionate as he is! The collection and display are tasteful. Don't forget to call them before going.

Thank t-egints55
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Firstly you must remember to book ahead, a quick email will suffice. We didn't realise and turned up to a locked door, this 'museum' is run by a few very passionate staff for no financial return. After we had emailed the guide got in touch instantly and managed to squeeze on to a tour that day. When we returned an... More 

Thank rsmit2
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

we have recently visited Stanza al Ganio a little unknown house of tiles with some of the most magnificent tiles old and new. This place do not advertise itself since they can not accommodate too many people at one time but they provide you with a privet guide and all the time in the world to just wonder around and... More 

1 Thank avi l
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This isn't special, though worth an hour of a wet afternoon. There are many in late autumn in Sicily and south Italy.

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